Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has vowed to revoke certificate of any air operator caught engaging in unauthorized charter services.
NCAA noted that such step is in line with its statutory responsibilities of safeguarding the interest of the general public and that of the investors in the aviation sector as contained in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations [Nig.CARs] 2015 Part 188.8.131.52.
Warning members of the public to patronize only the authorizes operators, NCAA has this to say: “No person shall use any aircraft in Nigeria for hire and reward in public transport category to provide non scheduled or charter air service unless such a person holds an ATL or Airline Operating Permit (AOP) issued by the Authority.
‘’By this, any operator caught engaging in such unauthorized services will have its Air Operator Certificate [AOC] suspended or revoked.
‘’Consequently, the general public is hereby reminded that holders of Air Transport Licence [ATL] and Airline Operating Permit [AOP] with valid AOC are the only authorized operators to carry out Charter Operations.
‘’It therefore follows that any members of the public transacting business with any unauthorized operators will be doing so at a high risk as such operations may not have valid insurance cover.’’
NCAA informed that the list of current holders with appropriate authorization to carry out charter operations is listed on its official website.