In its resolve to enhance its performance in the area of Incident and accident investigation, Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has concluded plans to review its existing regulations, which seek to accommodate latest changes in the global aviation industry.
This is just as the Bureau has also reiterated its determination to ensure its activities conform with European standards and continue to retain its position as the leader on the continent.
Speaking at the end of a weeklong peer review exercise carried out with European consultants in Lagos at the Bureau’s Headquarters at the Murtala International Airport, Lagos, Engr. Akin Olateru, Commissioner/CEO, said that the management had already circulated the information about its intent to review its existing regulations to concerned stakeholders in the sector.
The commissioner added that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently reviewed its Annex 13 to accommodate developments in the industry, stressing that to remain relevant, it will consistently look at its regulations.
“As a responsible organisation, you have to constantly put your regulations, processes, systems and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to test and to make sure there is still life in your regulations and they are going to work in accordance with your objectives. And if you find any gaps, you need to review and keep it alive”
He further said that the review exercise would take place before the end of the year.
AIB had in February 2016 carried out a similar exercise, which improved its activities and duties to the entire aviation industry, especially as it concerns accident and incident investigations.
By Oketunbi Tunji at 24 Aug 2018, 18:44 PM