Officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) visited the Nigerian Communications Commission on 12th June 2018, to seek collaboration on aviation safety.
The agenda of the meeting was to seek collaboration on standards for telecommunication masts and towers, radio frequency spectrum and remotely piloted aerial systems to ensure safety of air travellers in Nigeria.
Mohammed Odunowo, Director, Aerodrome and Airspace Standards, NCAA who led the delegation said that the NCAA, which regulates the aviation sector in Nigeria, sees the NCC as its strategic partner and the visit was to see how both agencies can collaborate for the ontinuous safety of airplanes and helicopters as air travellers are set to double world wide by 2030.
“For instance, to chart a flight path for helicopters, we need to always know ‘what is where’ in the airspace, and that’s why NCC has to be our strategic partner moving forward.”
Engr Ubale Maska, Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, NCC, while receiving the delegation said that NCC and NCAA have been collaborating together for a long time and that the meeting with the NCAA is due to the common areas of interests between the two government organizations.
“ There is need for the collaboration between us to ensure that telecommunications masts close to airports conform to certain standards that ensure the safety of air travellers in Nigeria.
“The other issues are related to drones and frequency issues around airports that NCC has helped to resolve in the past”.