DiscoveryAir management, a new entrant into the domestic airline operations is set to commence flight operations soon as the airline keenly awaits the issuance of its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).
DiscoveryAir recently acquired 3 modern Boeing 737 aircraft in readiness for the smooth take-off of commercial flight operations.
The first aircraft landed in Lagos in November 2013 whilst the second and third aircraft, according to the airline, will be delivered within the next one month.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is charged with the responsibility of issuing Air Operators Certificate (AOC) to airlines.
“We are currently undergoing a painstaking, professional and transparent process leading to our certification. We have commenced our proving flights using our Boeing 737 aircraft and we expect to conclude the process soonest.
“We are still absolutely on track to take off shortly as we are fully cooperating with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to ensure a timely conclusion of the proving flights and other regulatory processes leading to our certification.
“DiscoveryAir is resolute in adhering to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCAR) as well as globally recognised safety standards,” Abdulsalami Mohammed, the airline’s managing director of the airline said.
DiscoveryAir said it has signed a partnership agreement with ATC Lasham LTD, Southend, United Kingdom and EAS Perpignor, France to provide technical support for its fleet and entire operations.
“Training for the team is an ongoing exercise. Ticketing and reservations, airport and office staff training is already underway. Cabin crew staff have been trained and more are undergoing training exercises,” he added.