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Aero Contractors Ready For Resumption – NCAA DG

More than four months after suspending flight services due to financial constraints, lack of equipment capacity and industry challenges, Aero Contractors is set to resume flight operations.

This is according to the Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Musa Nuhu, who stated that after the NCAA audited the airline, it had been cleared to resume flight.

Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Capt. Nuhu said, “Aero Contractors was not grounded based on safety issues, we did an audit of them because whatever audit you do, you have findings and they were some minor findings. We audited them and we found out that the issue they had was finance sustainability.

“Aviation is safety sensitive and whenever you have financial difficulty, it is just a matter of time you will not be able to comply with all the regulatory requirements and some may start cutting corners.

“So before financial issue becomes safety issue, we had a discussion with them and they on their own before we took any action, agreed with our findings and suspended their operations to enable them reorganise and get some funding to get more equipment. That is what they have done, we sat with them, they submitted. We asked for projection, which they did, we reviewed.

“The first one wasn’t good enough, they had to go and review it and it was quite satisfactory. We had a MoU with them for payment of outstanding five per cent on Ticket Sales Charge.

“So, they are fine. As far as we are concerned, they can resume operations.”

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