NCAA suspends permits of 10 private jet operators for illegal operations

Friday, July 5, 2024 
- The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the permits of 10 private jet operators due to illegal operations.

 These operators, whose Permits for Non-Commercial Flight (PNCF) have been suspended, failed to complete the recertification process mandated by the regulatory authority. Investigations revealed that many operators were misusing their PNCF by conducting commercial flights, commonly known in aviation as hire and reward.

In response to this widespread non-compliance, the NCAA had earlier instructed all PNCF holders to undergo a re-evaluation, which was to be completed by April 19, 2024.

 The following operators have had their permits suspended:

Azikel Dredging Nigeria Ltd

Bli-Aviation Safety Services

Ferry Aviation Developments Ltd

Matrix Energy Ltd

Marrietta Management Services Ltd

Worldwide Skypaths Services

Mattini Airline Services Ltd

Aero Lead Ltd

Sky Bird Air Ltd

Ezuma Jets Ltd

 In a statement, Michael Achimugu, the NCAA's Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, emphasized that engaging PNCF holders for commercial purposes is illegal.

 He said;  

“The NCAA will not hesitate to initiate enforcement actions against any PNCF holder found guilty of illegal operations. Furthermore, NCAA officials have been deployed to General Aviation Terminals (GAT) and private wings of the airports to monitor activities of the PNCF holders.”


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