FAA Officials Arrive Nigeria, Begins Assessment Of Country’s Aviation Industry Monday
A four-member team from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have arrived Nigeria to conduct the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) which will begin from Monday, 21– 25 August, 2017.
IASA programme was established by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in 1992. The programme is an attempt to appreciate a country’s ability to adhere to standards and recommended practices for aircraft operations and maintenance.
During the IASA audit in Nigeria , the FAA officials will carry out an assessment visit to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The arrival of the team was disclosed in an online statement issued by the General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye
The members of the team according to him are Louis A. Alvarez, Team leader, L.P.Vanstory, Operations Specialist, Benjamin Garrido, Airworthiness Specialist and Jeffrey Klang, Attorney.
He stated that the FAA officials would assess the State’s aviation law, regulations and oversight capability in accordance with the eight critical elements as defined in International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO) document 9734.
In addition,the NCAA spokesman further stated that during the assessment, the team would need to visit the facilities of an Airline Operators Certificate (AOC) holder and that they would also look at the operations and maintenance organisations.
Adurogboye in the statement said that at the end of the assessment there would be a debriefing session at the headquarters of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).