NCAA Suspends Skypower Express, 7 Others For Not Complying With NCARs

Musa Nuhu NCAA Director-General
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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 9.2.3.4(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 9.2.3.4(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.

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“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

CL604-D-ANGB

CL604-T7-NMN

CL601-N580KR

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

 

 


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