The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has suspended the operations Specs Part G of the Air Operator’s Certificate of Sky Power Express Airways Nig Limited not only for failing to comply but also for violating the provision of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) Part 22.214.171.124(b).
Similarly, the regulatory body has also suspended the operations of some private charter aircraft for not complying with the same ops spec Part G.
The suspension was communicated to the airline by NCAA in a letter dated June 30th, 2020 with reference number NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/129 signed by the Director-General Capt. Musa Nuhu with the heading, “Suspension of the Ops specs Part G (Aircraft Leasing Operations) of Your Organization’s Air Operator’s Certificate” issued and addressed to the Managing Director of Sky Power Express Airways Nigeria Limited.
NCARS Part 126.96.36.199(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 an operation does not exceed a period of 12 months and
(4) The Authority approves the operations.
“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” the statement reads.
Other airline’s whose aircraft were 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 and
CL604-G-FABO operated by Jet Support Services