Nigerian College of Aviation Technology

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology is a higher education institute in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. It is funded by the Civil Aviation Department in the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation.[1]

Nigerian College of Aviation Technology
TypeAviation
Established1964 (1964)
Location, ,
Nigeria
Websitencat.gov.ng

Formerly known as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, the school was established in 1964.[2]

History edit

The Nigeria College of Aviation Technology was formally inaugurated in 1964 through an Act of Parliament.[3] It began operations in 1966 with technical support from the United Nations Development Programme and the International Civil Aviation Organization.[4] It was designed to be a training center for Nigerian and African pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, navigation aid technicians and it subsequently created a flying school, air traffic services and communications school and aeronautical electronics and telecommunications school to meet its objectives. In the late 1970s, it began giving specialized training courses in instrument landing systems, jet simulation, airline transport, and VHF omnidirectional range.[citation needed] In 1977, it admitted its first female student known as Chinyere Kalu who will go on to head the institution during the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan[4]

Library edit

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology library is an academic Library that was established in 1964 to support teaching and instructional programmes of the college. As an important educational agency for the intellectual and information needs of students, technical and administrative staff and facilitates research in aviation industry.[5] the virtual Library make digitized information resources available online or offline to both academic staff, non -academic staff, students and other researchers without moving from offices.

Operations edit

It has a fleet of about 26 training aircraft. These consist of 14 single-engine TAMPICO TB9, 5 single TRINIDAD TB20, 3 twin-engine Beech 58, 2 BELL 206 Helicopters, a B737 aircraft for cabin crew training and 1 TBM 850 aircraft for flight training.[6] As of 2010, about 6,500 students had graduated from the college, which offers course in flying, aircraft maintenance, air traffic control and aeronautical telecommunications.[7]Chief Dayo Abatan was appointed chairman of the college in February 2009.[8]

In 2010, the college was seeking to become a degree-awarding institution through affiliation with a foreign university.[9]

A Nigerian domestic airline, Arik Air, started a scholarship plan in October 2006 for training pilots and aircraft engineers. The first 15 students for the Standard Pilot Course were to graduate in November 2008.[10]

The World Bank tendered for a study on equipment, infrastructure and training needs for the college in November 2008, a preliminary step before allocating funding.[11] As of 2009 although the college undertook initial training of commercial pilots, courses in learning to fly new aircraft types and refresher courses were mostly done outside Nigeria.[12] In January 2010 the president of Aviation Round Table, Captain Dele Ore, called for increased funding for the college so it could meet its statutory obligations.[13]

In March 2014, Captain Samuel Akinyele Caulcrick was appointed rector of the college. [14]

In January 2017, Capt. Abdulsalami Mohammed was appointed the Rector/CE of the College.[citation needed] He assumed office immediately after he was pronounced the new Rector of the College.

Incidents edit

In July 2008, a trainer aeroplane missed the runway and crashed into the fence.[citation needed] The pilot was injured, and the jet slightly damaged.[citation needed] Another incident occurred in 2005.[15]

See also edit

External links edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Nigerian College of Aviation Technology , Zaria | NCAT Zaria". Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  2. ^ "History | Nigerian College of Aviation Technology , Zaria". Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  3. ^ "infralapsarianism in a sentence - infralapsarianism sentence". eng.ichacha.net. Retrieved 2022-05-28.
  4. ^ a b Obembe, Olanipekun (1977). "Zaria Aviators". Nigeria Illustrated. Federal Ministry of Information. 1.
  5. ^ Gandu, E. (2005). "Nigerian College of Aviation Technology at 35" (Document). Nigerian College of Aviation Technology. p. 67.
  6. ^ "Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria .:: Welcome Message". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  7. ^ "About Us". Nigerian College of Aviation Technology. Archived from the original on 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
  8. ^ Golu Timothy (25 February 2009). "Yar'Adua Approves Board Members for Aviation, Education Parastatals". Leadership (Abuja). Retrieved 2010-03-27.
  9. ^ Lateef Lawal (2010-01-28). "Compulsory Retirement At Nigerian Aviation College". NigerianAviationNews. Archived from the original on 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
  10. ^ "Arik Air Engineers/Pilots Sponsorship Programme at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria". Jidaw Systems. Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
  11. ^ "West and Central Africa Air Transport Safety and Security Project in Nigeria". World Bank. Nov 27, 2008. Archived from the original on 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
  12. ^ Capt. Daniel Omale (2 January 2009). "As We Welcome 3rd Minister of Aviation in 18 Months". Leadership (Abuja). Retrieved 2010-03-27.
  13. ^ Anthony Omoh (15 January 2010). "2010 - Govt Urged to Invest More in Aviation". Daily Champion. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
  14. ^ "Jonathan to Swear in New Ministers, Reshuffles Cabinet Wednesday, Articles | THISDAY LIVE". www.thisdaylive.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06.
  15. ^ "Aviation College Jet Crashes in Zaria". Vanguard. 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-27.

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