We Are Ready For FG’s Audit—Dana Air
…Restates Commitment To Safety
Dana Air said that it was ready for the audit ordered by the Federal Government on its operations.
This is just as the airline stated that it was willing to work with the team and the FG to demonstrate its commitment not just to flying but to flying safe.
Media and Communications Manager, Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa gave the assurance in an statement issued today.
He commended the Accident Investigation Bureau(AIB) for releasing the preliminary report on the Port Harcourt runway incident involving one of our aircraft on 23rd of February 2018.
He stated that excerpts of the reports confirmed that the Air Traffic Control(ATC),an arm of the Nigerian Air Space Management Agency(NAMA) that is saddled with the responsibility of issuing instructions that the pilots are required to obey, had cleared the pilot in command to land.
He added that it is pertinent to note that the pilot of that flight is a happily married man and a proud father of three beautiful children.
The pilot, he said has over 30 years experience in the aviation industry and is one of the very best in his profession, meticulous in his duties, and headhunted from another domestic airline where he also served as the head of safety and quality standards.
The airline said that considering the safety measures that the airline has put in place and its huge investment in training and retraining of its crew and pilots, the airline has decided not to join issues, but to rather wait on the report of the AIB, the authentic body responsible for such investigations.
The airline recalled that in 2013, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and its foreign partners, the Flight Safety Group, carried out an audit on its operations and in 2016,adding that as a result of its commitment to global safety standards, the carrier applied to become a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), went through audit and subsequently became a member in 2016.
“Our route and fleet expansion programmes is still very much on course and we remain dedicated to our recent interline and aircraft partnership with Asky airline, another formidable airline in Africa. We wish to thank the honorable minister of state for aviation, Hadi Sirika, who has proven himself as a technocrat, and our esteemed guests for keeping faith with us while the incident was under investigation and we wish to reassure our guests of our commitment towards providing safe, reliable and affordable air transport,” the airline said.