The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is optimistic about getting a favourable result in its recent audit conducted by the United States Federal Aviation Agency.
The Acting Director-General, NCAA, Mr. Benedict Adeyileka, who said this in a statement by the NCAA, noted that the audit which took place last week was carried out without any hitches.
He said, “We are satisfied with the entire audit exercise and the exemplary performance of the regulatory authority and are confident of a good report from the FAA.
“While the exercise lasted, the four-man team used the current International Aviation Safety Assessment checklists and the International Civil Aviation Organisation guidance material during the re-assessment.
“The whole exercise was to look at our books and operations to ensure the high standard parameters that gave us Category 1 are still subsisting.”
According to him, the critical elements checked by the organisation are primary aviation legislation, specific operating regulations; state civil aviation system and safety oversight functions and technical personnel qualification and training.
Others are technical guidance and tools; licensing and certification obligations; surveillance obligations and resolution of safety concerns.