FirstNation fined over safety rule violation

FirstNation fined over safety rule violation

FirstNation Airline has been slammed a fine of N33.5 million by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over alleged violation of safety regulations.

NCAA ordered the airline to pay N32 million and one of its pilots to pay N1.5 million for flying a FirstNation commercial aircraft with expired and invalid medical certificate.

Read also: BRITISH AIRWAYS OFFER SAFETY COURSE ON HOW TO SURVIVE PLANE CRASH

The apex regulatory body in a letter to the airline said the implication of an expired or unguaranteed medical certificate is that the pilot’s physical and mental health have not been certified by a recognised doctor, adding that it violated international rules.

General Manager, Public Relations of the NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said the airline ran afoul of the law by allowing a flight crew member to operate 16 scheduled flights on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th November, 2016.

He said: “In light of these, the Airline is hereby sanctioned in accordance with IS 1.3.3 (14) while the pilot suffered similar fate in line with IS 1.3.3(11) (15) (e), in lieu of suspension under IS 1.3.3(11)(15)(a) of the Nig. CARs 2015.

“On this strength, the Airline is required to pay N32 million only while the Pilot will pay N1.5 million only, being moderate civil penalty for the violation. The fine must however be paid within seven (7) days of receipt of the letter from the Authority.”

Name
Email *
 


Related Articles

SON ‘DRIVEN TO SUICIDE BY ANGER’

A distraught mother has claimed that her 23-year-old son was driven to suicide by anger in Jos, the capital of

Drama in court as Union Bank pays N170.88k debt to Ecobank

A drama ensued on Wednesday at a Federal High Court in Lagos hearing applications including objection to a garnishee proceeding

SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED FOR KILLING SON IN JIGAWA

A school teacher (name withheld) has been arrested by a combined team of the Police and men of the Nigerian


x

Related Posts

Sen. Saraki accused of being a bully
Pro-Chancellor and Chairperson of the Governing Council of Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, has come under fi...
Am ready to die - Suspended Ekiti lawmaker
Hon. Gboyega Aribisogun, a member of Ekiti State House of Assembly who was suspended for 180 legislative days said he was ready to die in his bid...
There is only one man-of-God in Nigeria - Yomi Fash Lanso
Actor Yomi Fash Lanso has hit out at Nigerian pastors saying almost all of them were men of questionable characters living large on tithes and of...
powered by RelatedPosts