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British firm pays N11m fine for illegal flights

23 September 2015, 18:17

Abuja - The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has imposed a fine of N11m on a British firm, Gama Aviation, for allegedly flying its Bombardier Global Express plane into and within Nigeria illegally, Punch reports.

The affected company has consequently paid N7m fine to the NCAA and another $20 000 (N3.9m) to the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency.

Following the payment of the fines, the Nigerian aviation regulator on Tuesday said it had released the aircraft to leave the country for the United Kingdom.

Also read: NCAA begins registration of aviation fuel marketers

The NCAA had on Monday said it impounded the Bombardier jet for allegedly carrying out illegal flights in the country.

The Acting General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said following the agency’s investigation of the illegal operation of the firm, a letter of sanction was written to the operator into the aircraft as regards the sanctions imposed on it.

Read more at Punch

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