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Byline: Kenneth Ehigiator
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said the main hurdle left for Nigeria to cross to attain the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's category one certification was in the area of compliance and enforcement.
This comes as the federal government has secured a wet lease option to enable Nigeria's designated airlines fly direct into destinations in the United States without attainment of the certification, which is a pre-condition for such operations.
Director General of the NCAA, Dr. Harold Demuren, disclosed this in Lagos during ongoing training programme being conducted by FAA officials to assist the regulatory agency in the preparation for Category one status.
The certification will enable Nigerian carriers fly into U.S. destinations to reciprocate Delta Airlines' operations into the country.
Dr. Demuren said the nation had done very poorly in the area of compliance …