Abuja, Aug. 14, 2023: The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has demanded compliance with Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig. CARs) 2022 on insurance cover to be maintained by all allied aviation services providers.
NCAA DG , Capt. Musa Nuhu, in statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, said that the directive was contained in an All 0perator Letter referenced NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/369 dated Aug. 11, 2023.
According to him the letter, which was signed by him, was addressed to all airlines and allied aviation services providers.
“The compliance is sequel to the coming into force of Nig. CARs 2022 on 10th July, 2023 which makes it mandatory that all airlines comply with Part 220.127.116.11 of the Regulations.
“Specifically, Part 18.104.22.168 of the Regulations provides amongst others that all airlines and other allied aviation service providers must NOT operate without: adequate and valid insurance cover; Submitting to the Authority copies of valid insurance certificate.
” Evidence of payment of premium and other policy documents of insurance cover of not less than three (3) months as specified in IS: 22.214.171.124.
“Having insurance document which must be adequate and renewed before the expiration of the current policy and be submitted to the NCAA as soon as it is renewed.
He said non-adherence to the regulation would attract immediate sanctions including the grounding of the specific aircraft and taking enforcement action against any airlines or service providers that defaulted.
“Please, be guided accordingly, “. he added.