Aero Contractors, one of the domestic airlines in Nigeria has been given approval by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA)to carry out C-Checks on Boeing 737-300,B737-400 and B737-500 series at its Aircraft Maintenance Organisation(AMO) airlines terminal beginning from September 12,2017.
The Managing Director of the Aero,Capt. Ado Sanusi,,who disclosed this while briefing journalists on the latest development in the airline, stated that the approval by the regulatory body represents significant achievement and a major instrument for the airline’s turn around efforts.
He stated that the benefits are far beyond Aero Contractor,adding that the fact that C-Check on the B737 Classic can now be performed in Nigeria by Aero Contractors would reflect directly in significant drop in maintenance cost for airlines in Nigeria and West Africa Sub-Region as well as reduction in the downtime for such checks.
The Managing Director, said that the approval given to the airline AMO was given after the carrier completed a number of check list items at the hangar as directed by NCAA including extensive expansion of the hangar space.
He added that the approval of the AMO also add to existing facilities such as Wheel and Brake Shop and Upholstery.
According to Sanusi,”We are proud to receive the certification by NCAA to commence this service for airlines across the West Africa sub region.”
He continued, “This is the first Nigeria and West Africa aviation industry and is a huge boost to boost to our position as a maintenance facility . We are please to announce that our hangar has been expanded and all necessary facilities and manpower for the C-Check maintenance have been put in place. This is a great relief for Nigeria airlines ,as local maintenance of aircraft up to C-check level bring huge savings in foreign exchange in aircraft overseas maintenance.”