NCAA lifts International Aviation College suspension, restores ATO certification


Stories by Matthew Denis

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has restored the Approved Training Organisation (ATO) certificate of the International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin.

News of the restoration was communicated to the college through a letter dated 3rd October 2018 and titled “lifting suspension of the Approved Training organization (ATO) CERTIFICATE NUMBER: ATO/AA/004”.

The NCAA hinged its decision to restore the certificate on “the closure of a good number of the findings” by the management of the  College, Ilorin.

Besides, it also noted “the remarkable commitment demonstrated in closing the remaining findings as verified during the recent Recertification Audit of your college.”

The NCAA’s letter, which was signed by the Acting Director of Licensing on behalf of the Director General, however, expressed expectation that the College will “make every effort to close pending findings and notify the Authority as soon as possible.”

The Approved Training Organisation (ATO) Certificate is issued in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and it authorises the College to carry out training in the following areas:

Private Pilot License Training (A)

Commercial Pilot License Training (A)

Single-Engine Rating Training (A)

Multi-Engine Rating Training (A)

Instrument Rating Training

Private Pilot License Training (H)

Commercial Pilot License Training (H)

. Single-Engine Rating Training (H)

Flight Dispatcher Training.

The International Aviation College, Ilorin was established by the Kwara State Government under the Saraki’s administration to provide world class training that will enable Kwarans and others to tap into extant opportunities in the aviation industry.

When contacted, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aro Yahaya confirmed the development.

The College since establishment has graduated over 100 pilots who are doing well in different commercial airlines in the country and beyond.


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