The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says aircrafts operating in the country’s airspace are subjected to rigorous and specified maintenance and as scheduled.
Adurogboye said that maintenance and checks were categorised into A, B, C, and D.
According to him, A is the least and D is the most comprehensive type of maintenance.
“Carrying out checks is predicated on having flown or operated the said aircraft for a certain number of hours or cycles.
“It is the Authority’s mandate to ensure that the specified checks are carried out as and when due.
“No compromise and no waiver is granted,’’ he said.
On the number of aircraft currently operates in the Nigeria airspace, Adurogboye said the number “is not readily available’’.
“Aircraft don’t fold up, it is an airline that can be said to have folded up.
“Airline business or any business for that matter, is a free entry and free exit.
The NCAA spokesman said that combining passengers was purely a business decision taken by the affected airlines.
“We have the examples of one world and star alliance among others.
“This enables the airlines to put their passengers in another so as to be able to continue their journey unhindered and still retain their ticket.
“This is done in event of an unforeseen technical issue or low load factor.
“In all of these, passengers must be carried along and understanding sought,’’ Adurogboye said. (NAN)