by Rachel Ogbu
Nigerian airline, Dana Airlines is making moves to renew its fleet as they resume operations soon, reports claim.
Dana Airlines head of commercial, Obi Mbanuzuo, who led a delegation of the airline on a courtesy visit to Vanguard, said the measure was to further boost public confidence in the airline, especially against the backdrop of public hysteria for old aircraft.
The airline also assured Nigerians of safety, saying foreign auditors and Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, had subjected its existing aircraft to serious airworthiness scrutiny, preparatory to start of operations.
According to him, airplanes have been flying under the inspection of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to check that everything is operationally ready and the aircraft are air worthy.
“We also have a lot of auditing by NCAA to look at our airplane. We also got foreign auditors involved to come and audit our airplanes, just to in still confidence. Very soon, our Air Operators Certificate, AOC, would be received, which will enable Dana Airlines commence operation,” he said.
The airline are also looking at renewing their fleet with ‘more modern and newer’ aircraft.