The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA audit of Air Peace Airline Limited has revealed that all the operational aircraft on the fleet of Air Peace Limited are airworthy.
The NCAA in a statement signed by the general manager public relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, stated that the NCAA has just completed a thorough technical audit of the airline and its fleet of aircraft with a view to ensuring the airline is in compliance with extant Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs), and to mitigate the re-occurrence of the incident.
Adurogboye explained that: “On Tuesday, the 23rd of July, 2019, at about 10.28 am an Air Peace B737-300 aircraft with Registration Marks 5N- BQO had an incident on landing at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is currently carrying out an indepth investigation into the incident to determine the immediate and remote causes responsible for this particular incident as required by International Standards stipulated in International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13. The Authority awaits the conclusion and report of the AIB”.
He noted that the technical audit was not limited to the recent incident, but including the airline operational, technical and safety performance in the last twelve months which were also scrutinised.
Adurogboye said audit is to assure the flying public that all the aircraft on the fleet of NCAA authorised Air Operators Certificate (AOC) holders operating in Nigeria are airworthy.
He added that the Authority shall continue to ensure only airworthy aircraft are permitted to operate.