Nigeria Bans Aircraft Older Than 20 Years
The Federal Government of Nigeria has decided to lower the maximum age of aircraft in its airspace from 22 to 20 years. According to Aviation minister Fidelia Njeze:
we have an existing policy on the age of aircraft. Any aircrafts that will be imported into the country must not be more than 20 years old, and we have maintained that policy. None of the aircraft in our air space is above 20 years old.
If the new rule is really applied as suggested, it will affect most of the major airlines, including Arik Air, Dana Air, Aero, IRS Airlines and Overland, as well as the charter operators Kabo Air and MaxAir.