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First Nation Suspends Operations In Nigeria

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 at 6:41 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Barely a day after Aero Contractors announced the suspension of operations and placed 1,400 staff on indefinitely leave, another national airline, First Nation, has also suspended operations.

The National Civil Aviation Authority announced on Thursday that First Nation had been ordered to shut down for mandatory maintenance.

The director-general, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Muhtar Usman, said in a statement that the indefinite suspension of operations by the First Nation followed its engine replacement programme involving one of the aircraft in its fleet.

Usman added that with another aircraft due for mandatory maintenance in line with NCAA’s regulations, the airline cannot continue its operations.

“In these circumstances, these airlines clearly cannot continue to undertake schedule operations, hence the inevitable recourse to self-regulatory suspension,” the NCAA boss said.

“It is against the Nigerian civil aviation regulations for airline operators to carry out scheduled commercial operations with only one aircraft”, Usman said.

The decision came as the suspension of Aero Contractors’ took effect Thursday.