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Friday, September 02, 2016

NCAA Explains Why Domestic Carriers Are Suspending Flight Operations’

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Thursday said domestic airlines are not folding up but merely suspending their operations temporarily.

According to the Director General, NCAA, Captain Muhtar Usman disclosed in a statement, the suspension is to enable them undertake certain operational overhaul and strengthen their overall operational outlay.

Usman said Aero Contractors Ltd., at present has only one serviceable aircraft, adding that this in contradiction to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARS) which stipulates that no airline operator shall carry out schedule commercial operation with only one aircraft.

Usman noted that the minimum acceptable number is three aircraft.

He said: “In other words, any airline with one aircraft is in contravention of the Authority’s regulations therefore cannot be adjudged to be capable of providing safe operation.
The only option available is to suspend your operations temporarily while other aircraft arrive in due course.”

He however, stated that NCAA’s Regulations provides a window for such operator to embark on non schedule operations in the interim.

He disclosed that the First Nation Airlines on its part is in the middle of an Engine Replacement Programme for one of its aircraft, stressing that another aircraft is due for mandatory maintenance as its allowable by the Regulatory Authority.
In these circumstances, these airlines he said clearly cannot continue to undertake schedule operations, hence the inevitable recourse to self regulatory suspension.

“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) wishes to reiterate that on no account will it compromise safety and security of airline operations in the airspace.”

The Nation


  1. Story story story.

    Once upon a time. Time time.

    Ifo chaiii woooooooo.

    1. D storrrrrrrrry!!!
      Abeg economic crisis na d cause. No need saying another!!

  2. Stories...
    Aero already told us why they suspended operations and sent their staff on indefinite leave.
    This damage control no work abeg!

  3. Thanks for the explanation, but what about the others who left Nigeria? Is it for the same reason as these two?

  4. Seems like Tunde Demuren also lost his job. He's been with Banky W since the news of their retrench went Viral.

    1. Lol
      SDK I carry yash 4 u guys
      Anyways he works there so anything can happen
      His father was once DG, so he can easily get another one

  5. What ever comes from this government should be taken with a pile of salt!
    Their lies have lies that have birth to lies!!!!

    1. Pile of salt ko, mound of sugar ni! Abeg which school you attend? Evening school? Before I yab forget mysef, it's "pinch of salt". You're welcome!

  6. All still means that they can't sustain their services in dis economy recession, wetin cause operator wey dey use 3 aircrafts before com dey use 1. Maybe when I become naija's president, all will well sha but in the meantime make we flex the Change by mr bububreast

  7. So many words to mask the reality. The question remains, would the airlines have "temporarily" suspended their operations if the economy was okay?

  8. Everything must scatter for this change o, kai, saiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Babaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  9. Three captains I no,are also at home. God help them move to another country to fly. Captain yellow,so sorry,you are half-british you can go back to London. God will see you through. Tunde demuren was never a captain oooo,even way junior to this my captain friend,i see him wella. Tunde can join the banking industry.

  10. Another area of change


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