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SAFETY RULE VIOLATIONS: UK Aviation Regulator Reports Air Peace to Nigeria

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SAFETY RULE VIOLATIONS: UK Aviation Regulator Reports Air Peace to Nigeria

The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has reported Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for violating some safety aviation regulations.

According to a report by The PUNCH, the UK aviation regulator wrote to the NCAA following mandatory safety violation reports filed by the London Gatwick Airport against the Nigerian carrier.

The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority’s letter was titled ‘United Kingdom SAFA Ramp Inspection Report’, with reference numbers ‘CAA-UK, -2024-0217’ and ‘NATS Management System Safety Report’.

The NCAA has in turn written to Air Peace, seeking clarification on the safety violation issues raised by its UK counterpart.

In the letter, dated May 14, the NCAA said concerns were raised about Air Peace’s use of electronic flight bags on flights without operational approval and how the flight bags affect safe operation.

The letter also referenced the CAA stating that the aircraft’s captain had admitted to using the electronic flight bags for navigational purposes, as against the safety stipulation of the regulator.

The letter noted how the CAA had stated that there was “no mounting device for the use of EFB, no charging points or battery for backup”.

Airpeace had only begun flying the Lagos-London route in April under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

 

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