NCAA suspends 10 private jets for failing certification

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Abuja, July 5, 2024 – The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Friday announced the suspension of has suspended 10 private jet operations for failing to begin the recertification process.

Michael Achimugu, its Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, said this in a statement,.

It said Part 18.3.4 of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations 2023 prohibited holders of a Permit for Non-Commercial Flights from using their aircraft to carry passengers, freight, or mail for hire or reward.

“As a result of flagrant disregard for this rule, the NCAA had earlier directed all holders of PNCF to undergo re-evaluation, which should have been concluded by April 19, 2024.

“To this end, the NCAA has suspended the PNCF of Azikel Dredging Nigeria Ltd., Bli-Aviation Safety Services Ltd., Ferry Aviation Developments Ltd., and Matrix Energy Ltd.

“Also, Marrietta Management Services Ltd., Worldwide Skypaths Services Ltd., Mattini Airline Services Ltd., Aero Lead Ltd., Sky Bird Air Ltd., and Ezuma Jets Ltd.

“The public is hereby notified that it is illegal to engage PNCF holders for commercial purposes,” the statement said.

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