The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently revalidated Nigeria’s Category 1 Safety Status eight years after it was first issued.
The safety status of the African nation was revalidated just a few months after a successful audit was conducted of the Nigeria’s aviation industry.
A high-ranking official from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) confirmed the said development, saying that a letter was sent to the NCAA, informing them of the revalidating.
The same official added that since its very first certification, Nigeria’s aviation sector has grown in leaps and bounds, especially when it comes to safety, under the supervision of current Director General, Captain Muhtar Usman.
The audit was conducted in August of last year when a team from the US FAA took a close look at Nigeria’s aviation sector to find out if it had maintained the safety standards that were established and resolved safety gaps that were noted during the last audit.
The Category 1 Safety Status gives permission to Nigerian registered airlines to operate to the United States.