NCAA suspends 10 private jet operators over failure to commence recertification process

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended 10 private jet operators over failure to commence recertification process.

The private jet are Azikel Dredgind 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 and Ezuma Jets Ltd.

The Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Michael Achimugu, in a press release issued on Friday said the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations 2023 Part 18.3.4 forbids holders of PNCF from using their aircraft for carriage of passengers, cargo or mail for hire or reward (commercial operation or charter services) .

According to him, as a result of flagrant disregard of this rule, the NCAA had earlier directed all holders of PNCF to undergo re-evaluation which should have been concluded by the 19th of April 2024.

He said, “the public is hereby notified that it is illegal to engage PNCF holders for commercial purposes.”

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,” he said.