First Nation Airways (FRN, Lagos) has appealed a fine imposed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over the failure of one of its pilots to renew his medical certificate. As previously reported, First Nation and the pilot were fined NGN32 million (USD100,000) and NGN1.5 million (USD4,700) respectively when a routine inspection found that the pilot operated a total of sixteen flights after his medical certificate expired in November 2016.

The NCAA announced this week that it has brought together a panel to hear an appeal from the Nigerian airline, which was held on June 13 & 14. The result of the appeal is not yet known.

First Nation launched services in 2011 and currently operates scheduled flights between Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt City on a pair of A319-100s leased from AerCap.