The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has commenced the audit of airlines in the country.
The authority said the move was to guarantee passengers’ safety and protection from COVID-19, adding that it was also working on a bailout for the aviation industry to prevent the collapse of the airlines.
Nigeria’s airspace was closed on March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a story first published by Thisday on Thursday, whichALSC is following, NCAA spokesman, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, said in Lagos that that the main objective of the technical audit is to ensure that airlines’ fleet is airworthy.
According to him, the audit would also ensure that the airlines provide adequate safety protocol to ensure the protection of passengers from the virus infection while onboard.
The audit, he said, would ensure that pilots and cabin crew meet the conditions to fly. A directive from NCAA to the airlines, All Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), said the airlines would be required to review and demonstrate or submit the evidence of compliance.