The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said it has concluded plans to review regulations stipulating conditions and requirements for start-up airlines.
The proposed review would widen the scope to include conditions under which new airlines will be registered and issued relevant documents, the Director-General, Capt. Muhtar Usman has said.
Usman said the implication of the review would ensure that new entrants no longer present two airplanes as minimum entry requirement.
He said in the new regime, new entrants may have to present between four and more airplanes before the aviation regulatory body can issue Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to the would-be operator, aside meeting other requirements that qualifies them to get the all-important certificate.
The aviation regulatory body said it was concerned about two aircraft operators affirming that the review became necessary in view of the fact that airlines? operations are hampered seriously if one of the airplanes in the fleet of two aircraft owners goes for mandatory check, leaving the airline with just one airplanes which it said is not good for safety.
Meanwhile, Boeing and Turkish Technic Incorporated, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) arm of Turkish Airlines, have signed a global fleet care agreement.
General Manager of Turkish Technic Incorporated, Ahmed Karaman disclosed this in a statement.
With the agreement, Turkish Technic, Karaman said is now a strategic Boeing supplier for line maintenance, heavy maintenance of airplanes, component service and repair.
Boeing and Turkish Technic, he added will collaborate in the training and certification of technicians from different parts of the world.
He said: ?We provide a broad portfolio of MRO services in over fifty International Line Maintenance locations as well as our existing base maintenance facilities in Istanbul and Ankara. In addition to the current services we provide, more will be available to our customers at our brand-new facility, located in Istanbul?s New Airport from the October 29, 2018.
?We are so glad to announce such a remarkable collaboration with Boeing, which will significantly contribute and add value to our business in our new home base. Within the extent of Boeing Global Fleet Care programme including aircraft maintenance, repair and training, Boeing operators will be able to experience the world class quality of Turkish Technic?s MRO services through this agreement.?