NCAA SUSPENDS BRISTOW HELICOPTER’S SIKORSKY S-76C++ TYPE

Following what it termed as successive mishaps of Bristow Helicopters operating aircraft SikorskyS-76C++ , the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the operation of the operational equipment (helicopter) Sikorsky S-76C++ type which the airline uses till further notice.

Director General of NCAA, Capt. MuhtarUsman, who read the suspension notice said that the suspension will enable the authority carry out a full scale audit on Bristow’s operations with particular emphasis on its Sikorsky S-76C++ type.

Usman, who responded to questions from reporters after issuing the suspension said that the decision Bristow Helicopters’ controlled ditching yesterday, February 3, 2016,  stating that the regulatory body  had weighed all the variables and considered it expedient to suspend the airline operations expressing that it was a global standard practice.