The Federal Govt Council has authorised plans to ascertain the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Coaching College within the nation.
The AIB Commissioner, Mr Akin Olateru, confirmed the event on the month-to-month Gateway Discussion board organised by the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), in Lagos on Saturday.
Olateru famous that it will accomplice with the Nigerian School of Aviation Expertise (NCAT) in Zaria, on the coaching of aviators.
He additional acknowledged that the establishment would allow AIB, which had not been charging cash for its companies, to earn cash by coaching individuals from each Africa and outdoors the continent.
The commissioner defined that it had drawn up a curriculum from Cranfield College, Singapore Aviation Coaching Institute, because it deliberate to ascertain a world-class coaching college.
Olateru acknowledged that it was necessary to additionally cooperate with varied authorities companies and different establishments, for coaching and profitable accident investigation.
He stated: “We had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the College of Lagos, College of Ilorin and one other College in the UK.
“We hope to signal such MoU with extra Nigerian companies such because the Nigerian Navy and Lagos State Emergency Administration Company (LASEMA).
Olateru stated the AIB had utilized to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), to grant it licence to allow it deploy drones at crash websites.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that drone is an Unmanned Plane Automobile (UAV), plane sort that would fly autonomously; with out a human in management.
The commissioner defined that the drones, as soon as it had been authorised by NCAA, would additional enhance its accident investigation.
Olateru famous that the bureau was on the strategy of certification, and that was why it didn’t deploy drones, over the last accident investigation train.
”Drones are extraordinarily important when an accident happens in a wider space, and when it’s not out there, it might take an extended time to collect proof.
”We hope to fast-track the applying with the NCAA. We’re placing our papers collectively, and we’re pushing the applying,” he stated.
He famous that the AIB presently had 36 educated air security investigators, who had been coaching on the Nigerian School of Aviation Expertise (NCAT).
The commissioner added that others have been in Cranfield College in California and Singapore Aviation Coaching Institute.