Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority had on Tuesday approved the Aero Contractors’ Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) for C-check on the B737 Classic. The certification which takes effect from September 12, 2107 see Nigeria’s oldest airline handling C-checks on Boeing B737-300, B737-400 and B737-500 at the airline’s terminal.
Having received AMO certification in 2011 from NCAA to perform third party maintenance for other airlines, this major achievement by Aero is the first by a flag carrier in Nigeria. There are over four airlines that operate the B737-300, 400 and 500 series in Nigeria, excluding neighbouring West African countries.
Commenting on the C-Check approval, the Chief Executive Officer of Aero Contractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi said: “We are proud to receive the certification by NCAA to commence this service for airlines across the West African sub region”.
“This is the first in Nigeria, and West African aviation industry and is a huge boost to our position as a maintenance facility. We are pleased to announce that our hanger has been expanded and all necessary facilities and manpower for the C-check maintenance have been put in place. This is a great relief for Nigerian airlines, as local maintenance of aircraft up to C-check level will bring huge savings in foreign exchange in aircraft overseas maintenance”.
“This will reinforce the strength and quality of our brand. We will continue to offer the most reliable, safe and secure operations, which the airline is renowned for.”