The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will today commence an assessment visit to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
A four-member team from the FAA have arrived Nigeria to conduct the audit which will take place from 21st – 25th August, 2017.
The assessment is to ascertain if the CAA is still operating in line with the FAA set standards as regards safety to retain its category one status that would continue to allow nigerian airlines fly into the US.
The members of the team are Louis A. Alvarez, Team leader, L.P.Vanstory, Operations Specialist, Benjamin Garrido, Airworthiness Specialist and Jeffrey Klang, Attorney.
The FAA officials will assess the State’s aviation law, regulations and oversight capability in accordance with the eight critical elements as defined in ICAO document 9734.
In addition, during the assessment, the team will need to visit the facilities of an Airline Operators Certificate (AOC) holder to look at the operations and maintenance organisations.
At the end of the assessment there will be a debriefing session at the headquarters of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).