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Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
  • Scores 90% EI in Legislation, 89% in Accident Investigation, 56% Aerodrome ground aid

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]igeria has scored 70% of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Universal Safety Audit Program Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP)- CMA that has just concluded today.

This is 3% higher than the last audit which occurred in 2016 where the nation scored 67.1% a good development following the nation’s safety compliance.

The audit which took place between August 30 and September 11, 2023 focuses on a State’s ( in this case the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority) capability in providing safety oversight by assessing whether the State has implemented the critical elements (CEs) of a safety oversight system effectively and consistently.

According to ICAO, this enables the State to ensure the implementation of ICAO’s safety-related Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and associated procedures and guidance material and also provides ICAO with a means to monitor continuously the States’ fulfilment of their safety oversight obligations.

Breakdowns of some of the audit reports in Effective Implementation ( EI)shows the CAA in Legislation scored 90%, a reduction from the 95% it scored in the last audit while it scored 83% in Organisation compared to its 100% score last time around.

Personnel Licencing the CAA scored 84% while it scored 62% in operations compared to its last score of 57%.

For Airworthiness the CAA scored 94% compared to its previous 90% in the last audit while the audit for Accident Investigation got a resounding 89% five points up from its previous 84% score.

In the area of Aerodrome and Ground Aids the country scored 56% while for Air Navigation Services it scored 44%

The audit report for the eight(8) Critical Elements  CE-1 Legislation, CE-2: Organisation, CE-3: Regulations, CE-4: Qualified Technical personnel; CE-5: Technical guidance material, CE-6: Approvals and certification, CE-7: Surveillance and CE-8: Resolution of safety concern was also available.

The NCAA maintained its last score of 89.66% in the area of Legislation while it scored 89.87% in Organisation, 78.33% in Regulations and 60.98% in Qualified Technical personnel.

In Technical guidance material it scored 88.24% and 49.7% in Approvals and certification while in Surveillance and  Resolution of safety concern it had 42.22% and 56.76% respectively.

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