FG grants Dana Airline permision to resume operations

The Federal Government in Abuja on Monday granted Dana Airline permission to resume flight operations immediately.

Dana Airline

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Joe Obi, the Media Adviser to the Minister of Aviation.

“Officials of the Federal Ministry of Aviation and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority met with the Management team from Dana Airlines today in Abuja and deliberated on some safety issues in connection with the operations of the airline.

“At the end of the meeting, the suspension of the operations of the airline which took effect last Saturday was lifted.

`The airline is to resume normal operations immediately,’’ the statement stated.

According to the statement, one of Dana’s aircraft has a snag which led to the temporary suspension for safety reasons.

“The particular aircraft which had a snag over the weekend is to remain grounded until after its air-worthiness has been re-certified by Boeing, the manufacturer of the aircraft.

It will be recall that one of Dana’s aircraft crashed in June 2012 and its operational licence was revoked by the government.

The airline was still battling with the resumption of full operation across Nigeria when it asked to stop operation again over safety issues.

NAN

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