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Step I write an application

Application for grant of a Permit for Aerial Aviation Services (PAAS) shall be made in writing to the Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

  • The application shall be signed by a person duly authorized by the applicant.
  • The application shall be submitted to the Director General on or before a date not less than six (6) months to the expected date of utilization of the Permit for Aerial Aviation Services.
Step II Attach a true copy of the agreement.
  • The applicant of a PAAS can now file a true copy of the contract or agreement affecting air transportation or any modification or cancellation thereof, between the holder of PAAS and any air carrier or other bodies with the Authority,
Step III Attach a list of names showing the shareholders of the company
  • The applicant should attach a list showing the names of its shareholders or any person(s) holding more than five percent (5%) shareholding in the company together with the names of any person on whose behalf such shares are held.
Step IV evaluation and decision.
  • Upon receipt of the application , the Authority shall make an evaluation and inform the applicant by written notice, its decision to the applicant.
Step V grant of permit
  • The Authority shall grant the Permit for Aerial Aviation Services (PAAS) of an undertaking if satisfied that the applicant has complied with the requirements for the grant of the PAAS.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Four (4) copies of certified true copy of the certificate of incorporation of the company
  • Four (4) copies of certified true copy of:
  • the memorandum and articles of association
  • Particulars of the directors of the company (Form CAC7)
  • Statement of Share Capital/Return of Allotment (Form CAC2)with minimum PAID-UP share capital of N20,000,000 (twenty million Naira); and at least one member of the board of directors must be an aviation professional in line with the provisions of the Act. In addition, the majority shareholding shall be held by Nigerian(s);
  • Four(4) copies of the current tax clearance certificates of the company and of each of the directors (original copies of the documents should be submitted for sighting);
  • Four(4) copies of a detailed business plan of the company indicating among other things, the companys vision, mission, market analysis and strategy, companys ownership structure, personnel plan, fleet acquisition plan, financial plan including source(s) of finance, balance sheet, break-even analysis, pro-forma income projections(profit and loss statements), cash flow analysis and other standard business plan requirements showing the road map of the applicants strategy to provide efficient services.
  • Evidence of the applicants solvency to undertake the business.
  • Duly completed application forms (to be obtained from the Authority).
  • Duly completed Personal History Statement (PHS) forms and two(2)passport photographs in respect of each of the shareholders of the company having more than five percent (5%) equity shareholding(forms are available at the Authority).
  • Receipt of payment of N500,000 (five hundred thousand Naira) non-refundable processing fee. (Bank draft made payable to the Authority).

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)

Corporate Headquarters:

Nnamdi Azikiwe Intl Airport, Domestic Wing Abuja.



Tel: +234(1) 7610043, +234(1) 7610044

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)

Lagos Office:


Murtala Muhammed Airport, PMB 21029, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria.

Tel: +234 (1) 4721521 Fax: +234(1)2790421

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It is eligible for citizen and Residents in Nigeria engaging in Air transport Business


  • The annual utilization fee charged is N100,000.00 paid to the Authority upon receipt of the Permit for Aerial Aviation Services.
  • Receipt of payment of N500,000 (five hundred thousand Naira) non-refundable processing fee. (Bank draft made payable to the Authority).


A Permit for Aerial Aviation Services (PAAS)is valid for three (3) years and renewed every after three years on terms and condtions specified by the Authority

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing takes 3-6 months

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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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The holder of a Permit for Aerial Aviation Services(PAAS) shall continue to demonstrate to the Authority its ability to meet the conditions set forth in the (PAAS).

Required Information[edit]

The application for Permit for Aerial Aviation Services (PAAS) should contain the following details:

  • Name and address of applicant;
  • Type(s) of air services to be provided;
  • Proposed operational base of applicant;
  • Details of proposed routes to be operated where applicable;
  • Number and types of proposed aircraft to be utilized; and
  • Time and frequency of the services.

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Need for the Document[edit]

Permit for Aerial Aviation Services (PAAS), permits the holder of the permit, to carry out aerial aviation services such as:

  • Aerial mapping,
  • Aerial survey,
  • crop spraying,
  • Aerial advertisement,
  • Flying club,
  • Flying school and such other services which are designated by the Authority from time to time.
  • No person shall provide aerial aviation services as indicated above , unless he is a holder of a Permit for Aerial Aviation Services (PAAS)

issued by the Authority or other applicable authorizations.

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