The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is said to have lifted the suspension placed on Azman Air operations in Nigeria.
Recall that the NCAA had in March, suspended the operations of all the Boeing 737 aircraft in the fleet of the airline over safety-related issues.
According to the aviation authority, the suspension was 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) 2015.
It said the suspension was to enable the authority to conduct an audit of the airline to determine the root cause(s) of the incidents and recommend corrective actions to forestall recurrence.
However, Azman Air, in a statement on Saturday made available to THE WITNESS, said the suspension has been lifted and it’s expected to commence flight operations next week.
According to the airline: “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 general public that the suspension is hereby lifted.
“This was confirmed in a meeting held between the management of Azman Air and the NCAA, today 1st of May 2021.
“The underlying purpose of this journey is safety and we can assure the general public that it’s 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 said.
The NCAA is yet to issue a statement on the development as at press time.