Africa: Nigeria’s CAA Clears Air On Safety in country’s Aviation industry


The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has assured the flying public of their safety, following the Crash of Ethiopian Airline’s B 737- Max 8.

According to a news release by the agency’s General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, he said there is no cause for alarm noting that presently, the accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 – Max 8 is not in operation in the Country.

“However , the Authority, in line with its Safety Oversight mandate enshrined in the Civil Aviation Act 2006, is consciously monitoring the development (s) with a view to take the necessary steps that will enhance the safety of all aircraft in operation within the Nigerian airspace.
“It would be recalled that an Ethiopian Airline B737 -Max 8 crashed on Sunday 10th March, 2019 killing all the souls on board after which the Airline and some other countries have grounded the accident aircraft type in their operations.

“This is to assure the public that NCAA will continue to ensure that safety regulations are strictly adhere to for the safety of all in Nigeria.

“Our heart is with the Airline and families of the victims of the accident” he said.

Although the B737-Max is not yet in operation in the country, there has be apprehension in the industry over the order of the aircraft type by one of the domestic carrier in the aviation sector.

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