Air Peace could be in trouble with the UK authority for an alleged safety infringement

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The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority submitted a letter to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, denouncing Air Peace for allegedly breaking various aviation safety laws.

This comes just three months after the airline launched the Lagos-London service.

Two necessary occurrence reports on Air Peace were purportedly sent to the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority.

The UK CAA, in turn, referred the concerns to the NCAA.

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The CAA’s complaint letter to the NCAA was titled ‘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 clarify 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.

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In the letter, the NCAA said the UK CAA had called its attention to the lack of operational approval of Electronic Flight Bag functions affecting the safe operation of the aircraft. 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.”

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

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