Economic Regulations


DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC REGULATION & FACILITATION

ECONOMIC REGULATION OF AIRPORTS AND AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES UNIT


In pursuit of the realization of the regulation of the economics of airport and air navigation services, the Unit draws its powers from Part IX, Section 30, Subsections 2(p) and 4(r) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006, which give NCAA power for the regulation of aviation charges and establishment of a mechanism for the economic regulation of airports and air navigation service charges, in accordance with the ICAO recommended practices.

AIRLINE FINANCIAL HEALTH UNIT

Part IX, Section 30, Subsections 4(b) & (c) of CAA, 2006 mandates the Airline Financial Health Unit to carry out the evaluation and analysis of the operations of all Nigerian registered airlines in order to determine their financial capability to carry out safe flight operations.

FACILITATION UNIT

The Facilitation Unit of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is mandated by CAA,2006 part ix section 30 Subsection 1 to carry out facilitation at our airports in line with Annex Nine (9) of the Chicago Convention.

ALLIED SERVICES UNIT:

The Allied Services Unit is responsible for the regulation and registration of Aviation Allied Services Providers. Part IX, Section 30, Subsection 4 (a) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 empowers the NCAA “to regulate, supervise and monitor the activities of Nigerian and Foreign carriers, travel and other aviation agents operating in Nigeria, and to keep a register in respect thereof”.
The Unit in accordance with the above does the following: (i) Register, monitor and supervise the activities of the following businesses:

  • Agents of Foreign Airlines;
  • Cargo Agents;
  • Ground Handling;
  • Air Freight Forwarding;
  • In-Flight Catering Services;
  • Aviation fuel Marketing; and
  • Other Allied services.

(ii) Ascertain the number of various Agents in the country through proper recording system:

AVIATION INSURANCE UNIT

The Aviation Insurance Unit of the Directorate of Air Transport Regulation (DATR) is responsible for evaluating, analyzing Insurance Policy documents (i.e., Insurance Policy Certificates, premium payment evidence etc) and ensuring that aviation stake holders put in place adequate and valid insurance covers for their operations and live up to their responsibilities in the event of payment of compensation.

Part XV, Section 74,Sub Section 1-4 of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 bestows on NCAA, the responsibility of “ensuring that any carrier operating air transport services to, from or within Nigeria, or aerodrome operator, aviation fuel supplier, or any provider of ground handling services, meteorological services, air traffic control services, aircraft maintenance services, or provider of such other class of allied service as the Authority may from time to time determine in writing shall maintain adequate insurance covering its liability under this Act and also its liability towards compensation for damages that may be sustained by third parties for an amount to be specified in regulations made by the Authority”.

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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC REGULATION & FACILITATION

ECONOMIC REGULATION OF AIRPORTS AND AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES UNIT


In pursuit of the realization of the regulation of the economics of airport and air navigation services, the Unit draws its powers from Part IX, Section 30, Subsections 2(p) and 4(r) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006, which give NCAA power for the regulation of aviation charges and establishment of a mechanism for the economic regulation of airports and air navigation service charges, in accordance with the ICAO recommended practices.

AIRLINE FINANCIAL HEALTH UNIT

Part IX, Section 30, Subsections 4(b) & (c) of CAA, 2006 mandates the Airline Financial Health Unit to carry out the evaluation and analysis of the operations of all Nigerian registered airlines in order to determine their financial capability to carry out safe flight operations.

FACILITATION UNIT

The Facilitation Unit of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is mandated by CAA,2006 part ix section 30 Subsection 1 to carry out facilitation at our airports in line with Annex Nine (9) of the Chicago Convention.

ALLIED SERVICES UNIT:

The Allied Services Unit is responsible for the regulation and registration of Aviation Allied Services Providers. Part IX, Section 30, Subsection 4 (a) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 empowers the NCAA “to regulate, supervise and monitor the activities of Nigerian and Foreign carriers, travel and other aviation agents operating in Nigeria, and to keep a register in respect thereof”.
The Unit in accordance with the above does the following: (i) Register, monitor and supervise the activities of the following businesses:

  • Agents of Foreign Airlines;
  • Cargo Agents;
  • Ground Handling;
  • Air Freight Forwarding;
  • In-Flight Catering Services;
  • Aviation fuel Marketing; and
  • Other Allied services.

(ii) Ascertain the number of various Agents in the country through proper recording system:

AVIATION INSURANCE UNIT

The Aviation Insurance Unit of the Directorate of Air Transport Regulation (DATR) is responsible for evaluating, analyzing Insurance Policy documents (i.e., Insurance Policy Certificates, premium payment evidence etc) and ensuring that aviation stake holders put in place adequate and valid insurance covers for their operations and live up to their responsibilities in the event of payment of compensation.

Part XV, Section 74,Sub Section 1-4 of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 bestows on NCAA, the responsibility of “ensuring that any carrier operating air transport services to, from or within Nigeria, or aerodrome operator, aviation fuel supplier, or any provider of ground handling services, meteorological services, air traffic control services, aircraft maintenance services, or provider of such other class of allied service as the Authority may from time to time determine in writing shall maintain adequate insurance covering its liability under this Act and also its liability towards compensation for damages that may be sustained by third parties for an amount to be specified in regulations made by the Authority”.