DANA Airline is undergoing a process of re-certification by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA. Also, staff of the airline will begin refresher programmes in preparation for commencement of operations.
The airline’s Head of Corporate Communications, Tony Usidamen, who made the disclosure, said it was standard industry practice for an airline to undergo recertification after its operations have been grounded for several weeks.
Usidamen said: “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 two are undergoing the statutory ‘C-Checks’ at the MyTechnic engineering base in Istanbul, Turkey.”
Also, all staff of the airline will commence re-training shortly. This is to ensure that they are up to date after being out of service for some time.