The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority [NCAA] has stated that Nigeria recorded its fifth consecutive year of zero fatal air accident in the commercial category.
NCAA Director-General, Capt. Nuhu Musa disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday, attributing the achievement to collective effort of stakeholders in the industry, as well as regular training of aviation personnel.
He said, “The industry has experienced zero accident in the commercial category in the last five years.
“This is against the background of consistent successes in the Federal Aviation Administration recertification, various International Civil Aviation Organisation audits and the Transport Security Administration approvals.
“It will, however, be appropriate to mention that this feat is an industry feat and not only NCAA. The other agencies similarly deserve commendation for their roles in the zero accident run.
“The airline operators in Nigeria have taken self-regulation of their operations a notch higher and much more seriously. This is due to increased awareness, quality staff and additional investment in training.”
According to the DG, the NCAA, the agencies and airline operators will continue to improve on noticeable grey areas in the industry to sustain the feat.
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