NCAA Sanctions Aero over Bauchi Airport Ladder Saga

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NCAA Sanctions Aero over Bauchi Airport Ladder Saga

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NCAA Sanctions Aero over Bauchi Airport Ladder Saga

By Ofonime Essien

Bauchi Airport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Tuesday imposed what it called an applicable sanction on Aero Contractors Airlines in line with Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) though, the specific sanction was not revealed but the agency said that it runs into millions of Naira.

According to Mr Sam Adurogboye, Ag General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA ,“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has imposed an applicable sanction on Aero Contractors Airlines in line with Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs).”

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“In a letter conveying the sanction, the Director General of the Regulatory Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman, said the action of Aero Contractors Airline in allowing the use of a ladder to disembark passengers from a Boeing 737 – 500 aircraft in a non-emergency situation is contrary to its approved aircraft handling manual.”

“Therefore this is a violation of Part 9.2.4.2(b) of Nig.CARs  which part attracts a civil penalty. All relevant agencies made useful submissions during the course of the investigation.”

The DG continued in the letter that, ‘’in view of the safety implications of your action you are hereby sanctioned in accordance with the provisions of Part 20.2.3(15) of the Nig.CARs.’’

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“Although the incident did not result in any mishap, the aircraft is airworthy and the Crew well qualified to operate the flight. However, it is viewed as a breach and resultantly a fine running into millions of Naira have been clamped on the airline to serve as deterrence and to forestall any similar infraction by any other airline operator.”

“In addition, the Captain of the flight was similarly fined for failing to comply with the provisions contained in the aircraft manual.”

“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), therefore wishes to reiterate its earlier warning that all airlines should endeavour to adhere strictly to Civil Aviation Regulations.

Source: Vanguard Nigeria

 

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Mr. Ofonime A. Essien, is a Helicopter Pilot. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), a Computer Forensics Expert, a Blogger, Web Master, a Writer and an Entrepreneur. He is an avid reader. He likes motivating others to achieve their dreams through writing and speaking.

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