Dr. Harold Demuren
The Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr. Harold Demuren, has introduced the newly-promulgated Volume 11 of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) 2012 as amended.
NCAA said the introduction of the new regulations, which is a major landmark event in the annals of aviation oversighting, was conducted at the boardroom of the authority in Lagos with all the management staff in attendance.
The new NCARs Vol 11 covered the Aerodrome and Consumers Rights.
Speaking at the occasion, Demuren said that the introduction of the regulation would further boost the provisions of the Civil Aviation Act 2006. It will also help to standardise the operational procedures, implementation and enforcement in the industry in conformity with Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) contained in the annexes to the Chicago Convention.
Before now, the industry could only boast of the NCARs July 2009 that covers all areas of aviation practices, except the Aerodrome and Consumers Rights.
Demuren, who was elated, said the amended regulation came at the right time to address certain conflicting issues as pertaining to civil aviation legislation saying: "When there is no law, there is no offence”.
According to him, the new Regulations titled, Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations 2012 (NCARs 2012) Vol 11 comprising parts 12 to 20 is promulgated to repeal and replace NCARs 2006, part 12 to 18.
In addition, he said the regulations would not only serve as a better legislative guideline, but also a tenet to be sustained in the aviation industry.