• Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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NCAA to revoke licenses of private jet owners operating as commercial

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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is warning holders of Permit for Non-Commercial Flight (PNCF) — private jet owners — to desist from engaging in commercial flight operations forthwith or face stiff penalties, amongst which is revocation of their permit.

Michael Achimug, the director, public affairs & consumer protection, NCAA, stated that holders of PNCF are not permitted to use their aircraft for carriage of passenger cargo or mail for hire or reward (commercial operations or charter services).

“in line with Section 32 (4) of the Civil Aviation Act 2022, the NCAA will not hesitate to initiate enforcement actions against any PNCF holder found guilty of illegal operations with suspension, withdrawal or revocation of their Permit for Non-Commercial flight,” Achimugu said in a statement Wednesday.

“The public is hereby notified that it is illegal to engage PNCF holders for commercial purposes,” Achimugu stated.

He said NCAA officials have also been deployed to General Aviation Terminals (GAT) and private wings of the airports to monitor activities of the PNCF holders.

“The NCAA wishes to restate its zero tolerance for violations of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations 2023 and shall continue to enforce strict compliance through the application of appropriate sanctions,” he added.