The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has taken action in response to the aviation fuel contamination incident involving Max Air several months ago.
The NCAA has imposed suspensions on all unlicensed and expired-license oil market operators, prohibiting them from supplying and refueling aircraft at Nigerian airports.
NCAA collaborates with NMDPRA
This decision comes after meetings between the NCAA and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) to address the fuel contamination issue.
During the inaugural session of the collaborative NCAA Audit Committee responsible for overseeing aviation fuel activities in Nigeria, the suspension was announced.
Captain Musa Nuhu, the Director General of NCAA, revealed that the detection of non-licensed aircraft fuel suppliers and those with expired licenses was a result of collaboration with NMDPRA.
He emphasized the NCAA’s commitment to ensuring compliance with approved fueling requirements, citing recent fuel contamination incidents that have garnered both national and international attention.