Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said it has suspended the Azman Air operations with immediate effect, following series of incidents involving Azman Air Boeing 737 Aircraft.
According to NCAA, it has pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 220.127.116.11 (A) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations -Nig.CARs- 2015, suspended the operations of all the Boeing 737 Aircraft in the Fleet of Azman Air Services Limited, with effect from March 15, 2021.
The suspension is to enable the Authority conduct an audit of the airline to determine the root cause of the incidents, and recommend corrective actions to forestall re-occurrence.
NCAA said it regrets the inconvenience this action may cause to the public, particularly to Azman air passengers but the need to ensure the safety of Air Transport and protect the public interest, cannot be compromised.
NCAA emphasized that it will continue to ensure compliance to its regulations in the interest of safety and will viewed any violation seriously.