Ground Handling

Nigerian aviation academy receives accreditation from regulator

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company’s (NAHCO) Aviation Academy has been accredited as an approved training organisation (ATO) by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The academy said that after a “rigorous and painstaking process conduct­ed by the regulatory body”, the new company excelled in all as­pects of its evaluation.

In a letter to the head of the academy in March, the NCAA declared that having met all the requirements set forth before accreditation can be awarded, “NAHCO Aviation Academy has met the requirements for approval as an approved training organisation in compliance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations.”

The accreditation of the academy as an approved training organisation is in line with NAHCO’s commitment to provide the industry with highly trained manpower for the next generation of aviation services.

As an ATO, the academy is now authorised to offer a wide range of courses to airlines, ground handling service providers, licensed customs agents, providers of security services in aviation and members of the public who aspire to obtain aviation certifications. The academy can also offer training for ground support equipment operatives.

Emmanuel Illah, senior manager of new business at NAHCO, said: “These comprehensive training programmes are designed to cater to key stakeholders in the aviation value chain and individuals aspiring to pursue a career in the aviation industry.”

He added that academy staff will offer training in key aspects of the industry, and speaking on the motive behind establishing the institution, said it became imperative for NAHCO to begin to think of the future of the industry and to provide quality manpower that would elevate it to the next level.

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