5 aircraft, 1 chopper insured, says Rector
By Matthew Denis
The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has granted approval to the International Aviation College in llorin to train pilots for two years.
Rector of the college, Engr. Benedict Adeyileka made the disclosure in a statement made available to this medium on Friday.
According to the statement, the approval for two years followed satisfactory re-certification audit of the college carried out by the NCAA.
The statement said the two years renewal qualified the college for unhindered training operation.
Speaking in a telephone chat with Pilot Aviation on Sunday, the rector explained that the college has already commenced training of 52 students for the piloting course.
He stressed that as part of effective operations they have renewed the insurance licences of five aircraft and one chopper belonging to the college.
He said, “We have commenced the pilot training since last month with 52 students pilot trainees. We have also insured five aircraft and one helicopter currently for the training.”
In his reaction to the re-certification of IAC, the former Rector of the College, Capt. Abdulkarim Abdulmumini described it as a welcome development.
In a chat with this medium, he said, ” I’m just hearing it from you and it is a good development.”
Recall that the Kwara House of Assembly, during its plenary on Wednesday April 10, passed a bill to formalise the establishment of the college as an Act of Parliament.
The bill has been forwarded to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for assent. The law will further consolidate the existing government ownership of the institution and will broaden its opportunities to operate.