- The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has grounded two foreign registered aircraft for allegedly flying illegally into and operating withing Nigeria’s airspace.
- This was contained in a statement by the Acting General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, on Sunday, giving the details of the aircraft.
The statement read: “The aircraft are: Bombardier 700-100, with registration marks G-RBEN Global Express S/N 9083 operated by Gama Aviation United Kingdom Limited; and Embraer 135 J, with registration marks XA-MHA.
The operator of the G-RBEN aircraft was found operating in Nigeria’s airspace with falsified flight clearance information and conducting illegal domestic flight operations in Nigeria. Other infractions are conducting illegal commercial revenue flight operations contrary to conditions contained in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) Part 10 and security violations.
The BD 700-100 is a United Kingdom Air Operators Certificate holder and has been carrying out several domestic operations between Abuja and Lagos without the authority’s permit or certification in accordance with the Nigerian CARs Part 10.
While further investigation continues, both aircraft remain grounded,” the statement added.