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London Gatwick Airport Files Safety Violation Reports Against Air Peace

Air Peace inaugurated its operations to London Gatwick from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with the UK on April 30, 2024

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London Gatwick Airport Files Safety Violation Reports Against Air Peace

London Gatwick Airport has filed two mandatory occurrence reports with the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) concerning Air Peace.

These reports stated that Air Peace violated safety procedures during its operations at Gatwick.

The safety violations are documented in two reports titled, “United Kingdom SAFA Ramp Inspection Report” (Reference: CAA-UK-2024-0217) and “NATS Management System Safety Report.”

The UK’s Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) has also communicated these concerns to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

In a formal letter to Air Peace’s Chief Executive Officer, the NCAA referenced the SAFA Ramp Inspection Report dated May 14, 2024.

The letter, signed by Captain O.O. Lawani on behalf of the Director-General of NCAA, stated, “You are required to notify the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) of your corrective actions on these findings.”

The inspection, which took place at London Gatwick on April 7, 2024, at 09:33 local time, involved Air Peace’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft, registered as 5N-BE (S/N 28324).

Key findings of the report indicated critical operational deficiencies, notably the lack of operational approval for Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) functions essential for the safe navigation and operation of the aircraft.

The report mentioned that the aircraft captain admitted using the EFB for navigational purposes despite the absence of an authorised mounting device, charging points, or a backup battery.

The NCAA’s letter said it was important to address these safety concerns promptly and effectively to ensure compliance with international aviation safety standards.

News About Nigeria reported that Air Peace inaugurated its operations to London Gatwick from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with the UK on April 30, 2024.

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