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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in Brief

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is the regulatory body for aviation in Nigeria. It became autonomous with the passing into law of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 by the National Assembly and assent of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Act not only empowers the Authority to regulate Aviation Safety without political interference, but also to carry out oversight functions of Airports, Airspace, Meteorological Services, etc as well as economic regulations of the industry.


Nigeria has recently successfully passed the ICAO Security follow-up Audit of May 2006 and the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit in November 2006. Nigeria is now preparing for the American FAA IASA Category 1 Certification. more>>

  • Office of the Director-General

The office of the D-G/CEO, Dr. Harold Demuren is actively supported by the seven Directorates and the service units including Information and Communication Technology, Legal, Audit and Media.

The main directories of the NCAA are as follows:

  • Flight Standards Group (FSG)

The Flight Standards Group within the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is a group of Directorates that have joint safety oversight responsibilities. The directorates are Directorate of Operations & Training (DOT)Directorate of Airworthiness Standards (DAWS), Directorate of Licensing (DOL) and the Department of Aeromedical Services (DAMS).
The main focus of the FSG is to ensure coordination and communication through the harmonization of processes and safety standards that will ensure effective and efficient certification, licensing and surveillance of aviation organizations and personnel.

  • Directorate of Airworthiness Standards (DAWS)

It is the responsibility of the Airworthiness Directorate to ensure that all aircraft in Nigeria are airworthy, i.e. fit to fly. DAWS also inspects and certifies aircraft according to established procedures; proposes, reviews and approves designs, repairs and modifications; ensures that safety requirements are complied with and, where deficiencies are identified, corrective measures are taken (through letters, fines, suspension of certificates, etc); supervises the whole aviation industry in order to align it with global aviation trends and propose corrective measures to ensure air safety..

  • Directorate of Licensing (DOL)

The Directorate of Licensing is responsible for licensing of all personnel in line with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations that in turn, are aligned with ICAO Annex 1 Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

  • Directorate of Operations & Training (DOT)

The Directorate of Operations and Training (DOT) is responsible for the effective oversight activities and setting of standards in all areas of flight operations and training in the Nigeria airtransport industry.

  • Directorate of Aerodrome & Airspace Standards (DAAS)

The primary responsibility of the DAAS is to ensure safety and security at all Nigerian aerodromes in conformance with the relevant standards and recommended practices of ICAO Annexes.


The Directorate is responsible for all Financial, Administrative, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs /Planning functions while projecting the image of the organization and articulating policies for effective and efficient service delivery in the Authority based on SERVICOM.

  • Consumer Protection Department (CPD)

The Consumer Protection Department (CPD) of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) was launched in March 2001, to ensure that all aviation consumers obtain the best services in air transportation.

  • Directorate of Air Transport Regulation (DATR)
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is statutorily responsible for the safety and economic regulation of the civil aviation industry. In accordance with the provisions of Part IX Section 30(7a) of the Civil Aviation Act 2006, NCAA has six (6) Directorates among which is the Directorate of Air Transport Regulation (DATR).The Directorate is responsible for the economic regulation of the aviation industry.
Source: NCAA Website, NCAR (Nig CARs) 2006
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Murtala Muhamed Airport
P. M. B. 21029, 21038
Ikeja Lagos
Voice: +234-1-472-1521
Fax: +234-1-279-0421


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