UK regulator reports Air Peace over alleged safety violation

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UK regulator reports Air Peace over alleged safety violation

 

The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority has written Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority stating Air Peace has reportedly violated some aviation safety regulations

 

The development came barely three months after the Nigerian carrier commenced the Lagos-London route.

 

Two mandatory occurrence reports on Air Peace had been reportedly sent to the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority.

 

The UK CAA, in turn, forwarded the complaints to the NCAA.

 

The CAA’s letter of complaint forwarded to NCAA was entitled; ‘United Kingdom SAFA Ramp Inspection Report with reference number: CAA-UK, -2024-0217’ and ‘NATS Management System Safety Report.’

 

The NCAA has also written to Air Peace to provide clarification on the issues.

 

The letter, with reference number: NCAA/DOLTS/APL/Vol.11/03624 was titled, “United Kingdom SAFA Ramp Inspection Report.

 

It was dated May 14, 2024, and signed by the NCAA General Manager of Operations, Capt. O.O. Lawani.

 

In the letter, the NCAA said the UK CAA had called its attention to the no operational approval of Electronic Flight Bag functions affecting the safe operation of the aircraft, while adding that the captain of the flight admitted that an Electronic Flight Bag was being used for navigational purposes.

 

NCAA further noted that the CAA stated in its letter that there was “no mounting device for the use of EFB, no charging points or battery for backup.”

 

Air Peace recently commenced operation to London Gatwick from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement, which Nigeria has with the UK.

 

The spokesperson of Air Peace, Stanley Olisa, could not be reached as of press time.

 

When called, the spokesperson of the airline picked but when this reporter began to enquire about the development, he kept mute until the call ended.

 

Our correspondent also sent a text message of enquiry to the spokesman but there was no response as of the time of filing this report.

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