November 28, 2022

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Strict laws essential for security of aviation business – NCAA boss


Towards the backdrop of misgivings within the nation’s aviation business in latest occasions following the shutdown of two airways and uncertainty surrounding others, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has reaffirmed its dedication to make sure the continued sustenance of secure and safe flight operations of the nation’s aviation business.

Director-Normal of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, reiterated that the regulatory company will proceed the implementation of its statutory duties and duties to retain the boldness of the flying public.

Nuhu defined that investigations have been nonetheless ongoing into the operations of the suspended Dana Air and the airline will stay grounded till all of the recognized points have been resolved in compliance with Nigerian Civil Aviation Laws (Nig.CARs).

He disclosed that the NCAA had carried out a Monetary and Financial Well being Audit along with the Technical Security Audit of the airline.

The end result of the 2 audits revealed a weak monetary place and grave violations of Nig.CARs which prompted the rapid suspension of the airline’s Air Transport License (ATL) and Air Operators Certificates (AOC).

The NCAA helmsman expressed dismay at some damaging feedback on the regulatory physique in some social media platforms based mostly on interviews that came about on a tv community.

He mentioned “nearly everything of the feedback in the course of the interview have been direct quotes of NCAA findings of the 2 audits. The small print of those investigations and proactive motion confirmed the professionalism of the apex regulatory company.”

He inspired business specialists to hunt clarification from the authority as a way to make knowledgeable and balanced feedback, including that the NCAA is open to knowledgeable criticisms geared in direction of enhancing the business.

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The detailed report of the 2 audits on DANA confirmed the dedication of the authority’s workers in making certain that the protection and safety of flights is foremost and overrides all different issues.

The NCAA had in July suspended the operations of Dana Air’s Transport License (ATL) and Air Operator Certificates (AOC) indefinitely due to the result of a Monetary and Financial Well being Audit and a Technical Security Audit carried out on the airline’s flight operations.

In line with NCAA, the airline was not ready to fulfill its monetary obligations and to conduct secure flight operations, including that its motion was made pursuant to Part 35(2), 3(b) and (4) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Half 1.3.3.3(a)(1) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Laws (Nig.CARs), 2015.