The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority says it has revoked the Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence of a pilot, working for one of the charter airlines in the country for violation of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs).
Although the regulatory agency did not give the name of the airline, it however, stated that the revocation was a consequence of the pilot operating flights on non-schedule operations while his medical certificate had expired.
In a statement signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, the NCAA said during the flight operations, the pilot repeatedly exercised the privileges of his licence when he was not qualified to exercise such privileges.
“Specifically, the pilot’s medical certificate commenced validity from July 17, 2017 and expired on January 16, 2018. Another one was processed on May 11, 2018 which expired on November 10, 2018,” he said.
According to him, investigation had revealed that instead of the pilot to revalidate his medical certificate, he conducted flight operations as the pilot-in-command in disregard of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations.
Adurogboye said, “According to Part 18.104.22.168-(b) a flight crew member or air traffic controller shall not exercise the privileges of his/her licence unless he/she holds a current medical certificate appropriate to the licence. Consequent upon this, the NCAA has determined that pursuant to Part 22.214.171.124(b) of the Nig.CARs, the pilot has lost the privileges of his licence.
“He does not hold a current medical certificate appropriate to the licence.Resultantly, in Part 126.96.36.199 (a) a licence, rating, authorisation or certificate shall be revoked if the holder has lost the skills for exercising the privileges mentioned in the document or fails to meet appropriate medical standards as shown by the result of a medical examination or a test.”
He added that in line with Part 188.8.131.52(a)(1) of the Nig.CARs, the pilot’s licence ATPL (A] [ A- Aircraft] had been revoked with immediate effect, and ceased to be effective.