The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said on Sunday that it would begin the registration of marketers of aviation fuel to check the alleged supply of adulterated Jet-A1 to airlines.
According to a statement from the NCAA Director-General, Capt. Muhtar Usman, the move was to regularize the supply of Jet-A1 by oil marketers to the airlines.
“This action is connected with the recent controversy and cross allegations concerning the Jet-A1 supply and usage by the airline operators.
“In view of this allegation, NCAA has signed all the necessary modalities and prerequisites in readiness for the exercise that will commence in earnest.
“It is expected that the existing aviation fuel suppliers that are still willing to supply will register and regularise their operations with the NCAA.
“The the new entrants will file fresh applications with the same requirements,” the statement said.
It charged the relevant departments and NCAA officials to quickly meet with the marketers and all the stakeholders on the development.
It said the meeting was to sensitise them on the guidelines and requirements for the registration.
“To register as an aviation fuel supplier, an application should be written and addressed to the office of the NCAA director-general.
“The application shall be signed by the lead promoter or chief operating/executive officer of the company and the airports/terminals where it intends to operate.
“The application must include the names and full addresses of their technical partners with copies of relevant agreements.
“The evidence of certification or licence duly issued by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) should be attached.
“After fulfilling the requirements, the applicant shall be required to obtain technical/quality approval from the Directorate of Airworthiness Standards.
“The applicant is also to attach a copy of the approval/attestation of adequate fire cover/protection from the Directorate of Airspace and Aerodrome Standards of the NCAA,” it said.
The statement said that the applicants should show evidence of space allocation in each airport of operation by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.