top of page
  • Chidozie Uzoezie

NCAA Slams Huge Fine on First Nation Airways and its Pilot

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has imposed a fine of N33.5million on First Nation Airways and one of its pilots for contravening the law.

According to the NCAA, the pilot whose name was not disclosed, had been flying in Nigeria with an expired medical certificate since November 1, 2016.

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, NCAA's said that the airline was to pay a fine of N32million, while the pilot was ordered to pay a fine of N1.5 million.

“Therefore, the airline has contravened the Regulations by allowing a flight crew member to be rostered to operate a total of 16 nos (sixteen) scheduled flights on November 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th, 2016.

“These operations were carried out while his medical certificate had expired since on the 1st November 2016, thereby rendering his pilot license subsequently invalid from that date,” the NCAA said.

According to the statement, First Nation Airlines feigned ignorance of the regulation prohibiting flying with an expired medical certificate. However, the pilot admitted that he committed the offense.

Both FirstNation Airways and its pilot were given seven days to comply or face grave disciplinary actions.

A4-print-explore the world with ethiopian-R-1022-compressed.jpg
450 x 450.png

 Featured Posts 

Comments (25)

21 sept. 2022

We just booked our QATAR 🇶🇦 HÔTEL yesterday for 2 différent short stars of 2 nights and 3 nights for the Final… . Not exactly cheap but ok price for 4.5 Stars luxury and in Doha Center City! Thanks and Good Luck everyone! Vamos MEXICO!


30 sept. 2022

Wow! Stunning! Hilton seems to be taking Africa by storm. Just a couple of years back, they opened the first ever in Eswatini.


24 oct. 2022

Wonderful event and topics discussed, hopefully we see the manifestations in our African airline businesses in the nearest future. Kudos to you all.


10 nov. 2022

Hi, I'm Lucy. Please how do I embark on my travel/ tour business. I am newbie and help..


18 nov. 2022

Prices in the Sol Torremolinos Don Pablo are the same than two weeks ago.


04 déc. 2022