Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Safety regulations: IATA certifies Arik, Aero Contractors, FirstNation

By News Express on 29/02/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 6,637

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) had awarded its Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificates to Arik Air, Aero Contractors and FirstNation for enforcing safety regulations during their operations.

IATA’s newly appointed Regional Director for Africa, Tanja Grobotek, said this when he led a team to pay a familiarisation visit to Capt. Muhtar Usman ,the Director- General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in Lagos on Sunday.

He said that those on the verge of attaining their IOSA certifications include: Allied Air and Cargo Services, Overland Airways and Dana Air.

Grobetek added that Air Peace had done its last workshop but the carrier was about to be audited.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate is issued to airline after a successful assessment and demonstration of compliance to safety regulations as specified by the body.

However, Grobetek condemned the Consumer Protection Council’s (CPC) incursion into aviation regulatory responsibilities of the NCAA with reference to the recent issue of passengers’ complaint with Turkish Airlines.

She said that IATA was taking up the matter with the Minister of State for Aviation, Capt. Hadi Sirika, for proper delineation of agency roles to avoid a breach of aviation protocols in Nigeria.

“A situation whereby our member airlines that are by international conventions answerable to NCAA are now being questioned by another body in Nigeria is confusing and needs to be addressed.”

While commending NCAA for a long-standing collaboration with IATA on operational safety, she expressed optimism in seeing more airlines obtain IOSA certification which would be a boost to the industry.

She also said that there were round table conferences on the impacts of environment on aviation under the leadership of the International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO).

Grobetek disclosed that Kenya and Nigeria had been tipped in Africa to host the next conference scheduled for March 10.

NAN reports that teams from both aviation agencies discussed the proposed meeting with upcoming operators in order to raise their safety level.

They also discussed the need for transition from Aeronautical Information System [AIS] to Aeronautical Information Management [AIM].

IATA Area Manager (South West Africa), Mr Samson Fatokun, who accompanied the visiting Regional Director also stated that there were training programmes lined up for NCAA personnel by IATA for the year.

The NCAA DG, Capt. Usman, in his response, thanked the IATA team for its visit and expressed NCAA’s leadership willingness to partner IATA on issues of safety, security and training.

The DG said that the regulatory authority had already transited from AIS to AIM, adding that its staff had also undergone training on implementation.

“Safety is not by accident but a product of sufficient planning.

“Hence, NCAA is ever committed to work with IATA on training which is key to safety and security. These trainings will be domesticated where necessary for cost effectiveness.” (NAN)



Source News Express

Posted 29/02/2016 05:38:22 AM





You may also like...
Melaye bags Senator of the Year Award

Fall of Sambisa: Buratai salutes gallant troops

Abuja Technology Village: Group invokes FOI Act

Nigerians must pay more for electricity, says Osinbajo...

US deports Nazi camp guard to Germany

Confab Committee recommends environmental court to try groups,...

More Niger Delta militants ready to surrender weapons...

Police to recruit additional 35,000 personnel soon

Angry youths stone Governor, convoy

Ijaw youth to engage FG in resource control...


Lagos revenue hits N504b


Latest News 3 suspected kidnappers shot dead Border closure: Compromise and go to jail, Customs CG warns officers Kaduna Govt rubbishes audio of alleged killings along Kaduna-Abuja highway Bandits kill 6 people in Kaduna •See names of victims Agency DG, Accountant in EFCC net for alleged diversion of salaries Kogi poll: PDP accuses Gov. Bello of purchasing PVCs FEC approves N166bn for repair, construction of 14 Federal roads Lagos passport office extends work days Ex-health minister arrested over Ebola funds We’ll make UNILAG Africa’s top four by 2022 — VC COZA: Why Nigeria Police should stop harassing Pastor Fatoyinbo — Rights group EFCC storms hideout, arrests 11 suspected Internet fraudsters


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (539,814 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (442,651 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (388,869 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,392 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,321 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,479 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,473 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,093 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,229 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,227 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,643 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,280 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,443) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,108) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (661) Features (806) Global Business Monitor (441) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,944) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (410) News (51,291) Opinion (1,355) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,438) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,166) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera