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UK Aviation Authorities Report Air Peace To Nigeria Over Gatwick Airport Safety Violations

The London Gatwick Airport has filed two mandatory occurrence reports to the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) against Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Air Peace operations at the airport.

In a safety violation documents entitled: ‘United Kingdom SAFA Ramp Inspection Report with reference number: CAA-UK, -2024-0217’ and ‘NATS Management System Safety Report’ seen by New Telegraph, the airport itemised the carrier’s safety violations at the Gatwick Aerodrome, prompting the aviation regulatory body to equally report the airline to UK’s Department of Transport (DoT).

Consequently, the Nigerian carrier could be heavily fined as the pilots of its B777-200 aircraft were said to have “missed all available runway exits at Gatwick Airport on landing.”

According to experts, these are severe infractions, hence the Mandatory Occurrence Report (MOR) to the UK CAA, alleging that Air Peace B777 exceeded the clearance limit at London’s second airport. Aside from that, the UK’s Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) also wrote to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on alleged safety violations of the carrier in London.

The NCAA in a letter to Air Peace’s Chief Executive Officer with reference number: NCAA/DOLTS/APL/ Vol.11/03624 entitled: “United Kingdom SAFA Ramp Inspection Report” and dated May 14, 2024, and signed by the General Manager Operations, Capt. O.O. Lawani on behalf of the Director-General of NCAA read in part: “You are required to notify the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) of your corrective actions on these findings.”

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