NCAA lifts suspension of AZMAN airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension of Azman Air operations. Azman Air announced this on its verified Twitter handle yesterday. The Tweet read: “We are back, Flights schedule will be rolled out shortly”. The NCAA had earlier suspended the operations of all the Boeing-737 aircraft in the airline’s fleet over safety-related issues since March 15, 2021. According to the aviation authority, the suspension was pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 1.3.3.3 (A) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs)…

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9 yrs after, Chanchangi Airlines set to resume flight operations

Nine years after ceasing operations, Chanchangi Airlines is set to return to the country’s airspace. The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Musa Nuhu, who disclosed the plan on Friday said the Kaduna-based airline is preparing a comeback. He gave the hint while explaining the high demand for air travel in the country, saying that “Chanchangi wants to come back and they want to use ATR, they are planning to come back. The demand is there”. With its head office in the Chanchangi Office Complex in Kaduna,…

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NCAA suspends Azman Air’s operations

Following a series of incidents involving Azman Air’s Boeing-737 aircrafts, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) has suspended the operations of all the Boeing-737 aircrafts in the fleet of Azman Air Services Limited, with effect from March 15, 2021.  This was contained in a statement signed by the NCAA Director-General,Musa Nuhu, and made available to journalists in Lagos yesterday.  Nuhu said the suspension was pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 1.3.3.3 (A) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) 2015.  He said the…

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Just in… NCAA lifts suspension on Emirates Airlines operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has notified the public of immediate lifting of the suspension placed on Emirates Airlines operations in Nigeria. The Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday. The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had directed for the immediate suspension of Emirates Airlines operations effective Feb. 4 until when the needed infrastructure and logistics were put in place for the Rapid Antigen Test (RDT) test by the Nigerian Government. Nuhu recalled that the PTF was made…

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NCAA threatens to stop domestic flights over breach of COVID-19 protocols

Domestic airline operators risk losing their licences over non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols of the Federal Government, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) warned on Monday. The NCAA Director General, Mr Musa Nuhu, issued the warning in a letter to all operators (DG39/20) with reference NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/267, dated Sept. 21, on Monday in Lagos. The letter bore the title: “Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Protocols.’’ Nuhu said the warning was necessary because some domestic airlines have been flouting the protocols. Nuhu said the warning was necessary because some domestic airlines have been flouting…

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NCAA approves Lagos, Abuja airports to resume international flights on September 5

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, and Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, as the two airports allowed to resume international flight operations as from September 5, 2020. NCAA made this known in a letter with ref NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/255 to all aviation stakeholders and foreign airlines operating in Nigeria. The letter signed by Director-General of the NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, stated that other airports would be gradually reopened, stressing, however, that the two would have to adhere to existing COVID-19 protocols for approvals. The letter…

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