By LAWANI MIKAIRU & DANIEL ETEGHE
The Volume 11 of the newly promulgated Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations ,NCARs, has been introduced by the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority,NCAA , Dr Harold Demuren. The new NCARs Vol 11 covers the Aerodrome and Consumers Rights.
The introduction of the new Regulations was done by the DG at the Boardroom of the Authority in Lagos with all the management staff in attendance.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr Demuren said that the introduction of the Regulation would further boost the provisions of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and help to standardize the operational procedures, implementation and enforcement in the industry in conformity with Standard and Recommended Practices ,SARPs, contained in the annexes to the Chicago Convention.
This is the second amendments of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations since its promulgation in November 2006.The first was amended in 2009 to bring into conformity with ICAO model Regulations and comprises of 11 parts, which has general administrative rules governing testing, licenses, certificates, exemptions,investigative and enforcement procedures.
Before now, the Industry only had the NCARs July 2009 that covers all areas of aviation practices, except the Aerodrome and Consumers Rights. Dr Demuren who was highly elated, said the amended regulation came at the right time to address certain conflicting issues in the civil aviation legislation saying, ‘’ when there is no law, there is no offence’. The new Regulations titled: Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations 2012 [NCARs 2012 vol 11 comprising of parts 12 to 20 is promulgated to repeal and replace NCARs 2006, part 12 t0 18.”