The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has deployed National Aviation Safety Reporting system for both mandatory and voluntary reports, according to the Agency.
The Director General of the NCAA, Capt. Nuhu Musa stated that the deployment is coming on the back of NCAA “establishing a robust Safety Data Collection and Reporting System (SDCPS) called SMS Pro that would bring Nigeria to full compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).’ The DG noted that the “SMS Pro system is web-based software which is user-friendly and mirrors the SSP & SMS ICAO-recommended framework comprising Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management Safety Assurance and Safety Promotion. It allows for full integration of the whole aviation industry such that each service provider has customized handles issued by the Authority, to submit reports into the system. ”
The deployment according to the Agency is in line with Annex 19 to the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Act 2022 which mandates the implementation of Aviation State Safety Programme.
Specifically, Annex 19 SARPs Standards and Recommended Practices mandates that states shall establish Safety Data Collection and Processing Systems (SDCPS) to capture, store, aggregate and enable the analysis of safety data and safety information.
Nigeria is billed for the ICAO USOAP Audit in August 2023.