NCAA notifies airline operators of changes in wildlife strike reporting

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has notified pilots, airports/ airline operators and aircraft engineers that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has evolved a new format for birds/wildfire strike reporting.

In an advisory circular marked NCAA/AAS./BHC/04/006/11/132 dated 30th July, 2019 and sent to all airports/airline Operators, Pilots and aircraft Engineers, NCAA said European Coordinating Centre for Accidents and Incidents Reporting System (ECCAIRS) Excel-based format will now be used for ICAO Bird strike Information System (IBIS) reporting.

The circular which was signed by the director, aerodrome and airspace standards, Mr. T. A. Odunowo for  the director general NCAA said: “In view of the above and in accordance with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig. CARs) 2015, Part 12.6.23.2 and Aerodrome Standards Manual (ASM), Section 13.2.4.2, it is therefore mandatory that you forward to NCAA, Directorate of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS) using the attached IBIS-ECCAIRS form for all Bird and Wildlife strikes at your Aerodromes on or before thirty (30) days of occurrence for the submission.”

It added that the IBIS-ECCAIRS form can also be downloaded at ICAO website.

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