THE Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is set to hold high level talks with the European Union Air Safety Committee (ASC) of the European Commission (EC) this week to resolve all discrepancies that will lead to lifting of the ban on Medview Airlines.
This is just as the regulatory body has announced plan to conduct a full scale audit of Medview Airlines’ operations after which the result would therefore determine further actions and engagements by the Regulatory Authority.
According to the NCAA, this move formed part of a series of engagements with the European Commission (EC) in the aftermath of a failed application by Medview Airlines for a Third Country Operator Authorisation to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The application failed during the verification of documents submitted by airline which were found to be non-compliant with Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005 and therefore could not qualify for approval.
“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) thereafter received the notification of non-compliance through the office of the Nigerian Mission to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
“Upon receipt of notification the Director General, NCAA, Captain Muhtar Usman met with senior officials of European Commission in Gaborone, Botswana, during the Regional Safety Oversight Organization Conference in February of this year. During this meeting extensive discussions were held with a view to resolving the matter.