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Don’t Use Your Aircraft For Commercial Operations, FG Warns Private Jet Owners .

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The Authority stated that violators of the warning will face severe penalties.

This directive is contained in a statement by the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at the NCAA, Michael Achimugu.

The NCAA stated in the statemen that the Permit for Non-Commercial Flight (PNCF), granted to private jet owners, strictly prohibits using their aircraft for transporting passengers, cargo, or mail for compensation or hire.

According to the NCAA, any private jet owner conducting commercial operations or charter services would face serious consequences, including the suspension, withdrawal, or revocation of their permit, as per Section 32 (4) of the Civil Aviation Act 2022.

The statement said, “The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) wishes to warn holders of Permit for Non-Commercial Flight (PNCF) (private jet owners) to desist from engaging in commercial flight operations forthwith or face stiff penalties.

“It will be noted that holders of PNCF are not permitted to use their aircraft for carriage of passengers cargo or mail for hire or reward (commercial operations or charter services).

“In line with Section 32 (4) of the Civil Aviation Act 2022, the NCAA will not hesitate to initiate enforcement actions against any PNCF holder found guilty of illegal operations with suspension, withdrawal or revocation of their Permit for Non-Commercial flight.

“The public is hereby notified that it is illegal to engage PNCF holders for commercial purposes. NCAA officials have also been deployed to General Aviation Terminals (GAT) and private wings of the airports to monitor the activities of the PNCF holders.

“The NCAA wishes to restate its zero tolerance for violations of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations 2023 and shall continue to enforce strict compliance through the application of appropriate sanctions.”

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