Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority retains US FAA Category 1 certification

7 March, 2018

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority confirmed (07-Mar-2018) it reattained US FAA International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 1 certification, allowing aircraft and crew registered in Nigeria to offer services to the continental US. The authority first received the certification in 2010. The certification is expected to ensure lower insurance premiums, increase passengers' confidence, reinforce Nigeria's compliance with international safety standards, reposition Nigeria as West Africa hub and allow local airlines to codeshare with other airlines worldwide. [more - original PR]