The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension issued to Azman Air regarding the operations of Boeing 737 aircraft. Mr. Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager Public Affairs of the NCAA, confirmed that the ban has been lifted.
According to Azman Air, the lifting of the suspension was confirmed in a meeting held between the Management of Azman Air and NCAA on the 1st May 2021.
This means that the airline can restart its operations after being suspended by the NCAA over safety related matters.
“In this regard, having satisfactorily undergone the Safety Audit and implemented the Corrective Action Plan as recommended by the Regulatory body, we are pleased to inform the general public that the suspension is hereby lifted,” Azman Air posted on its twitter page.
The airline said: “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 also expressed its deep gratitude to the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, industry stakeholders, eminent personalities and the press for their unwavering assistance towards this meritorious achievement.
The Airline said “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.
On 15th March 2021, NCAA released a statement suspending the operation of all the Boeing 737 Aircraft in the fleet of Azman Air Services Limited pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 188.8.131.52 (A) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs).