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Danger! Major oil marketers selling kerosene as aviation fuel
Captain Nogie Meggison: Chairman, Aviation Owners Association

Danger! Major oil marketers selling kerosene as aviation fuel

 

The Chairman of  Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Captain Nogie Meggison, has raised an alarm that major oil marketers were selling kerosene to airlines as aviation fuel!

Raising the alarm at a one-day breakfast meeting organised by Aviation Round Table (ART) in Lagos State, Meggison alleged that major oil marketers had been selling kerosene as aviation fuel ( known the aviation parlance as Jet A1) to the operators which he said affected the performances of the  engines in many of the aircraft flying around the country.

Consequent upon this, the airline chief disclosed how the International Air Transport Association (IATA) had sent a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) coming into Nigeria, warning them to beware of aviation fuel being sold  in Nigeria.

According to him, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had  already been informed of the development.While lamenting that the Nigerian aviation fuel was one of the most expensive in the world, Megisson declared: “Aviation fuel is an additional challenge for operators in the country.

“Nigeria has the most expensive fuel for Jet A1 in the world. Warri refinery was producing Jet A1 till the 1990s until it stopped working. The availability of Jet A1 would make other airlines to come around for fueling in Nigeria.

“Also, the Value Added Tax (VAT) collected from airlines is the only mode of transportation being charged VAT today by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS)  at the point of sales as against the 21 days stipulated by the constitution.”

 

 

 

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