Wednesday, October 2, 2013

■ NIGERIA: NCAA releases list of all 26 carriers licenced to operate in Nigeria in bid to curb illegal operators.

NCAAAs part of efforts to clamp down on illegal charter airline operations in the country, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has released a list of licensed scheduled commercial and charter airlines on its registry with only 26 operators having so far been cleared for operations.

Explaining the move, the Director-General of the NCAA, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, said:
"It has come to the attention of the agency that several unlicensed operators had engaged in the extremely dangerous practice of providing air transportation without meeting the regulatory requirements and without appropriate insurance coverage.Some of these illegal operators do not have the requisite maintenance facilities, thus seriously endangering the lives of Nigerians. Worse still, these illegal operators employ mostly foreigners as crew, thereby denying Nigerians employment opportunities in the industry.

It is criminal to engage in commercial charter services without a valid Air Operators Certificate."
The operators (Pax & Cargo, Scheduled & Charter) are listed as follows:
  • Aero Contractors Nigeria (AJ)
  • Allied Air (4W), 
  • Arik Air (W3)
  • Associated Aviation (SCD)
  • Atlantic Aviation
  • Bristow Helicopters (BHN)
  • Caverton Helicopters (YC)
  • Chanchangi Airlines (5B)
  • Dana Airlines (9J)
  • Dornier Aviation (DAV), 
  • FirstNation Airways (FNA)
  • Hak Air
  • IRS Airlines (LVB)
  • Jed Air
  • Kabo Airlines (N9)
  • King Airlines
  • MaxAir (NR)
  • Med-View Airlines (VL)
  • Odengene Air Shuttle Service (OHS)
  • Overland Airways (OJ)
  • Pan African Airlines (PF)
  • Skybird Air (KYC)
  • Skyjet Aviation
  • Skypower Express Airways (EAN)
  • Topbrass Aviation
  • West Link Airways