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ICAO audit: AIB to review civil aviation regulations

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Ahead of the planned audit of the nation’s aviation sector in March by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), has concluded plans to review the civil aviation regulations on investigation of air accidents and incidents.

Justifying the need for the policy review, AIB spokesman, Tunji Oketumbi said it becomes imperative in view of the fact that the existing regulation was put together in 2006.

In a statement in Lagos, Oketumbi said industry professionals, including aviation lawyer and immediate past President of Aviation Round Table (ART) Capt. Dele Ore and the Managing Director of AeroConsult Limited, Engr. Babatunde Obadofin would present papers that would usher in the new policy for accident investigation in the sector.

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Besides, technical directors from AIB are expected to present papers while the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of the bureau, Dr. Felix Abali would present the welcome address.

Oketunbi hinted that the review of the existing 2006 policy is pertinent in order for aviation industry in Nigeria to conform to the updated International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, Standards and Recommended Practices, SARPS.

He also added that the review became necessary in a bid for its policy to be in tandem with its counterparts around the world.

The AIB spokesman said that as one of the leading globally recognised aviation investigators, it could not operate in isolation of global standards and recommended practices.

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