Friday, January 12, 2018 5.00PM / Proshare WebTV
One of Nigeria’s foremost indigenous airlines Aero Contractors took a significant step in asserting its leadership in the Aviation Industry, with the attainment of the C-Check Compliance Maintenance Certification for Aircrafts.
To mark this achievement the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) and Aero Contractors hosted Industry stakeholders to the official rollout of the Boeing 737 5N-BLG Aircraft at the Ikeja local Airport in Lagos.
In his opening remarks, the CEO of Aero Contractors Captain Ado Sanusi commended AMCON and the Ministry of Aviation for the support to Aero Contractors.
Captain Sanusi said the C-Check Compliance Maintenance certification for Aero Contractors, was a milestone for the airline that will see foreign exchange saved and capital flight reduced in the country.
The Aero Contractors CEO was of the strong view that good policies, smart management and dedicated staff contributed to the transformation of the airline through its challenging period to that of hope for the Aviation sector.
According to him the certification will reposition Nigeria as a strategic Aviation hub in Africa and the Globe, as its Maintenance facility will cater for Aircrafts, thereby enhancing capacity building and technical expertise in the Industry.
Executive Director, Operations for AMCON Mr Aminu Ismail who represented the Managing Director/CEO said the intervention in Aero Contractors, was a matter of National Assignment, to revive and bring viability to the Aviation sector.
Mr Ismail reported that the intervention turned to be a good decision as Aero Contractors has experienced a remarkable turnaround in its operations, which is a positive development to the sector.
He also lauded the Minister of Aviation Capt Hadi Sirika for all the support rendered to Aero Contractors, particularly throughout the crisis period of the company.
The Representative of the Minister of State, Aviation and Commissioner of the Accident Investigation Bureau of the Ministry, Engineer Akin Olateru described the feat of Aero Contractors as a landmark for the Nigerian Aviation sector.
Engr. Olateru who read the Minister’s address highlighted the intervention made by the policy maker, when the airline was facing a crisis of sustainability in operations and how he ensured that under his watch Aero did not collapse as a business.
Olateru stressed the Minister’s statement corroborating the Aero Contractors CEO that the C-Check Maintenance Compliance Certification aid Nigeria in saving foreign exchange.
The AIB Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration to the development of the Aviation Industry, as a vital player in the Nigerian economic space.
Aero Contractors the Oldest Airline Carrier in Nigeria founded in 1959, is currently managed by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria.