Boeing aircraft manufacturer is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Aviation in several areas to reposition the Aviation industry by enhancing the nation’s safety record as well as develop the industry as the hub on the continent.
According to an 8-Point Programme of Action signed between Boeing and the Aviation Ministry during ‘The Investors’ Roadshow to the United States of America, led by the Minister, Princess Stella Oduah, management of Boeing Corporation saying Boeing will play a major role in the establishment of Maintenance and Repair Organisations (MROs) in the country, establish Boeing Training Hub in Nigeria, carry out technical assessment of all aircraft operated by domestic airlines, assist in airlines’fleet renewal and acquisition programme and develop an aviation database for the country.
The involvement of the aircraft manufacturer also include the development of an Integrated Air Navigation System, Optimisation System Support for Airports and Airlines as well as assess existing Spare-parts and Material Mart in Nigeria.
Under the Technical Assessment of aircraft operated by domestic airlines, Boeing will assess the technical and operational conditions of all aircraft operated in the country and advise the ministry on measures that will ensure sustainable safety in the nation’s airspace.
Boeing will also provide a diagnostic kit for early warning signals on the physical and operational conditions of domestic carriers and provide a check list for mitigating systems collapse. It will also assess existing fleet capacity of the domestic carriers and propose an appropriate model for fleet acquisition, management and renewal.
On the MROs, Boeing will carry out an assessment of all existing MRO platforms in Nigeria and report on their capacities, propose partnership models for the establishment of an integrated MRO platform for mandatory checks up to C-Checks and advise on infrastructure and operational requirements.
In order to achieve the ambition of making Nigeria a training hub on the continent and enhance the local capacity of the industry, Boeing will conduct an assessment of training facilities and operational capacity of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, and help close capacity gaps by proposing an appropriate training curricula to be adopted by NCAT.
Boeing, team was led by Mr. Lawrence Polliver, Director of Sales (Africa).