By Daniel Eteghe

LAGOS—Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, NCAT, Zaria, Captain Chinyere Kalu, yesterday, said one of the major reasons most African National carriers collapsed after operating for a few years was because they were managed by non-African flight crew and aviators.

Disclosing this development in the course of her presentation at Akwaaba 2012 in Lagos, Captain Kalu pointed out that apart from the numerous challenges that was bedevilling the aviation industry in Africa, inadequate manpower also accounted for the death of African airlines.

According to the NCAT Rector, “we have to train our people, Africans in particular, so that we can manage our airlines by ourselves and when this happens, we are sure of having vibrant airlines within our sub-region as well as making the aviation industry in Africa a more competitive industry all over the world.”

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