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23+ Years

Ensuring safe air in Nigeria

Capt. Chris Ona Najomo

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority

Civil aviation is a critical element in Nigeria's transportation system and indeed its economy. Nigeria has twenty (20) airports and many regulated airstrips and heliports; 23 active domestic airlines; 554 licensed pilots; 913 licensed engineers and 1700 cabin personnel. Nigeria being Africa's most populous country is an important destination for over 22 foreign carriers. Nigeria currently has Bilateral Air Services Agreements with over 78 countries.


Nigeria now boasts of improved aviation infrastructural facilities at the airports’ state of the art navigational aids, modern weather forecasting equipment and highly skilled manpower to ensure safety and comfort of the flying public.

Our Mission

To provide aviation safety and economic regulation in the most efficient ...

Our Vision

To be one of the leading civil aviation authorities in the world.

PASSENGER'S RIGHTS

Traveling by air or using air transport services confers certain rights. But it also comes with some responsibilities. Among the main ones are

Compensation

The right to compensation for flight cancellation, delays, damaged/loss baggage and denied boarding.

Choice

The right to book and confirm tickets with an airline of your choice.

News

Featured News

Nigeria has been kind to Turkish airline, they deserve...

Nigeria has been kind to Turkish airline, they deserve...

The Acting Director-General Civil Aviation, Nigeria.Capt. Chris Najomo has urged Turkish Airlines to treat Nigerians with commensurate respect...

The Regulator Volume Number 37

Our Regulator’s flight is ready once again. This is our 37th edition of The REGULATOR

Joint Press Release on the disruption of Turkish...

Sequel to the picketing of Turkish Airlines' operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by the Nigeria Labour Congress....

FG URGES COLLABORATION ON UAS AS NCAA LAUNCHES..

The Honourable Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN has called on aviation industry...

Documents

Advisory Circulars, Regulations and Covid-19 Information

Discover Frequently Asked Questions

For an aircraft that is to be used exclusively for general aviation and /or aerial works, there are no age restriction.

How do I import aircraft into Nigeria?   
To import aircraft, the importer must:

  1. Obtain an Economic Licence (ATL, AOP, PNCF, PAAS) issued by the NCAA
  2. Apply for Ministerial Approval to Import Aircraft into Nigeria from the Federal Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development
  3. Apply to the Director General Civil Aviation of NCAA for Pre-importation inspection of the aircraft
  4. Submit All Operators Letter (AOL) 067 for used aircraft
  5. Make payment for the pre-importation inspection
  6. The importer must ensure that the aircraft complies with Part 7 of the Nig. CARs based on the intended usage of the aircraft.

Applications to take NCAA knowledge test/examinations can be submitted at the Authority’s Headquarters in Abuja and the Regional Offices located in Lagos, kaduna and Enugu.

Knowledge Test results are valid for 24 Calendar months from the date of issuance of the result

When choosing a flight, you may need to consider the following tips:

i. Plan as far ahead as you can in order to get the lowest fare.

ii. Always demand to know the conditions attached to the type of ticket you purchase.

iii. Always enquire about the penalties for changing flights or reservations

iv. Ensure you get to the airport on time (2hours before departure time for Domestic flight and 3hours before departure time for international flight)

Make your complaint with the airline first and give the airline a chance to solve it. If the airline is unable to resolve your complaint, you can write the NCAA by filling a complaint form at the NCAA Consumer Protection desk at the airport or online via NCAA website (www.ncaa.gov.ng) or by e-mail: cpd@ncaa.gov.ng)

What We Do

Don't know where to Start? Begin Here!

Procedure for the Issuance, Renewal of a Student Pilot .....

Procedure for the Issuance, Renewal of a Student Pilot .....

This Document prescribes the requirements for the Issuance, Renewal of a Student Pilot Authorization

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Procedure for Issue, Renewal and Re-Issue of an Aircraft....

Procedure for Issue, Renewal and Re-Issue of an Aircraft....

Procedure for Issue, Renewal and Re-Issue of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence.

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Procedure for Authorization of Designated Pilot Examiner

Procedure for Authorization of Designated Pilot Examiner

This Document prescribes the Procedure for Authorization of Designated Pilot Examiner

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Authorisation of Designated Aircraft Maintenance Examiner

Authorisation of Designated Aircraft Maintenance Examiner

This Document prescribes the Procedure for Authorisation of Designated Aircraft Maintenance Examiner

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Authorisation of Designated Flight Dispatcher Examiner

Authorisation of Designated Flight Dispatcher Examiner

This Document prescribes the procedure for Authorisation of Designated Flight Dispatcher Examiner

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Procedure for Authorisation of Designated Air Traffic ...

Procedure for Authorisation of Designated Air Traffic ...

Procedure for Authorisation of Designated Air Traffic Controller Examiner

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Ground Instructor and Subject Matter Instructor.

Ground Instructor and Subject Matter Instructor.

This Document prescribes the procedure for Authorisation of Ground Instructor and Subject Matter Instructor

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Guideline & Requirement For Designation Of Domestic Airlines

Guideline & Requirement For Designation Of Domestic Airlines

Guidelines And Requirements For Designation Of Domestic Airlines On International Routes.

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Foreign Carrier Operating Permit  (FCOP) Guidelines

Foreign Carrier Operating Permit (FCOP) Guidelines

Guidelines For The Commencement Of Operations By Designated Foreign Airlines On Nigerian Route

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Guidelines & Requirements including Forms for Grant of ATOL Final

Guidelines & Requirements including Forms for Grant of ATOL Final

Guidelines & Requirements including Forms for Grant of ATOL Final

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Our Locations

Lagos Regional Office
Kano Regional Ofice
Port Harcourt Regional Office
Kaduna Regional Office