The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has confirmed the total number of private jets in the country. According to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) there are 146 corporate jets in the country of which only 46 were registered in Nigeria while 100 have foreign registration.
Director General of NCAA, Captain Muhktar Usman disclosed this when he addressed public relations officers of airlines, aviation agencies and other organisations in the industry during a meeting organised by the Authority. The meeting was aimed at improving the ways of reporting incidents and accidents in the industry.
Muhktar also disclosed that there were 30 certified air operators, over 400 in-service aircraft registered in Nigeria and 130 helicopters.
He said that the ultimate aim of operators and others involved in air transport should be to ensure safety and assured that NCAA would continue to progressively strengthen oversight responsibilities to entrench safe and secure air transportation in the country.