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Nigeria has 146 private jets – NCAA

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has confirmed that there are 146 private jets in the country of which only 46 were registered in Nigeria.

This was disclosed by the Director General of the agency, Captain Muhktar Usman, during a meeting with the public relations officers of airlines, aviation agencies and other organisations in the industry.

The NCAA DG also disclosed that there were over 400 in-service aircraft registered in Nigeria, 130 helicopters and 30 certified air operators.

He urged operators and others involved in air transport to ensure safety and assured that NCAA would continue to progressively strengthen oversight responsibilities to entrench safe and secure air transportation in the country.

“This forum however, is to take a cursory look at our information dissemination as it relates to handling and reporting safety vis-à-vis incidents and accidents. It is not entirely a new discussion in various fora, but the approach requires tinkering. There is a need for a unified communication and integration among all the information managers of all the agencies.

“We should put on the table a synergy and a robust working relationship among all of you. When I say all of you, this includes the public relations apparatchik of NCAA. If we commence integrated information, there will be a concerted approach when there are incidences. On the reality, an airline operation is not without its own fair share of incidences worldwide,” Muhktar said.

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