Alleged Safety Violation Could Spell Trouble for Air Peace with UK Regulator

The Civil Aviation Authority of the United Kingdom has reached out to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nigeria regarding reported violations of aviation safety regulations by Air Peace.

This development comes shortly after the airline launched its Lagos to London route just three months ago.

According to reports, two mandatory occurrence reports concerning Air Peace were forwarded to the UK Civil Aviation Authority, which subsequently passed on the concerns to the NCAA.

The complaint letter from the CAA to NCAA bore the title ‘United Kingdom SAFA Ramp Inspection Report’ with reference number CAA-UK-2024-0217, alongside the ‘NATS Management System Safety Report.’

Following this, the NCAA has contacted Air Peace to seek clarification on the issues raised in the reports.

The correspondence, dated May 14, 2024, and signed by Capt. O.O. Lawani, the General Manager of Operations at NCAA, highlighted the UK CAA’s mention of the lack of operational approval for Electronic Flight Bag functions, which impacts the aircraft’s safe operation. It was also noted that the flight’s captain acknowledged the use of an Electronic Flight Bag for navigational purposes.

The CAA flagged the absence of a mounting device for EFB, as well as the lack of charging points or backup batteries, as stated in their communication with NCAA.

It is worth mentioning that Air Peace recently inaugurated flights to London Gatwick from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos under the existing Bilateral Air Services Agreement between Nigeria and the UK.

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