Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nigerian government lifts suspension on Dana Airline

The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of the operating licence of Dana Airlines. A statement by Media Aide to the Aviation minister, Mr. Joe Obi said the decision followed "government's satisfaction with the air-worthiness of the airline after a rigorous technical, operational and financial audit of the airline.

"By this development, Dana Airline is free to resume its normal commercial flight operations."

The statement said government will continue to strengthen its oversight and regulatory functions "to ensure that all airlines operating in the country, including Dana adhere strictly to safety procedures as required by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act and all other relevant local and international regulations that ensure and promote sustainable air safety."

The operating licence of Dana Airlines was temporarily suspended following the crash of one of its aircraft on June 3, in Lagos that killed 146 passengers and 7 crew members, as a safety precaution.

1 comment:

  1. Honestly, it should never have come to the suspension in the first place. How hard can it be to implement proper procedures and probably some lockout tagout systems to make sure both the crew and passengers are as safe as possible?