February 26, 2015
The Civil Aviation Authority of San Marino (SM-CAA) has signed an agreement with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) allowing aircraft registered in San Marino to be operated for commercial purposes by a Nigerian Airlines/AOC Holder.
This agreement, known as an ICAO Article 83 bis Agreement in accordance with the International Convention on Civil Aviation (ICAO), provides for the sharing of aircraft regulatory oversight responsibilities between the State of Registry (San Marino) and the State of Operator (Nigeria). This level of commitment and partnership is indicative of the credible reputation and quality of safety oversight the two authorities will provide to aircraft affected by this Agreement.
This agreement is fundamental and marks a new level of cooperation between the two aviation regulatory authorities, said Marco Conti - Director General Civil Aviation San Marino.
Aircraft affected under the agreement and operated by SkyJet Aviation Services with based of operations in Kaduna:
Two Embraer Legacy 600
One Embraer Legacy 650
One Gulftream G-IV SP
One Learjet 45Xr
One Hawker 900XP