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Nigeria Lifts Ban On Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has lifted the ban on Boeing 737 Max Aircraft in the Nigerian Airspace after the two accidents involving the plane model.

This was announced in a statement issued at the weekend and signed by the Director General/CEO of NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu.

According to the statement, the NCAA approval will take place on the 12th of February, 2021 and it will allow the aircraft to operate in Nigeria’s a airspace.

The statement said: “In the light of the above, the FAA has released documents on Boeing 737 Flight Standardization Board Report, revision 17, identifying special pilot training for the 737 MAX and Safety Alert for Operators.

NCAA recognises the joint review of the Boeing 737 Max Safety System and came up with the following actions required of all foreign and domestic operators:

“All intending domestic operators are required to work with the Boeing Company and NCAA for the Aircraft Type Certificate Acceptance Programme in order to have the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft registered in Nigeria and issued with a Standard Certificate of Airworthiness.

“All foreign air operators that intend to operate the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into Nigeria must submit evidence of compliance with the FAA AD 2020-24-02.

“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority will continue to ensure strict compliance to Safety Regulations as violation[s] will be viewed seriously.”

The African Examiner writes that after the two accidents of Lion Air Flight 610, an Indonesia flight which crashed into the Java Sea few minutes after departure and Ethiopian Airlines flight 320, which crashed six minutes after takeoff, the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, had baned operations of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from the Nigerian airspace.

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