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Safety Audit Certification Obtained By 3 Airlines

Three of the airlines operating in Nigerian have successfully obtained International Air Transport Association, IATA, Operational Safety Audit Certification.
This was disclosed when IATA team led by the newly-appointed Regional Director for Africa, Tanja Grobotek paid familiarisation visit to the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, at the Aviation House, Lagos. According to General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, the successful airlines are Arik Air, Aero Contractors and FirstNation. Those on the verge of attaining IOSA certification include Allied Air and Cargo services, Overland Airways and Dana Air.
While Air Peace has done its last workshop but is about to be audited. The IATA Operational Safety Assessment (IOSA) certificate is issued to airline after a successful assessment and demonstration of compliance to Safety Regulations as specified by the body. In another development, Grobotek “condemned Consumer Protection Council’s (CPC) incursion into aviation regulatory responsibilities of the NCAA with reference to the recent issue of passengers’ complaint with Turkish Airlines.”
The DG, NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, in his response, thanked the IATA team for their visit. He expressed willingness to partner with IATA on issues of Safety, Security and Training. The IATA team included its Aviation Solutions Manager (South West Africa) Ewemade Atake.
With the DG were some top management staff of the Authority, which included the Director of Air Transport Regulations, Mr Ogidi Justus-Wariya, Director of Consumer Protection, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi, Director of Finance and Accounts, Alhaji Nuhu-Ozigi , Technical Assistant to the DG, Engr. Ben Tukur, GM Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye and others. Bristow Helicopters engages operations audit firm Meantime, Bristow Helicopters, weekend, said it has engaged the services of an independent company to audit and review its operations.
This is coming on the heels of the directives by National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) to Bristow clients asking them to terminate the contract between them and Bristow as a result of recent air crashes involving Bristow.
Credit: Vanguard
While acknowledging the receipt of the NAPIMS letter, Bristow Helicopters said it has engaged the authority and other government officials on the matter. And that;”We are engaging an independent third party to conduct an additional review of Bristow’s operations in Nigeria, with the expectation that such initiative will also extend to include the review of other similar entities across the Nigerian oil and gas industry, so that best practices can be shared laterally across all operators to further enhance safety”.


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