By Adekunle Williams
Lagos – The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman, has called for regular interactions between the regulatory authority and airline operators in the country.
A statement issued on Sunday by the NCAA General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, said Usman made the call at a meeting with the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) in Lagos.
The statement said that the meeting was primarily to discuss various issues affecting the aviation industry and proffer ways to build on the laudable gains so far.
It said that among the issues deliberated upon at the meeting was the directive by the NCAA to the airlines to meet the deadline to join the automation platform for seamless remittance of five per cent ticket and cargo sales charge.
According to the statement, the airline operators were also advised to take advantage of the window of the Billing Settlement Plan (BSP), simulator training, aircraft inspection and other services provided by the NCAA.
The statement said that at the end of the meeting, the director general thanked all present and reiterated that all airline operations must be carried out within the ambit of the law.
It said that there was a consensus that the meeting should be a monthly affair, to be held precisely every last Wednesday of every month.
The statement said that all the scheduled commercial airlines attended the meeting, led by the AON Chairman, Capt. Nogie Meggison, while all NCAA Directors were present.