Home Aviation Azman Air: NAAPE Commends NCAA’s Patriotic, Professional Suspension Action                                      

Azman Air: NAAPE Commends NCAA’s Patriotic, Professional Suspension Action                                      

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… condemns Azman Air’s unbelievable response

 

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has condemned and described as unbelievable the Azman Air’s response to the legitimate and professional regulatory safety oversight function performed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on its operations.

 

The NCAA had recently suspended the operations of Azman Air over safety concerns, after a series of incidents.

 

NAAPE in a statement signed by its President, Engr. Abednego Galadima, on Sunday said it was unfortunate that Azman Air chose to view the action through parochial prism, adding that the sentiments expressed by the Airline were unnecessary and unhelpful to the critical safety issues raised by the Authority.

 

The statement read: “We, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) have read with total dismay the unbelievable response of Azman Air to the legitimate and professional regulatory safety oversight function performed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on its operations.

 

“Again, to interpret the patriotic NCAA act of ensuring that Nigerian Pilots and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are considered first in employment in line with expatriates quota laws and executive order No 5 as vindictive is to demonstrate crass disdain for our laws.

 

“A situation where the operators intimidate/blackmail the regulator or tries to write its own regulation or are in cozy relationship with the regulator should never be allowed in the Nigerian Aviation Sector.

 

“We, therefore, commend NCAA under the able leadership of Capt. Musa Nuhu as the Director General and pass a vote of confidence on his stewardship since he assumed office February 2020.

 

“We call on the aviation community and well-meaning Nigerians to support the regulator in its onerous task of ensuring safety and security of the airspace and equipment.

 

“We also wish to advice Azman Air to cooperate with the regulatory Authority by opening up its books for full safety audit and desist from engaging in this type of distractive overtures and blackmail in the overall interest of the traveling public and Nigeria. Safety must not be compromised!”

 

Photo caption:

NAAPE President, Engr. Abednego Galadima

 

 

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