No Boeing 737 – Max 8 in operation in Nigeria

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that the Boeing 737 – Max 8 accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 – Max 8 is not in operation in the Country.

The NCAA in a statement signed by the general manager public relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, assured the flying public of their safety, stating that there is no cause for alarm. 

However, the Authority said 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.

It would be recalled that an Ethiopian Airline B737 -Max 8 crashed on Sunday 10th March, 2019 killing all the souls on board after which the Airline and some other countries have grounded the accident aircraft type in their operations.

Adurogboye assured the public that NCAA will continue to ensure that safety regulations are strictly adhere to for the safety of all in Nigeria, adding that “Our heart is with the Airline and families of the victims of the accident”.

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