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NCAA reinstates Discovery Air’s AOC

ANTHONY OMOH 
Information reaching Nigerian Flight Deck is that 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.
Although there are no details  of the reinstatement of the AOC yet, 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 aircraft

The regulatory agency in a statement released today said that it had suspended the Air Operator’s Certificate [AOC] of Discovery Airways Limited on the 8th of December after giving the said airline one week to comply.
The NCAA said that in pursuit of its oversight responsibilities as stipulated by law, it has lately carried out a review of the operations of some Domestic Airlines after which letters of warning or suspension of Air Operator’s Certificate [AOC] were served on defaulters.
It said that Discovery was a case in point is an Airline that failed to carry out   certain corrective actions within one week from the 1st to 7th of January, 2015  as raised  in an earlier letter to the operator.
“Consequent upon the inability to address the issues raised, the Authority in its 8th of January, 2015 letter to the operator declared, “the Authority pursuant to Section 35[2] and [3][b] of the Civil Aviation  Act  2006 and Part 1.1.3.3.3[a] [1] of the Nig. CARs 2009, hereby suspends  the Air Operator’s Certificate [AOC] of Discovery Airways  Limited” .
“The suspension takes effect from the 8th of January 2015, the date of the letter conveying the notice. This order would be in force pending the outcome of a comprehensive review of the Airlines operations to be carried out accordingly.”

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