NCAA investigates Tropical Arctic Logistics helicopter’s highway landing

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that it is fully aware of the viral video of the Helicopter that landed on the highway. Initial reports indicate that the Helicopter is owned by Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd. With registration number 5N – BVQ and aircraft type AW139. The Pilot was compelled to land between Benin and Ore in an unscheduled diversion to pick up someone. NCAA has commenced full scale investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the unscheduled diversion. The Regulatory Agency said as soon as the investigation is…

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NCAA warns pilots, airlines against thunder storms

In recognition of the outset of the rainy season with the attendant thunderstorms, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has called on all Pilots and Airline Operators to exercise extreme caution during flight operations. The NCAA in a statement signed by the general manager, public relations, Sam Adurogboye, noted that rainy season which is torrential, is prevalent in the Southern and Northern parts of Nigeria is usually accompanied by severe thunderstorms which could impact the safety of flight operations. The Regulatory Authority explained that there are many other hazardous weather…

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FG directs IATA not to accredit agencies without NCAA’s Certificate of Registration

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) not to accredit forthwith any agency without NCAA’s Certificate of Registration. The NCAA directed that all IATA accredited agents have sixty (60) days within which to register and obtain NCAA’s Certificate of Registration, warning that the ultimatum commenced from 7th May, 2019. A statement signed by the general manager public relations of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, stated that the Authority will continue to carry out its regulatory oversight in all facets of air transport operations with all…

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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 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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NCAA warns travellers against patronising unregistered travel agencies

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has advised all intending travellers to stop patronising unregistered travel agencies. A statement signed by the general manager public relations of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye stated that this is due to the recent increase in reports of fraudulent ticketing practices by unregistered travel agencies. According to Adurogboye: “The Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) 2015, Part 18.9.1 (111), prohibits the undertaking of the business of travel agency by any person in Nigeria, without a Certificate of Registration or Licence issued by the Authority, upon fulfilment of…

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NCAA reaffirms sanctity of released statistical data

.. Says no amount of blackmail can derail us The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has reaffirmed the sanctity of the recently released statistical data on the aviation industry. The NCAA in a statement signed by the general manager public relations, Sam Adurogboye said the figures are verifiable adding that no amount of push and shove can cast aspersion on their figures. Adurogboye state that the system and processes of generating and gathering data are in line with best practices and international standards. He advised all stakeholders and the public…

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