NCAA gives Azma Air clean bill of health to fly again

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*Azman Air during one of its many tyre burst incidents.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension it clamped on Azman Air after it underwent safety audit and implemented the recommended corrective action plan.

The airline which announced this in a statement said the lifting of suspension was confirmed in a meeting had with the NCAA on May 1, 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, Alhaji Hadi Sirika, industry stakeholders, eminent personalities and the press for their unwavering assistance towards this meritorious achievement”.

“We will also like to commend the gratifying support from our esteemed customers and well wishers ; your patience and prayers made this happen.

“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,” it stated.

It would be recalled that the NCAA had on March 16, 2021 grounded Azman Air following series of incidents involving the airline’s Boeing 737 aircraft.

The suspension was to enable the NCAA conduct an audit of the airline to determine the root cause(s) of the incidents and recommend corrective actions to forestall a recurrence.

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