The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has revoked the Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) of a pilot for serious violation of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations.
NCAA General Manager, Public Affairs, Sam Adurogboye, revealed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday.
Adurogboye who did not state the name of the pilot explained that the revocation was a consequence of the pilot operating flights on non-schedule operations while his medical certificate had expired.
He said investigation had revealed that instead of the pilot revalidating his certificate, he conducted flight operations as the Pilot-in-Command (PIC) in flagrant disregard of regulations.
Adurugboye said that according to regulations, a flight crew member or air traffic controller shall not exercise the privileges of his license unless he holds a current medical certificate appropriate to the license.
The pilot had been directed to return the invalidated license to the NCAA’s Director of Licensing (DOL) within seven days of receipt of the letter of sanction.