Crashed Helicopter: Our AOC, COA, Insurance Are  Current, Valid– Quorum Aviation

 

Quorum Aviation Limited, operator of the ill fated Bell Helicopter 206 with registration number 5N-BQW flying from Port Harcourt to Lagos  that  crashed into  a  building at No 16 Salvation Road, Opebi area of Lagos state with  three persons dead  not only has all the certificates but that they are also valid .

The airline stated this in a statement made available to aviation correspondents today

The company stated that it had all the requisite certificates and approvals obtained through a very rigorous process, including inter alia an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), Certificate of Airworthiness (COA) and insurance, adding that all its certificates and approvals are current and valid as issued by the authorities following due process.

Quorum Aviation Limited said it was compelled to make a few clarifications regarding the unfortunate helicopter accident which occurred on Friday, August 28, 2020 that claimed the lives of three of our staffs who were onboard the aircraft.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Quorum Aviation Limited is a responsible corporate entity that adheres to, and complies with all the rules and regulations pertaining to the aviation industry as laid-out in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCAR).

“The company has all the requisite certificates and approvals obtained through a very rigorous process, including inter alia an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), Certificate of Airworthiness (COA) and Insurance. All our certificates and approvals are current and valid as issued by the authorities following due process.

“During this difficult time, we crave the indulgence of the media to refrain from conjecture and speculation, and to choose instead to await the outcome of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) investigation into the cause of the mishap. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the departed,” the statement said.

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