The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has sanctioned four erring operators for varying degrees of violations, Daily Trust learnt on Sunday.
The affected airlines include both scheduled and non-scheduled operators, according to a statement by the General Manager, Public Relations of the NCAA, Sam Adurogboye.
The names of the affected airlines were, however, not disclosed by the agency. r
The statement said during a spot inspection carried out by NCAA Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) on those operators, a number of deficiencies were discovered.
Among the deficiencies discovered, it was stated, were non-implementation of training programmes of maintenance personnel as required, irregularities concerning helicopter flight identification, deliberate violation of the regulations, performing maintenance programme without necessary approval and using outdated manual.
All these findings were found to be in violation of the regulations, the NCAA observed.
Fines ranging from N1.5 million to N2 million were imposed on the affected operators while while the operator involved in deliberate violation of the regulations had its Air Operator Certificate [AOC] suspended for 180 days.
The statement added that NCA ensured that the affected personnel in question in the employment of one of the airlines were trained accordingly.
“NCAA wishes to re-assure all stakeholders that it will continue to ensure that Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs] are strictly followed.
“The Authority expects strict compliance with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority’s Regulations in the future and violations will be viewed seriously,” Adurogboye said.
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