Any Charter air Operations, caught engaging in unauthorized services will henceforth have its Air Operator Certificate [AOC] suspended or revoked by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority [NCAA] which has threatened to wield the big stick over unauthorised charter operations in the aviation sector.
Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager, Public Relations of NCAA reminds the general public that holders of Air Transport Licence [ATL] and Airline Operating Permit [AOP] with valid AOC are the only authorized operators to carry out Charter Operations.
This he said, is in line with the NCAA statutory responsibilities of safeguarding the interest of the general public and that of the investors in the aviation sector.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations [Nig.CARs] 2015 Part 220.127.116.11. states thus: “No person shall use any aircraft in Nigeria for hire and reward in public transport category to provide non scheduled or charter air service unless such a person holds an ATL or Airline Operating Permit (AOP) issued by the Authority.”
For the purpose of verification and authentication, the list of current holders with appropriate authorization to carry out Charter Operations can be found on the NCAA website: www.ncaa.gov.ng or enquiries could be directed to email@example.com
It therefore follows that any members of the public transacting business with any unauthorized operators will be doing so at a high risk as such operations may not have valid insurance cover.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority will continue to ensure strict compliance to Safety Regulations as violation[s] will be viewed seriously.