NCAA confirms Ibadan Airport incident, suspends Mattini Airline permit

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has confirmed the runway excursion involving a Challenger CL 601 aircraft, operated by Mattini Airline Services Limited, with registration marks N580KR at Ibadan Airport on 26th January 2024 and has suspended the PNCF of Mattini Airline Services Limited with immediate effect.

According to the regulatory agency, Mattini Airline Services Limited holds a valid Permit for Non-Commercial Flights (PNCF).

The suspension is in accordance with Sec 32 (4) of the Civil Aviation Act 2022

Already, in line with statutory provisions, the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has launched an investigation into the occurrence.

While the NSIB is conducting the safety investigation, the NCAA said it has initiated an economic inquiry into the operation of the aircraft viz-a-viz the terms and conditions of the PNCF as detailed in its Annexure.

The suspension, NCAA said will subsist until the determination is made that the conditions of the PNCF have been adhered to.

NCAA has further initiated a safety and economic audit of all private jet operations in Nigeria.

NCAA however assured the travelling public of its utmost commitment to safety and the entrenchment of global best practices.


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