The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria’s profile as a top-tier training facility will be enhanced thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding recently signed by the Ministry of Aviation with Aviation Solutions organization, a multiservice provider organization for international aviation in Vilnius, Lithuania.
In order to establish NCAT as a Regional Training Center for Africa in civil aviation, ASG, the largest provider of aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance globally, will assist the college in the areas of competencies, training, and certification.
Additionally, the MoU includes the certification of one B737NG full flight simulator as well as assistance to NCAT in the purchase of three full flight simulators as part of its deliverables.
James Odaudu, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation, noted in a statement “ASG and its affiliates are also to provide ground handling service, maintenance, repairs, overhaul and other training services for the college.”
He informed the ASG management that Nigeria was the ultimate destination and hub of aviation in Africa, and any investment in the sector was an investment worth the while and not misplaced.
He described Nigeria as a very important country in Africa with huge potential and a ready market for aviation, and disclosed that the group had robust relationships with some domestic airline operators in Nigeria to whom the group had been offering some mutually beneficial services.