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NASENI solicits NCAA support to build made-in-Nigeria helicopter

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI is seeking the support of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, in its plan to achieve a made-in-Nigeria helicopters.

•Captain Muhtar Usman, Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) speaking about the planned helicopter during a courtesy visit to the NCAA headquarters in Lagos, the Executive Vice- Chairman/CEO of NASENI, Prof. Muhammed Sanni Haruna said orders have been placed for a Dynali H3 easy flyer sport ultralight helicopter for the purpose of reverse engineering.

According to him, Dynali Helicopter Manufacturer is willing to partner NASENI, adding that the Dynali Helicopter was selected because its technology is easier to copy, learn, domesticate and modify.

Haruna said : “They are willing to build the capacity of our staff for maintenance, repair, assembly and manufacturing of helicopters in Nigeria. Research and Development is not one or two – day affair but we have facilities for reverse engineering”.

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“We are confident that through your support and that of other stakeholders, the made-in Nigeria Helicopter project will be a success”, he added.

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