Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema has assured that the airline will sustain its exceptional flight services. A statement by the Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Mr. Chris Iwarah, said Onyema gave the assurance shortly after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) renewed the airline’s Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).
In the AOC dated September 8 and signed by the Director General of NCAA, Capt. Muhktar Usman, the regulator said it was satisfied that Air Peace “is competent to secure safe operations of … aircraft on flights for the purpose of public transport.”
Receiving the certificate from the airline’s Quality and Safety Manager, Mr. Patrick Achurefe, Onyema said the renewal of the AOC after a rigorous review of the company’s operations by NCAA was an unimpeachable testament that Air Peace conducts its business in compliance with global best practices in the aviation industry. According to him, it took years of hard work and company-wide insistence on tough but necessary safety standards to achieve the feat.
He added that the company staff worked round the clock to ensure there was no departure from the high standards the company has set for itself as the indisputable leaders in the nation’s aviation business.
“The renewal of our certificate has deepened our commitment to our pledge to prioritise the safety and comfort of the esteemed members of the flying public. Despite the huge cost implications, we have always insisted on using some of the best aircraft maintenance facilities in the world, including BCT Aviation Maintenance Ltd, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd, Magnetic MRO AS, Lufthansa Technik AG and Global Engine Maintenance (LLC) which recently carried out comprehensive checks on most of our aircraft.
As a matter of practice, we hardly wait for the due date before sending our aircraft out for the necessary checks and maintenance,” he said.
Onyema further said that airline’s high quality of services notwithstanding, is have continued to maintain a regime of affordable fares to enable its valued local and foreign customers experience its exceptional flight services.
He added: “We recently embarked on a massive expansion project that has seen us take our exceptional flight experience to Benin in Edo State, with Uyo and other local routes expected to follow soon.
Very shortly, we will also be in Ghana. We have already entered the final stage of our plan to offer seamless Nigeria-Accra flight operations, among other regional and international destinations. Our route expansion project will also connect Guangzhou- China, Atlanta, Mumbai, Dubai, South Africa, Dakar, Niamey, Abidjan and Douala.