The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)’s audit report on the activities of Azman Air has identified several gaps which the airline would have to close before resuming operations.
This is just as the airline has commenced moves to close the identified gaps with the rejigging of the maintenance department.
NCAA had in March suspended the activities of Azman Air because of safety concerns.
Daily Trust learnt Sunday that the Airline has fired its Head of Maintenance as part of its action plan aimed at implementing the findings of the NCAA audit team.
A copy of the audit report sighted by our correspondent on Sunday indicated that the airline, which was suspended on 15th March 2021 over serial safety infractions was in violation of many provisions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) prior to its suspension.
The audit covered Management, Flight Operations, Maintenance and Economic audit premised on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations Nig.CARs Part 9, NCARs Parts 1, 2, 5, 6, 8,9 & 20 and Nigeria Civil Aviation Act 2006 NCARs Part 18.
The 19-page audit report was signed by the Director-General of the NCAA, Captain Nuhu Musa and dated April 2nd, 2021.
In the report, it was discovered that in the case of Management Personnel required for Commercial Air Transport Operations, Azman Air was found not to be in compliance with the provisions of Nig.CARs 126.96.36.199 (a) and (e) (2) with regards to the provision of resources and discharge of the duties of the Accountable Manager.The NCAA also queried the safety and quality Management systems of the airline. (DailyTrust)