Controversial over Boeing 737-Max 8; NCAA says ‘the Aircraft not in operation in Nigeria yet’

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Captain Muhtar Usman, NCAA Director General

Following the crash of an Ethiopian Airline Boeing 737 -Max 8 on Sunday 10th March, 2019, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has allayed the fears in the minds of the flying public in the country that such aircraft is not in operation in the nation’s airspace.

While assuring the flying public of their safety, the aviation authority stated that there was no cause for alarm and was monitoring development and taking the necessary steps to enhance the safety of all aircraft in operation within the Nigerian airspace.

‘’The Authority, in line with its Safety Oversight mandate enshrined in the Civil Aviation Act 2006, is consciously monitoring the development (s) with a view to take the necessary steps that will enhance the safety of all aircraft in operation within the Nigerian airspace.

‘’This is to assure the public that NCAA will continue to ensure that safety regulations are strictly adhere to for the safety of all in Nigeria,’’ noted NCAA.

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It All the passengers aboard the Ethiopian aircraft were killed. Some countries around the world have grounded the aircraft type, Boeing 737 – Max 8, in their air operations.

The organisation however sympathised with the airline and families of the victims, saying ‘’our heart is with the Airline and families of the victims of the accident.’’

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