The Federal Ministry of Aviation has issued a 90 day ultimatum to private jet owners to streamline their operations with civil aviation regulations. This ultimatum was given yesterday Sunday March 8th at the conclusion of a meeting between the officials of the Ministry of Aviation and stakeholders in the General Aviation sector which includes all the owners and operators of private jets. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation, Alhaji Mohammed Abass, gave the ultimatum after the meeting at Abuja. As part of the unanimous decision at the meeting, the blanket ban on operators of foreign registered privately operated aircraft in the country has been lifted with conditions attached.
In a statement issued by the NCAA’s spokesman Mr Fan Ndubuoke, the authority said; “In furtherance of the Ministry of Aviation’s calculated efforts to streamline the operations of the Private Jets Owners, a 90 days ultimatum have been given to them to come up with their operational preference. As earlier indicated, the 90 days ultimatum is one of the conditions, during which it is expected that all operators would have regularise their documentation to specify their choice of operation. However, during this moratorium, it is still subsisting that no private Jet owner will be allowed to surreptitiously convert his Jet for commercial purposes.”