The federal government has received the first batch of three training aircraft for the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, Kaduna State.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Sunday.
Sirika, who received the aircraft on behalf of the government, said there was no better aviation safety than having well trained and proficient aviators.
“Just received the first batch of three training aircraft for our training college, Zaria. There is no better safety than a well-trained, proficient aviator. Training will now be more efficient, faster and cheaper. Our roadmap is yielding good result. We appreciate your support,” the minister tweeted.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NCAT was designed to be a training centre for Nigerian and African pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers and navigation aid technicians.
It subsequently created a flying school, air traffic services and communications school and aeronautical electronics and telecommunications school to meet its objectives.
In the late 1970s, it began giving specialised training courses in instrument landing systems, jet simulation, airline transport and VHF omnidirectional range.