AIB Accident Report – We Implemented Safety Recommendations In 2013—-Dana Air
…Reassures Passengers Of Safety
Barely few hours after the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) released the final report of the Dana Air crash of June 2 2012 that killed 159 persons both on board and on ground, the airline said it has implemented the safety recommendations made by the accident investigation body.
The report released by AIB Commissioner, Engr Akin Olateru has attributing the cause to engine failure and pilot error.
But in a swift reaction, the airline in a statement signed by the Media and Communications Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa , said “Following the release of the final report of the June 3, 2012 Accident, we wish to reassure our guests of our total commitment to their safety and comfort onboard our flights.”
The online statement continued, “We wish to also state that Dana Air swung into action immediately the Interim Safety Recommendations were released in 2013 and as an airline strictly committed to the safety and comfort of its guests, we implemented all the recommendations same year, as released by AIB. We did not stop at just implementing the recommendations; we also successfully passed an operational audit conducted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s Flight Safety Group and its foreign partners.”
The statement explained that in 2016, after another rigorous operational audit, Dana Air was admitted into the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit(IOSA) register to underscore its strict adherence to global management and safety standards and procedures required of global carriers.
It further stated that the airline went further to win two awards from two reputable organisations for the redefining role it played in the aviation industry same year.
“While we acknowledge the full report, and will continue to review it, we are glad that the report confirmed that the aircraft was airworthy at the time of departure, flight crew were certified and that we have cleared all defects during their last check.” Dana Air said
Dana Air, the statement stated maintains a rich spare parts store to date and that the airline have doubled its maintenance and safety efforts with constant training and retraining of its crew and ground staff.
This, the airline posited has led to its continuous provision of reliable air transport operation and a record 4.5 million passengers flown in the last 8 years of our operation.
“The safety and comfort of our passengers remains a top priority to us and may the beautiful souls of the crew and guests we lost at the unfortunate accident continue to rest in peace- Amen. They remain forever in our hearts and our prayers and thoughts will continue to be with their friends and loved ones” The statement read.