FG Set to Secure Nigeria Air First License, More to Follow Before First Flight, 4 Years After Fanfare Launch
- The Federal government has indicated that it is going to receive its operating license one month after applying
- There are five phases to registering or starting an aviation business in Nigeria, including obtaining permits/licenses and certifications
- The Ministry of Aviation, which is ecstatic, announced the latest step in its quest to establish a Nigerian airline, similar to that of South Africa, Ethiopia, and Kenya
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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has revealed it is expecting to present Nigeria Air, the country’s proposed national carrier with Air Transport Licence (ATL) today, Monday, 6 June 2022.
Channels TV reports the licence will be presented to the interim management of the airline at the headquarters of the aviation regulatory body in Abuja.
The Air Transport Licence (ATL) is one of the licenses received by airlines before they can commence operation just as they await the all-important Air Operator Certificate (AOC) that fully guarantees them the right to begin air services, News Telegraph reports.
The tweet announcing the expected licence reads:
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“The @NigerianCAA will on Monday, June 6th, 2022 present the Air Transport License (ATL) to the interim management of the #NigeriaAir, Nigeria’s national carrier at the NCAA’s Corporate headquarters, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja”.
Nigeria Air Limited, the country’s proposed national carrier had in April 2022 applied to the NCAA for a license to operate scheduled and non-scheduled passenger and cargo services.
Following the collapse of Nigerian Airways, the government have been making efforts to have an airline in the air similar to Kenya Airways, South African Airways, and other nations despite the financial struggles the airlines are reporting.
Steps into the aviation industry
- Registration with Corporate Affairs Commission
- Air transport licence
- Airline operating permit
- Air operator certificate
- Register an aircraft
- Aerodrome certification
Politicians shun Nigerian pilots for campaign travels, pay N1.62b to foreigners
Meanwhile, in another report, it has been revealed that Nigerian politicians are choosing to fly with foreign pilots on their private jets for their state to state campaign.
This is despite a large number of young Nigerian pilots currently unemployed and looking for a big break.
Checks revealed that there are 7,103 pilots registered with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).