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NCAA Presents Air Transport Licence (ATL) To Nigeria Air

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Nigeria Air, the proposed national carrier for Nigeria, receives the Air Transport Licence (ATL) from NCCA.

NCCA said that ATL was a prerequisite for the airline to acquire Air Operation Certificate (AOC) to start operating.

NCCA said as a regulator, it works with operators as its goal is to promote the growth of the industry.

NCAA Presents Air Transport Licence (ATL) To Nigeria Air - autojosh





The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCCA) has presented Air Transport Licence (ATL) to the interim management of Nigeria Air, headed by a former Managing Director of the defunct Virgin Nigeria Airways, Captain Dapo Olumide.

The proposed new national carrier of Nigeria applied for the certificate in April 2022 and is expected to receive its Air Operation Certificate (AOC) within the next few weeks.

During the presentation of the certificate to the interim management of Nigeria Air on Monday in Abuja, the Director-general of NCAA Cpt. Musa Nuhu said that ATL was a prerequisite for the airline to acquire Air Operation Certificate (AOC) to start operating.

According to him, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) works and supports all operators currently existing and aspiring in the industry to get the necessary documents after meeting all the requirements.

“This ATL has gone through all the processes. So, at this point in time, I will like to do the presentation. We look forward to the fulfilment of the AOC process so that we can hand over the AOC certificate to you.

“As the regulator, we work with operators. That is a goal to promote the growth of the industry. It is important to have strong airlines in Nigeria given the Single African Transport Market.”

“Also, in view of Africa Continental Free Trade Area which can make a significant contribution to the growth of Nigerian economy,” he said.





NCAA Presents Air Transport Licence (ATL) To Nigeria Air - autojosh

NCAA Presents Air Transport Licence (ATL) To Nigeria Air - autojosh

Nuhu said Nigeria stood to get the best from the AU Agenda 2063 Air programme is one of the largest markets in Africa. He added that participating in Single Africa Air Transport Market as a nation would increase Gross Domestic Products (GDPs).

Responding, the Acting Chief Executive Nigeria Air, Mr Dapo Olumide, thanked NCAA for the good job executed leading to present ATL to Nigeria Air.

Olumide said the team would definitely double efforts in order to fulfil all necessary processes to receive an AOC certificate from NCAA to start flying.

“We already have aircraft identified because that is one of the requirements for the NCAA. We are waiting for the terms of the agreement with the Provider of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

“What we need now is to go through stages to get AOC certificate from NCAA. No magic in the process. It is not something that can be issued because they like your face.

“When you have an AOC and ATL, you can commence commercial scheduled operations. The date to start operation is largely based on the process one is following to get the AOC certificate”, he said.





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