Aircraft taking off at the airport
First Nation Airways has announced that it would ferry its aircraft for maintenance to the European Union approved maintenance and repair organisation.
The airline said that it had made arrangement to send “our fleet for maintenance with an EU approved EASA 145 (European Aviation Safety Agency) maintenance organisation.”
The operator, which started services last year, said the maintenance would require some upgrades with huge capital outlay.
“We regret any inconvenience to the flying public. Our fleet will return on or before July 2, to provide enhanced passenger experience. Our goal remains to ensure a world class service with high safety standard.”
The airline also spoke on what it described as malicious rumour that it has been grounded and explained that the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) hadnever grounded its operations.
“We will continue to meet all our obligations to our staff members. Our commitment to safe and reliable operation remains the essence of our service. We see the malicious rumor as an attempt to take undue advantage of the current sensitive situation in the Nigerian aviation industry. We remain focused and assure the flying public to look forward to an exciting experience on our service,” the airline also said.
First Nation operates new generation Airbus aircraft and is known for its timeliness and passenger friendly feedback system and presently it services the Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and other two states.