NCAA optimistic about airlines meeting financial commitment

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Usman Muhtar, has expressed optimism that Nigeria’s airline operators will continue to honour their financial obligations and carry out seamless airline operations.

While appreciating the operators for their efforts despite daunting challenges in the business environment, Muhtar commended five domestic airlines for their consistency in the remittance of five per cent Ticket Sales Charges/Cargo Sales Charges (TSC/CSC).

The airlineare Air Peace Airline, Overland Airways, MedView Airline, Aero Contractors and Allied Air Limited. The payment is in compliance with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Act 2006 (as amended).

This is just as Captain Muhtar has congratulated Allied Air Limited on her success in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) on theairline’s operation.

The airlines were presented their commendation letters during a consultative meeting between the regulatory body and the airline operators under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON).

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Other key considerations for recognition by the authority are timely remittance of Cargo Sales Charges (CSC); beneficial working relationship, especially the Aviation Revenue Automation Project (ARAP)/Direct Debit Mandate and contribution to effective, efficient, safe and secure operations.

At the meeting attended by about 33 schedule and non-schedule commercialairlines, the chief executives of theairlines took turns to enumerate some grey areas affecting their operational efficiency.

The operators expressed hope that the regulatory authority will intervene in the aforementioned areas of concern. It was unanimously agreed that this consultative meeting should occur much more frequently.

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