NCAA lifts Azman Air suspension after 6 weeks

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension placed on Azman Air operations over safety issues.

Neptune Prime had reported that the regulatory body suspended the operations of all the Boeing 737 Aircraft in the Fleet of Azman Air Services Limited, with effect from 15 March 2021, but the airline announced yesterday that the lifting of the suspension was confirmed in a meeting held between the management of the domestic airline and NCAA on 1 May 2021.

Aeroplanes operated by the airline had suffered two tyre mishap incidents at the Abuja and Kaduna airports.

The suspension, which lasted for six weeks, was to enable the NCAA to conduct an audit of the airline to determine the root cause (s) of the incidents and recommend corrective actions to forestall re-occurrence.

“In this regards, having satisfactorily undergone the safety audit and implemented the corrective action plan as recommended by the regulatory body, we are pleased to inform the public that the suspension is hereby lifted,” the statement read.

“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 the crew, equipment and passengers.”

The airline commended Musa Nuhu, Director-General of NCAA for his support in ensuring it remains on the right track regarding safety.

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