NCAA Approves Leadstream Aviation Training Institute

Muhtar Usman
Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Muhtar Usman

By Chinedu Eze

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has granted Leadstream Aviation Training, an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) certificate, in order for the organisation to carry out B737 series type rating training.

At the presentation of the ATO certificate in Lagos, the Director-General, Captain Muhtar Usman, expressed satisfaction in the compliance of Leadstream during the process towards the certification.

The DG NCAA, who was represented by the Acting Director of Licencing, Dr. W. T. Haggai, said: “We are very glad in your interest in providing training for aviation personnel in Nigeria.  We want to commend you for your outstanding performance during the ATO process and having completed the five phases of the ATO certification process.

“As the initial applicant, we must make bold to say that your facilities are outstanding.

“Your manuals have also been seen as outstanding and we believe that that is the way to go for the aviation industry.  The DG NCAA is fully aware that everything has come out successfully. We want to wish you the best and we plead that you stick to the regulations.

“It will help you and it will make out work easier. We look forward to working with you always.”

In his response, Leadstream Accountable Manager and the chief executive officer, Engr. Roland Ahmed expressed gratitude to the NCAA and the certification team. “On behalf of the management of Leadstream Aviation Training, I want to say thank you to the authority, ably represented by the acting Director of Licencing. I want to thank the NCAA team headed by Engr. Ameh. At a time, we felt overburdened. During the process, we were told that the process need to be balanced. We were told that We are doing this so we can do it right

“At the end of the day, from my heart, I appreciate it. Where we need to go back and forth, we were guided all through.

“As specified in the certificate, Leadstream Aviation Training is approved to carry out training in: Type Rating System Course (Initial and Refresher) on B737 300/400/500 (Airframe, Associated Power Plant and Avionics), and B737 600/700-900 (Airframe, Associated Power Plant and Avionics).

“Pursuant to Part IX, Section 30(4)(L) of the Civil Aviation Act 2006, Part 3 of the Nigeria Civil Aviation regulations 2015, The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority hereby grant this Aviation Training Organisation certificate of approval subject to the terms specified,” NCAA stated in the ATO certificate.

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