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NCAA Suspends Permits of 3 Defaulting Private Jet Operators 

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Capt. Chris Ona Najomo, Acting Director General, NCAA.

…. Implements Stricter Measures Against Commercial Jet Misuse

Due to heightened surveillance on private jet operators violating their Permit for Non-commercial Flights, PNCF, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA has nabbed three defaulters.

Their operators permits has been suspended forthwith and the NCAA has directed that a revaluation of all permit holders by April 14, 2024 and required they submit relevant documents within 72 hours. 

This followed the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo’s directive in November 2023, that led to crack down of this unauthorized commercial flights. 

The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Chris Najomo, had earlier issued a stern warning against the misuse of private jets for commercial purposes.

According to him, in March 2024, the authority deployed officials to monitor private jet terminals nationwide, leading to the discovery of three operators violating regulations. 

Capt. Najomo emphasized zero tolerance for violations and warned existing Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holders against misusing aircraft for commercial charters, stressing that only AOC-listed aircraft are authorized for such services. 

The NCAA boss urged the public to use services only from operators with valid AOCs and calls on industry players to report violations promptly for necessary action.

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