Nigeria: NCAA confirms Air Peace fleet airworthy

WorldStage NewsOnline—- In a bid to restore public confidence, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Sunday confirmed that all  operational aircraft on the fleet of Air Peace Limited were airworthy.

The NCAA’s General Manager in charge of Public Affairs, Mr Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the development in a statement he  issued in Lagos.

Adurogboye said  that the NCAA found the airline’s aircraft airworthy after it had carried out a thorough technical audit of its fleet.

He said that the regulatory agency had also  through the audit  ensured  that the airline was in compliance with extant Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs).

He added that the technical audit was not limited to  recent incidents, adding that the airline’s operational, technical and safety performances in the last 12 months were also scrutinised.

The general manager said that  the audit was to also mitigate the reccurrence of future   incident.

The statement said, “On July 23, at about 10.28 a.m. , an Air Peace B737-300 aircraft with Registration Marks 5N- BQO had an incident on landing at the  Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

“The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is currently carrying out an indepth investigation into the incident to determine the immediate and remote causes responsible for this particular incident.

“This investigation is required by International Standards stipulated in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13, while NCAA awaits the conclusion and report of the AIB.”

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