in , ,

Bad Belly Awake: ”UK Airline Regulator Reports Air Peace Over Safety Violation

The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) has reported Nigerian Airline, Air Peace to Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), over an alleged violation of some aviation safety regulations baring three months of launching its Lagos-London route.

Recalls that Air Peace recently commenced operations to Gatwick Airport in London from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA), which Nigeria signed with the UK and since the commencement of the operations, the price of tickets on the route crashed from over N3million to N1.2m for an economy return ticket.

See also  Detained Binance Executive Allegedly Escapes From Custody In Nigeria Using Kenya Passport

However, there have been a series of aero politics, including allegations of withholding winter slots for Air Peace and deliberate operational interference by Gatwick Airport aimed at disrupting the carrier’s new Lagos-London route, among others.

But, over the weekend, two mandatory occurrence reports on Air Peace had been reportedly sent to the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority, which the UK CAA, in turn, forwarded to the NCAA.

The UK regulator’s letters of complaint forwarded to NCAA was entitled; ‘United Kingdom SAFA Ramp Inspection Report with reference number: CAA-UK, -2024-0217’ and ‘NATS Management System Safety Report’, respectively.

See also  NOA Partners DHQ In Creating Institutions That Instill In Citizens Clear Understanding Of Nigerian Values, Reorientation

The NCAA has also written to Air Peace to provide clarification on the issues raised by the UK regulator.

The letter, with reference number: NCAA/DOLTS/APL/Vol.11/03624 was titled, ‘United Kingdom SAFA Ramp Inspection Report’. It was dated May 14, 2024, and signed by the NCAA General Manager of Operations, Capt. O.O. Lawani.

In the letter, the NCAA said the UK CAA had called its attention to the ‘no operational approval’ of Electronic Flight Bag functions affecting the safe operation of the aircraft, while adding that the captain of the flight admitted that an Electronic Flight Bag was being used for navigational purposes.

See also  Reactions As Anambra UBE Allegedly Withdraws Appointment Letters From Newly Recruited Teachers

NCAA further noted that the UK CAA stated in one of its letters that there was “no mounting device for the use of EFB, no charging points or battery for backup.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

Anambra ACTDA Says Demolition Of Shanties, Illegal Structures Will Enhance State Capital Aesthetic

Court Orders Nigerian Police To Tender Public Apology, Pay N3m Compensation To Eze Ekpeye Logbo, Over Rights Abuses