NCAA lifts Azman Air’s suspension after complete audit
NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the suspension placed on Azman Air since March 15, 2021 over safety related issues after the airline has complied with its recommendations and carried out Corrective Action Plan (CAP) effectively.
The airline was the first to hint this on its social media handles on May 1st this was confirmed by a top official of the NCAA. Azman Air in a recent tweet stated that it is back to operations and would be releasing it operational schedule soon, urging its clients to prepare for schedule rollout.
It said,” In this regards, having satisfactorily undergone the safety audit 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. This was confirmed in a meeting held between the management of Azman Air and NCAA today May 1, 2021.
“The underlying purpose of this journey is safety and we can assure the general public that it is beginning of a new experience as we remain committed to raising the standard when it comes to safety of crew, equipment and passengers.”
In a recent interview, 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 model 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.”