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Aircrafts for Nigeria Air yet to arrive as firm receives Air Transport License

Just the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Monday, presented an Air Transport License (ATL) to the interim management of Nigeria Air, the country’s proposed national carrier, led by Captain Dapo Olumide, investigations reveal that aircrafts to be used by the company are yet to arrive due to factors ranging from Covid-19, funding to other logistics.

An ATL certification is a document which states the kinds of operations a carrier will embark on scheduled, non-scheduled, cargo air services within and outside Nigeria; precedes the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) empowers the airline to operate scheduled commercial flights.

The ATL with number NCAA/ATR1/ATL214 signed by the Director General of the NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu will run for a period of five (5)years from today June 3rd 2022 to the 2nd June, 2027.

There are indications that the AOC, which is currently under processing and has reached an advanced stage, may be given to the airline by next month.

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, had hinted that the much-awaited national carrier would commence operation by July.

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