NIGERIA: NCAA Suspends Skypower Express Airways and Others for Non Compliance and Violations

Skypower Express Airways Limited has been suspended from the operations Specs Part G of the Air Operator’s Certificate by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) due to non compliance and violations of NCARS part 9.2.3(b) section of rule.

In a letter sent to skypower express from the regulatory body, dated June 30, with reference number DG/AIR/11/16/126 and signed by the Director General Capt. Musa Nuhu. read: Suspension of the Ops specs Part G (Aircraft Leasing Operations) of your organization’s Air Operator’s Certificate” was addressed the Managing Director of Sky Power Express Airways Nig Limited.

NCARS Part says (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.

After listing out the rules guiding the members of NCARS  in the letter, another part read: “Be informed that by this action your organization ceases to exercise all the privileges associated with Part G authorization.”

“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 NCARS:

  • Hawker 800XP:N838BB
  • Hawker 800XP: N552ME
  • Hawker 800XP: N749WW
  • Hawker 800XP:ZS-EXG
  • CL604-D-ANGB
  • CL604-T7-NMN
  • CL601-N580KR
  • 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 and
  • CL604-G-FABO operated by Jet Support Services

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