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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has notified Pilots, Airports/ Airline Operators and Aircraft Engineers of a change in Birds/Wildlife strike reporting format.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has evolved a new format for Birds/Wildfire strike reporting. The 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.

This notification was contained in an advisory circular with reference NCAA/AAS./BHC/04/006/11/132 dated 30th July, 2019 to all airports/airline Operators, Pilots and aircraft Engineers and was signed by the Director, Aerodrome and Airspace Standards, Engr. T. A. Odunowo for DG NCAA.

In view of the above and in accordance with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig. CARs) 2015, Part and Aerodrome Standards Manual (ASM), Section, 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.
Please note that the IBIS-ECCAIRS form can also be downloaded at Also note that in alternative, the submission can be made to the following email addresses:, and, NCAA states.

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