NCAA simplifies certification process for approvals, permits for airlines

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has reaffirmed its commitment to the implementation of a simplified certification process for obtaining approvals and permits by airlines in the country.

The Acting Director-General of NCAA, Captain Chris Najomo said the agency is intensifying efforts to ensure a transition into a digitalized process of certification for airlines in Nigeria.

“Change Management refers to the process of transitioning from traditional methods of operations to new, more efficient digital systems with the step-by-step implementation of the EMPIC-EAP system into NCAA’s operations”.

He explained that “this is a derivative of the ease of doing business philosophy towards encouraging the growth of the aviation industry”.

Najomo stated that not only the licensing system will be streamlined for easy processing, but “this will be extended to other authorizations, approvals, and permits.

The Acting DG also said the Agency is seeking ISO 9001 Certification to upgrade standards in the Aviation sector.

“Achieving ISO 9001 certification would demonstrate NCAA’s commitment to providing a high level of service, improving aviation stakeholders satisfaction and meeting all statutory and regulations requirements.”

Najomo further stated that the certification of ISO 9001 in the Aviation industry in Nigeria would highlight the NCAA’s robust quality management system.

“The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) aims to implement a robust risk-based surveillance system. This is intended to close any gap opened by the increased validity period of AOCs for unscheduled and scheduled operators.”

“This surveillance which encompasses safety, security, and economic monitoring will be extended to all service providers’ the Acting DG stated.”

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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