OBTAIN PERMITS BEFORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH RISE STRUCTURES AND LANDING FACILITIES, NCAA INSISTS
Thursday, November 9, 2017

OBTAIN PERMITS BEFORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH RISE STRUCTURES AND LANDING FACILITIES, NCAA INSISTS

OBTAIN PERMITS BEFORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH RISE STRUCTURES AND LANDING FACILITIES, NCAA INSISTS

 

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has sent stern warning to Operators of Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), Landing Facilities owners, Stakeholders and the General public to always obtain Aviation height clearance, permits and licences before the construction of the following:

 

  • Tower
  • Telecommunication Mast
  • High Rise Building / Structures
  • Landing Facilities:

      Helipad/Helideck (For Civil Use)

      Heliports

 

This is in line with the Civil Aviation Act 2006 Part IX (30) (L) which empowers the Authority to prohibit, regulate and remove any structure which by virtue of its height or position is considered to endanger the safety of aircraft operations.

The Civil Aviation Act 2006 Part IX (30) (K) also stipulated that the Authority will grant and certify licences for the construction of Helipads, Helidecks and Heliports. It is illegal to operate into a heliport (Surface level, elevated or helideck) without the approval of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

However, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig. CARs) Part 12.10.6 highlights that Heliport operators are required to commence process of the renewal of Heliport Certificate not less than Ninety (90) days to the date of expiration of the certificate.

This warning is for the interest of safe flight operations in and out of Nigerian airspace and any violation will be viewed seriously by the Authority.

 

Signed

Sam Adurogboye

GM Public Relations, NCAA