Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika in a cockpit of the aircraft
Federal government has procured a Boeing 737 full motion flight training simulator for Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria.
Minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika in a tweet on Sunday said the simulator would save the country foreign exchange and reduce cost incurred by Nigerian airlines.
“Received Boeing 737 full moon flight simulator for NCAT Zaria. Ready for shipment in March. A well trained, proficient pilot is number one key to safety”, he wrote.
NCAT Rector, Captain Abdulsallami Mohammed told the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondent (LAAC) in 2019 that the school had reached 60% in the design of its simulator base to house its the B737NG.
As part of our plans for the future, we also made provision for a second simulator. We are watching the industry to see if the national carrier comes; the type of equipment they are going to use will now guide us on the type of simulator to install, he had said.