The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would today begin the re-certification of the Category 1 status of the nation’s aviation sector at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in Lagos.
Mr. Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, who disclosed this in Lagos yesterday, said the exercise would hold from August 21 to August 25, 2017.
Adurogboye, in a statement, said the exercise, usually called International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) audit, was last conducted in 2015.
The IASA audit affords the FAA the opportunity to determine whether a country’s airlines have complied with the safety standards set up by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to fly into the US or code-share with a US carrier.
The four-man team which arrived the country for the audit include Louis Alvarez, Team leader, L.P. Vanstory, Operations Specialist, Benjamin Garrido, Airworthiness Specialist and Jeffrey Klang, Attorney.