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AIB to deploy drones at accident scenes

AIB to deploy drones at accident scenes

Aviation
Awaits NCAA’s approval  The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has intensified surveillance capacity with the acquisition of drone technology for use in accident probes. The Chief Executive Officer of AIB, Akin Olateru, told journalists recently in Lagos that investigators had already been trained as part of the approval processes for the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Olateru noted that the drone technology was not deployed during the recent helicopter crash in Lagos because its operation was yet to be approved by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). He said they were putting papers together towards the submission of application at NCAA. “Be mindful, this set of AIB team will probably be the first the NCAA will be licensing. So, it’s a new thing to the NC...
Joint committee reviews NCAA’s implementation of safety recommendations

Joint committee reviews NCAA’s implementation of safety recommendations

Aviation
Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), have set up an 11-man committee to review the implementation of safety recommendations at the NCAA. The safety recommendations, issued by the AIB, were drawn from accidents and serious incidents. Commissioner of the Bureau, Akin Olateru, said the committee would also consider any other areas of cooperation that would improve safety of aircraft operations in Nigeria. Olateru said that the committee would also coordinate activities with regards to aviation occurrences, respect for the mandate and responsibilities of each organisation, effective and efficient exchange of information and data among others. He explained that both government agencies nominated five representatives each to the c...