The Civil Aviation Authority of Nigeria has advised pilots and airline operators to exercise caution in the face of hazardous weather conditions for aviation during the rainy season.
This circular follows the advent of the seasonal climate forecast published for the year 2022 by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.
This warning was contained in an advisory circular bearing the number AC: NCAA-AEROMET – 33 initiated by the Aerodrome and Airspace Standards Branch and addressed to all pilots and airline operators.
The document was signed by NCAA General Manager Captain Musa Nuhu.
NIMET had predicted early/late March as the start of the rainy season in the southern states, while April/May and June 2022 marks the start of the rainy season in central and northern Nigeria.
The NCAA, in its speech, stated that “Flight crews/operators and ATCs must ensure strict adherence to aerodrome operating minima.
“Pilots should exercise maximum restraint whenever adverse weather conditions are observed or forecast by NIMET.”
He added: “Pilots/flight crew members should obtain adequate weather information on departure, en route and at destination and briefing from NIMET aerodrome weather stations prior to flight operations.”
The regulator urged all stakeholders to ensure strict compliance with safety rules as breaches would be considered serious while passengers were urged to show patience and understanding as their safety is of the highest order. importance.
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