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Confirmed: NCAA reinstates Discovery Air’s AOC

ANTHONY OMOH 

Three months after its operations were suspended, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension on the Discovery Air, Air Operator Certificate (AOC) after the airline was shut on January 13, 2015.

The regulatory body had shut down the operations of new entrants over what it described as the inability of the airline to carry out corrective action after it was discovered that the airline had defaulted.

Discovery Air

The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman signed the lifting in a letter sent to the management of the airline titled “Notice of Restoration of Air Operators Certificate.
The decision to restore the AOC was predicated on the satisfactory conclusion of a Financial Health Audit of the Airline.
In the aftermath of the Audit, the management of the Airline has demonstrated encouraging commitment to offset the outstanding staff salaries by the 30th of April, 2015.
In addition, all staff sent on compulsory leave without pay have been recalled.
The DG said the Authority is satisfied with the Letters of Credit from their financiers which had provided guarantee for their business in the long term.
Therefore in consideration of all the actions taken by the airline to address passenger complaints, the Authority, pursuant to Section 35(6) of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 hereby lifts the suspension of, and restores the Airline’s Air Operators Certificate (AOC) with effect from the date of receipt of this letter.
Capt. Usman however,  informed the airline that prior to commencement of flight operations, the Authority shall carry out a mini audit of the airline to confirm the safety of its operations.

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