NCAA Notifies Pilots, Operators Of ICAO New Format For Reporting Birds/Wildlife Strike

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said it has notified Pilots, Airports/ Airline Operators and Aircraft Engineers of a new change in Birds/Wildlife strike reporting format introduced by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, who made this known in an online statement, stated that the European Coordinating Centre for Accidents and Incidents Reporting System (ECCAIRS) Excel-based format would now be used for ICAO Bird strike Information System (IBIS) reporting.

He explained that this notification was contained in an advisory circular with reference NCAA/AAS./BHC/04/006/11/132 dated July 30, 2019 to all airports/airline operators, pilots and aircraft engineers and signed by the Director, Aerodrome and Airspace Standards, Engr. T. A. Odunowo for DG NCAA.

Adurogboye added that jn view of the above and in accordance with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig. CARs) 2015, Part 12.6.23.2 and Aerodrome Standards Manual (ASM), Section 13.2.4.2, it is therefore mandatory that you forward to NCAA, Directorate of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS) using the attached IBIS-ECCAIRS form for all Bird and Wildlife strikes at your aerodromes on or before 30 days of occurrence for the submission.

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