Launch Of National Carrier Feasible By December – NCAA

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has stated that the December 24, for the proposed take-off of national carrier is feasible.

This was disclosed by NCAA Director General, Capt Usman Mukhar, saying if promoters of the project are properly guided to follow through with regulatory requirements, the process of getting an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) only takes 90 days.

The DG also stated that government decided to involve aviation agencies in the presidential taskforce because they want the national carrier project to succeed assuring that with the possibility of national carrier scaling through is quite feasible.

“The presence of the agencies inside the task force is to ensure that the right things are done, they are not midwifing in the real sense of the national carrier but they are guiding the process to ensure that it is done in line with the international standards and best practices in the area of safety, security and also comfort of the passengers,” he said.

“This time around, government says we should go and ensure that even before take-off that nothing is short-circuited, process followed so that they can come, start and stay.

“The same service we have rendered to every operator that came from the time the operator came at the first phase, coming with the intent that they want to start operating, it is one of the stages in the issuance of the Air Operators Certificate, to the time somebody want to do formal application.”

He said it was the same process for all the operators and that there was no special treatment given to any operator but added that for the national carrier, the government wants to make sure that it was done properly.

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