Yemisi Izuora

The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman has lifted the suspension placed on the operations of Discovery Air.

According to a statement from the organisation signed by the Deputy General Manager Sam Adurogboye, the restoration was contained in a letter sent to the management of the airline titled “Notice of Restoration of Air Operators Certificate” which was signed by the Director General of the Authority.

He said that the decision to restore the AOC was predicated on the satisfactory conclusion of a Financial Health Audit of the Airline and that In the aftermath of the Audit, the management of the Airline has demonstrated encouraging commitment to offset the outstanding staff salaries by the 30th of April, 2015.

In addition, all staff sent on compulsory leave without pay have been recalled.

The DG said the Authority is satisfied with the Letters of Credit from their financiers which had provided guarantee for their business in the long term.

Therefore in consideration of all the actions taken by the airline to address passenger complaints, the Authority, pursuant to Section 35(6) of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 hereby lifts the suspension of, and restores the Airline’s Air Operators Certificate (AOC) with effect from the date of receipt of this letter, he said.

Capt. Usman however, wishes to inform the airline that prior to commencement of flight operations, the Authority shall carry out a mini audit of the airline to confirm the safety of its operations.

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