TopBrass: Nigeria should adhere strictly to regulations of Cape Town Convention as signatory -NCAA DG

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Capt. Muhtar Usman, has said that Nigeria as a signatory to the Cape Town Convention should adhere strictly to the rules and regulations it signed. Capt. Usman, who was responding to the allegation of tampering with TopBrass Aircraft stated this in his office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, during an interview with aviation journalists. He said it would take cautious steps to respond to allegation of aircraft tampering levelled against it by the owners of TopBrass, Mr. Roland Iyayi.…

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US TSA begins routine assessment of Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Photo Caption: Director general of NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman (left) and the TSA delegation from USA A three-man United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) team has commenced a routine assessment of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja. The team’s visit is to observe the implementation of Aviation Security (AVSEC) measures and to also conduct inspection on recommended TSA security procedures for its air carriers (Delta Airlines). The TSA’s Annual Airport Assessment visit has since begun on the 28th January -1st February, 2019. Members of the TSA team are Laura Loya…

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NCAA threatens to revoke AOC of unauthorised charter operators

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has threatened to wield the big stick over charter operations by unauthorized permit holders. The NCAA said in a statement signed by Sam Adurogboye, general manager, public relations that by this, any operator caught engaging in such unauthorised services will have its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) suspended or revoked. The Regulator reminded the 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. According to Adurogboye: “This is…

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NCAA sanctions four erring operators for civil aviation violations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has sanctioned four erring operators for various degrees of violations. This includes both scheduled and non scheduled operators. A statement signed by the general manager Public relations of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye stated that during a spot inspection carried out by NCAA Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) on those operators, a number of deficiencies, including 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 were…

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NCAA begins investigation into Air Peace’s Oxygen Mask incident

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has commenced investigation into the Air Peace’s Oxygen Mask incident that reportedly occurred in the airline’s Lagos-Enugu service last Friday. The Agency said the investigation is in line with standards and international best practices. The Regulatory Authority said in their statement that the investigation will be thorough and will include the review of the videos making the rounds in the social media. It noted that the investigation will be conducted in line with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) 2015, adding that at the…

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NCAA warns Pilots, airline operators on adverse weather conditions

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned Pilots and airline operators to observe safety precautions in line with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) during flight operations in adverse weather conditions. The warning was contained in an Advisory Circular with reference no. AC: NCAA-AEROMET- 26: to all Pilots and Airline Operators signed by the director general of the Authority, Capt Muhtar Usman. A statement signed by general manager Public Relations NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said the Circular became imperative as the rainfall cessation will likely herald a long and severe dust…

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NASENI partners NCAA on relevant guides to produce Made-in-Nigeria helicopters

Photo Caption: From left:  Engineer  Ita Awak, Director, Airworthiness Standard, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority; Captain Muhtar Usman, Director -General, NCAA and Professor Muhammed Haruna, Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure during a courtesy visit to the DG, NCAA at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has partnered with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to provide relevant guides in its plan to produce Made-in-Nigeria helicopters. The agency charged with the responsibility of fast-tracking home-initiated…

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NCAA justifies decision to deregister Topbrass Aviation’s two aircraft

The director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA Capt. Muhtar Usman has justified the regulatory agency’s decision to deregister two aircraft of Topbrass Aviation. Speaking at the agency’s headquarters at the Lagos Airport yesterday, Capt. Usman said that the Nigerian operator of the aircraft violated the agreement it reached with the lessor. He stated that that no aircraft was stolen at the Murtala Muahmmed Airport (MMA), Lagos as claimed by Topbrass. The NCAA boss maintained that the regulatory authority’s action was in line with the Cape Town Convention, adding…

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NCAA renews Air Peace AOC

.. As Lagos-Owerri flight returns to base over false smoke alarm The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Thursday renewed the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) of Air Peace after months of rigorous audit of its operations. This is coming just as the airline’s Lagos-Owerri flight returned to base on Friday after a passenger on board informed the crew that he was smelling smoke in the cabin. A statement issued by Air Peace corporate communications manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah said the Owerri-bound flight had to return to Lagos as a precautionary…

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Enugu airport runway safe, of international standard, NCAA, FAAN tell South East Governors

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have told the South Eastern Governors that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu runway is safe and of international standard. Speaking after the inspection of the airport, the NCAA, and FAAN gave the Enugu state government the conditions it should meet as regards previous interactions to ensure that flights can go in and out of the airport beyond 6:30pm in the evening. A delegation from FAAN and the NCAA made its way to the Enugu…

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