NCAA approves flight operations in Anambra Airport - THE NATION
By Kelvin Osa Okunbor and Nwanosike Onu, Awka
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday granted approval for flight operations in Anambra International Cargo Airport.
The NCAA said it delayed the approval for flights operations into the airport over security considerations when the Anambra Stare government made request on October 28, 2021.
Its Director General, Capt Musa Nuhu said though flights are allowed into the airport effective December 2, 2021 but it must be Visual Flight Rules – during sunrise to sunset.
Besides the time approved for such flights, the NCAA categorically prescribes that only Dash 8 Q400 aircraft or its equivalent on rescue and fire cover category Five would be allowed.
In a memo dated December 1,2021 to the state government the NCAA said: “The earlier request for October 28,2021 was declined because of adverse security report.
“However, I wish to inform that the NCAA has received clearance from relevant security agency approving the opening of the Anambra International Cargo Airport for flight operations.
“In line with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations the NCAA hereby grants approval to operate category B aircraft – Dash 8 Q400 or its equivalent.
“The operations shall be visual flight rules- only sunrise to sunset. Whenever outstanding requirements are met all restrictions will be removed.”
The NCAA urged the state government to adhere strictly to safety, security and COVID -19 protocols at the airport at all times.