Usman calls for regular NCAA, airline operators interaction

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Captain Muhtar Usman, Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has advocated for regular interactions between the Regulatory Authority and all Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON).

He made this call during a meeting penultimate week with the airline operators at his Aviation House office.

The meeting was importantly to discuss various issues affecting the aviation industry and proffer ways to build on the laudable gains so far.

Among the issues that were deliberated upon was the directive by the NCAA to the airlines to meet the deadline to join the automation platform for seamless remittance of 5 percent ticket and cargo sales charge.

Others are, that airlines should take advantage of the window of Billing Settlement Plan (BSP), Simulator training, Aircraft Inspection etc.

At the end of the meeting, the DG thanked all present and reiterated that all airline operations must be carried out within the ambit of the law.

There was a consensus that the meeting should be a monthly affair – to be held precisely every last Wednesday of every month. All the schedule commercial airlines attended the meeting led by the AON Chairman, Capt. Nogie Meggison while all NCAA Directors were present.