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NCAA Suspends Dana Airlines Operation Indefinitely

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), yesterday, suspended Dana Air operations indefinitely over its alleged incapability to run safe operations.

The move, following an investigation by the apex regulatory body, saw to the immediate withdrawal of the airline’s Air Transport Licence (ATL) and Air Operator Certificate (AOC) indefinitely, with effect from midnight of Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

It will be reminded that the airline had an air return at Abuja Airport Tuesday afternoon, with 100 passengers descending safely. It was learned that the carrier has also been embroiled with in-house challenges that saw its Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sukhjinder Paul Mann, withdrew his appointment after about eight months in the saddle.

The Director-General of the NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu stated that the suspension was made under Section 35(2), 3(b), and (4) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 1.3.3.3(a)(1) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs), 2015.

The suspension order, according to the report has since been communicated to the management of Dana Air.

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