The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority ( NCAA) has today lifted the suspension of Xejet and restored the airline’s Air Transport License ( ATL) and Air Operators Certificate (AOC) following an investigation into suspicion of insurance fraud.
The one week plus suspension which commenced August 30 was enforced due to the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) response to an NCAA query of a Certificate of insurance with No.40122093300118-22E in respect of Xejet’s Embraer 145; where the Insurance regulator said the insurance documents did not emanate from Consolidated Hallmark Insurance as presented to the Authority.
A letter to the airline titled: Lifting of Suspension on Your Air Transport Licence (ATL) And Air Operators Certificate (AOC) signed by the Director General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu reads: ‘Further to the NCAA’s letter on the above subject matter referenced NCAA/DGCA/GC/8/16/628 and dated 30 August, 2023, the Authority hereby lifts the suspension on your ATL and AOC after considering your submissions.
“Consequently, you have been cleared to exercise the privilege of your ATL and AOC.”
The Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Mr. Emmanuel Iza said: “The suspension is within the regulatory framework and we want to thank the Authority for diligently doing its work. We are happy to be back and we will continue to deepen our safety consciousness.
In his remark to the airline’s clients, Iza said: “We sincerely thank you all for your patience, unwavering support, understanding and cooperation.We look forward to continue delivering our premium services to you. Your Safety And Security is always of utmost importance to us.”