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Domestic airlines replacing expatriate pilots with Nigerians

The number of expatriate pilots working for domestic airlines in the country is gradually dropping to make way for younger generation of Nigerian pilots.

Data obtained from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority showed that the number of licensed expatriate pilots in the country had dropped from 631 in 2016 to 609 by 2017.

This is despite the fact that the total number of licensed pilots operating in the country increased from 2,226 in 2016 to 2,356 last year, working with the seven passenger airlines, about six cargo airlines, five helicopter companies and other charter airlines.

The PUNCH, June 18, 2018

 

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