In line with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) 2015, Vol.2, Part 18.12.5, the Federal Government has extended the deadline given to airlines operating in the country to automate their remittance/payment systems to aviation agencies from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28
Mr Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Relations, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), stated on Friday in Lagos that “The automation deadline has been extended to February ending at the instance of the operators. As a responsible and responsive agency, their request was acceded to by the authority.”
A statement signed by Adurogboye stated that the move was to put an end to airlines’ indebtedness to aviation agencies arising from the 5 per cent Ticket Sales Charge/Cargo Sales Charge (TSC/CSC).
It said the automation system was being introduced to ensure transparency, accurate billing and prompt payment of charges due from the airlines to the NCAA.
“The NCARs 2015 states thus that all domestic and international airlines operating in Nigeria should forward to the authority through an electronic platform provided by the Authority, all relevant documents such as flown coupons, passenger or cargo manifest, air way bills, load sheets, clients’ service invoices and other documents necessary for accurate billing within 48 hours after each flight”.
The operators were further mandated to work with First Bank of Nigeria FBN / AVITECH (FG approved NCAA Consultant on the automation).