Home / Aviation News / Bristow ditch aftermath: NCAA issues safety directives on Sikorsky S76C, gives 72hrs deadline
Bristow Helicopter being fished out of the Atlantic

Bristow ditch aftermath: NCAA issues safety directives on Sikorsky S76C, gives 72hrs deadline

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has ordered all airlines operating the Sikorsky S76C series to carry out a safety inspection on this helicopter type with immediate effect, this is following the safety audit, carried out on Bristow’s fleet following the aircraft ‘s controlled ditch into the Atlantic.

This safety inspection directive, according to the NCAA, must be complied with within 72 hours on receipt of the letter and repeated after every 300 flight hours until further notice.

The NCAA stated that as an interim safety measure, the underlisted safety inspections affects all Sikorsky S76C series helicopters operating in Nigeria. The action required are as follows: – 1. Visual Inspection in accordance with relevant S76C AMM 20-32-00. Detailed Inspection in accordance with relevant S76C AMM 66-00-00. Detailed Inspection in accordance with relevant S76C AMM 66-10-00, 66-20-00, 66-30-00, 66-40-00.

Bristow Helicopter being fished out of the Atlantic
Bristow Helicopter being fished out of the Atlantic

The directive was contained in a letter earlier dispatched to all operators of the affected helicopters types.

The Authority also notified all operators of this Sikorsky S76C series to immediately provide it with evidence of accomplishment of this directive.

This action is in addition to the suspension of Bristow Helicopters operations of S-76 C ++ series and the ongoing audit.

It is pertinent to point out that this directive is without prejudice to the ongoing investigation by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)‎ which the Authority is fully supporting.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) also stated that in a bid to continuously entrench safety, it will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that air transport is safe and secure in Nigeria.

About NigerianFlightDeck

mm
Nigerianflightdeck is an online news and magazine platform reporting business stories with a bias for aviation and travel. It is borne out of the intention to inform, educate as well as alter perceptions with balanced reportage.

Check Also

Five aviation unions set for showdown with Caverton, to picket airline from Monday

FIVE aviation unions have declared irreconcilable differences with management of Caverton Helicopters and will picket …

Owerri Airport fire: FAAN MD visits, says insurers ready to bear burden

FOLLOWING the recent fire incident at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, the Managing …

FG to sanction airlines whose staff collude to plant drug-laden bags on innocent travellers

FOLLOWING a recent case currently ongoing in Kano, where an innocent would have been convicted …

AIB trains security personnel on how to preserve aircraft accident evidence

“You can imagine a police officer who is not aware of critical evidences like flight recorder. A police officer on site who has never seen flight recorder before and may be a flight recorder is being taken away ignorantly by unknown person. This is very critical to investigation.

FAAN warns casualties video spreaders of Imo Airport fire incident to stop

Meanwhile, this is not the first time wrong videos on the social media has been used to demean the airport authority the last but one being the Air Force counter terrorism drill, a training exercise that was posted online and tagged as a real terrorist attack causing untold trauma to air travellers and panic in the international community.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar