Nigerian CAA Bizav AOC Clamp Down
NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has suspended the operations Specs Part G of the Air Operator’s Certificate of Sky Power Express Airways Nigeria Limited due to non compliance and or violations of the provision of NCARS Part 220.127.116.11(b).
This is just as the NCAA has equally suspended operations of some private charter aircraft due to non compliance of same ops spec Part G.
The Regulatory body in a letter dated June 30th, 2020 reference number NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/129 signed by the Director General Captain Musa Nuhu titled: Suspension of the Ops specs Part G (Aircraft Leasing Operations) of your organization’s Air Operator’s Certificate issued the suspension addressed to the Managing Director of Sky Power Express Airways Nig Limited.
NCARS Part 18.104.22.168(b) refers to Wet Leasing aircraft and states: (b) No holder of an AOC issued under this Part 9 may allow another entity or air operator to conduct wet-lease operations on its behalf (a wet lease in) unless—(1) That air operator holds an AOC or its equivalent from a Contracting State that authorizes those operations;(2) The AOC holder advises the Authority of such operations and provides a copy of the AOC under which the operation was conducted;(3) Such operation does not exceed a period of 12 months and(4) The Authority approves the operations.
The letter in part read:” Be informed that by this action your organization ceases to exercise all the privileges associated with Part G authorization.
“Furthermore, the operations of the following aircraft listed on the Part G of your organization’s operations specifications are hereby suspended pending a full audit of your organization and compliance with all the relevant Nig. CARS:
- Hawker 800XP:N838BB
- Hawker 800XP: N552ME
- Hawker 800XP: N749WW
- Hawker 800XP:ZS-EXG
- Gulfstream 200-N100EK
Other airline’s whose aircraft are affected by the audit include:
- CL604-N605JA operated by Jedidiah Air
- CL604-N880ET operated by OmniBlu
- CL604-N604WL operated by West Link Airlines
- G.IV-N990EA operated by NestOil
- CL601-N253LA operated by West Link Airlines
- G1159A-N313MS operated by Izy Air