‘Private Jet Owners Risk Losing Licenses For Non-Compliance’

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority has said that all private jet owners operating commercial services risk losing their licenses for non-compliance.

The acting Director-General of NCAA, Chris Najomo, made this known while unveiling his agency’s projects for 2024 in Lagos, recently.

In November a private jet that departed from the Federal Capital Territory crash-landed just before arriving at the airport in Ibadan.

The National Safety Investigation Bureau had called out the operator, saying Flints Aero Services Limited was issued with a permit for a non-commercial flight.

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The NCAA DG emphasised private jet operators’ need for a commercial license to operate commercially or charter.

Highlighting the regulatory framework, Najomo said only holders of an Air Transport Licence and airline operating permit with a valid air operator certificate were authorised to conduct charter operations.

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He said the NCAA would increase surveillance for jets not supposed to operate as commercial aircraft.

According to Najomo, the NCAA will do some sting operations to ensure that operators who are not ready to comply to go and get an Air Operator Certificate cease operations.

He also said the NCAA was committed to simplified certification and licensing processes as this will ensure ease of doing business.

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