NCAA RE-ISSUES OPERATOR'S CERTIFICATE TO AIR NIGERIA
By kenNeth Ehigiator
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has reissued an Air Operator's Certificate, AOC, to Air Nigeria Development Limited, owners of Air Nigeria, in line with the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations to continue with passenger and cargo flight operations.
The regulatory agency had directed all airlines operating in the country to have their AOCs re-certified in accordance with the new civil aviation regulations.
Announcing the re-issuance of the AOC in Air Nigeria's corporate name, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kinfe Kahssaye, said the development reaffirmed the existing safety standards of the airline.
According to him, another significant change that will be seen across the operations of the airline will be the seamless usage of Air Nigeria's trademark across its route network.
He said: 'We have consistently adhered to global aviation safety requirements and our operations are carried out by a well maintained fleet of aircraft as well as support from a competent workforce and it is our commitment to continually maintain the standards.
'The re-issuance of our Air Operator's Certificate is coming at an auspicious time when we are implementing a fast and profitable growth plan to further expand our frontiers through the acquisition of modern fleet of aircraft as well as the introduction of new routes on both domestic and regional network to serve our customers better.'