Arik Air receives US FAA Part 129 certification
Nigeria and another of West Africa’s most significant commercial flight companies, Arik Air, has pleased certain requirements as established by the United States Department of Transport on foreign managed airplanes into the United States, to turn into the earliest Nigerian commercial airline to meet the requirements in Fifteen years.
The acceptance grants Arik Air the opportunity to start off operations with Nigerian signed up airplanes directly into the United States.To be able to have Part 129, an commercial airline will have to demonstrate airworthiness as based on the United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), meeting standards in operational areas.
The investment of Part 129 acceptance comes after closely on Arik Air’s positioning around the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry, a necessity to complete IATA membership rights.
In addition, it at the moment operates a three-time every week agenda from the hub in Lagos to New York, by way of a part ACMI wet-lease with Hi Fly Transportes Aeroes of Portugal.
Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, group chief executive officer, Arik Air, explained; “Arik Air will continue to demonstrate its impressive and fast operational strength, reliability and safety. “To obtain Part 129 from the United States Federal aviation administration,so immediately after our positioning within the Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry, is an excellent accomplishment.
This is also very good news for any aviation business in Nigeria in its entirety, to possess Nigerian signed up air planes running into the United States the very first time in over the decade, signifies the most important steps which had been obtained through the commercial providers and parastatals this past year in receiving Category 1 status for the nation, and it’s also an accomplishment that many of us all be part of,” he stated.