AIB defends review of passengers’ service charge. NAPTIP operatives to work at Heathrow, Gatwick airports.Guardian Online
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) yesterday justified the mandatory five per cent Passengers Service Charge (PSC) and its recent review, describing them as critical to the discharge of statutory regulatory functions of aviation agencies.
AIB, one of the five beneficiary agencies of the PSC, said the fund was needed to clear outstanding backlog of accident investigation exercises.
A five per cent PSC on every ticket sold in the country goes to various agencies at certain percentages. Read more
ICAO to Assist AIB on Flight Safety Lab. Thisday Online
A combined team of officials from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Singapore has arrived in Nigeria to assist the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) to evaluate its Flight Safety Laboratory aimed at preventing air crashes and help in accident investigation.
This was disclosed in Lagos by the Commissioner of AIB, Akin Olateru, who said the team was led by Mr. Caj Frostel from ICAO, and that one of the team’s objectives was to ensure that the facility meets international standards.
Speaking with journalists at the bureau’s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, at the weekend, Olateru said he was happy about the team’s visit and explained that it was such projects like the safety laboratory that made it imperative that the organisation needed more funding and hence the quest for five per cent of passenger service charge (PSC), which has been approved by the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Read more