Certificate of Airworthiness of First Nation Airways has been downgraded to non-schedule service, which is charter service, by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority,NCAA as the airline has been operating only one aircraft in the last one year. According to the regulatory authority, the airline can only return to scheduled service after meeting the requirement of at least two aircraft.
Also N33.5 million sanctions imposed on the airline some few months ago for safety negligence, NCAA DG said “I will still reconfirm to you that whatever sanction we impose on any operator it’s in-line with Civil Regulation and it’s not punitive, but corrective. FirstNation was sanctioned, they appealed, the appeal, which was upheld. So, we are still working with them to pay the sanction. We don’t want to cripple any operations. If it is safety related, we will not waste time, but the payment is being worked out now,” Usman said.