Dana Air begins staff retraining, recertification


Simon Ateba 

Dana Air said on Wednesday it has begun a process of recertification by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.The staff, the airline said, will soon undergo refresher programmes in preparation for the resumption of flight operations.

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The Federal Government had on 5 September restored DANA’s operating licence after it was suspended on 5 June following its 3 June plane crash.The airline’s Head of Corporate Communications, Tony Usidamen, said it is standard industry practice for an airline to undergo recertification after its operations have been grounded for several weeks. “This is a standard safety measure taken by the authorities to ensure that all the aircrafts in the fleet are fully serviceable, and we are cooperating fully in the exercise. “Of the five aircraft in the airline’s fleet, three are currently at MMA2 while 2 are undergoing the statutory ‘C-Checks’ at the MyTechnic engineering base in Istanbul, Turkey,” Usidamen said. 

He added: “Dana Air had built a reputation as the preferred airline for travel across Nigeria and we are determined to improve on our offerings and offer our guests an unparalled level of service excellence when we resume operations shortly.“The provision of safe, reliable world-class air transport services has always been our focus at Dana Air and we will continue to adhere strictly to safety procedures as required by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act and all other relevant local and international guidelines.

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