Azman Air resumes operation as NCAA lifts suspension


Abiola Seun

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has lifted the ban on Azman Air Services Limited after it satisfactorily undergone the Safety audit and implemented the Corrective Action Plan as recommended by the Regulatory body.

This was disclosed in a statement on the official twitter handle of the company and a copy sighted  on Sunday.

The NCAA had suspended the operation of all the Boeing 737 Aircraft in the Fleet of Azman Air Services Limited with pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part (A) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs).

The airline in a statement signed by its management said, “We are pleased to inform the General Public that the suspension is hereby Lifted.

This was confirmed in a meeting held between the Management of Azman Air and NCAA on 1st May 2021.

“Our Profound appreciation goes to the Director General of NCAA, Capt Musa Nuhu for his tremendous support to ensuring we remain on the right track when it comes to Safety.

Azman Air Management wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to the Minister of Aviation; Alh Hadi Sirika, Industry Stakeholders, Eminent Personalities and the Press for their unwavering assistance towards this Meritorious achievement.

“The underlying purpose of this Journey is Safety and we can assure the General Public that it is the beginning of a new Experience as we remain committed to raising the Standard when it comes to the Safety of Crew, Equipment and Passengers.”

However, the spokesman of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye confirmed the lifting of suspension to our correspondent.
In a text message to our correspondent, Adurogboye said, “Yes, it has been lifted.”

Recall that the Director General of the NCAA, Captain Nuhu Musa said the CAA’s responsibility and duty to guide and work with the operators and assist them to ensure they are in compliance with our regulations.

He stated that Azman Air is responding to the corrective action plan that followed the regulators audit, stressing that the airline would come out better for it  and that the NCAA too has learned from the incident and would improve on all perceived deficiencies.
“I must tell you the response from Azman the last couple of times is very encouraging and very positive and they are taking our advice, now they understand and it is even better for them as it will improve their business modem and I have seen a shift.
“I can guarantee you by the time Azman complies; the public will see a different Azman that is our whole purpose we are not here to kill anybody, we are not here to ruin any airline but to guide them to operate safely, efficiently and provide the necessary services too.”

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