Managing director of Landover Aviation, Edward Boyo, confirmed this in Lagos last week. Boyo
said that the approval was granted after a successful completion of an accreditation process, which involved scrutiny of the course contents and the faculty for the programme.
"With this authorisation, the coast is now clear for LABS
to offer standard DGR training to numerous personnel in the Nigerian aviation industry, especially in the airline and cargo companies who are long overdue for the training" he
The course programme for the programme, according to him, is strictly in line with the syllabus designed by the International Air Transport Association
(IATA) to ensure that some categories of aviation professionals are adequately and effectively trained in dangerous goods handling.
Such professionals include cargo loaders, baggage handlers, load planners, flight crew and engineers.Others are passengers handling staff and screening staff, shippers, cargo agents and cargo acceptance staff. Boyo
disclosed that the resident and non-resident faculty for the DGR programme comprised IATA
certified instructors who had excelled in IATA
moderated examinations outside Nigeria. He
explained that LABS
is the training and manpower development arm of Landover Company
, a leading aviation company that provide innovative and multidisciplinary application of aviation knowledge and logistics.
The school, he
stated, has affiliations with Jeppesen Academy
, a Boeing Company
in Frankfurt, Germany, Aviation Training and Development Institute
(ATDI), Montreal, Canada and is an authorised training centre for IATA