Africa: Aero should be allowed to do 6C and 1D Checks at its MRO by the Aviation authority

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Capt. Ado Sanusi was appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aero Contractors two years ago when the airline was almost moribund, but within the period, he has rebranded the airline. It’s fleet of hitherto one plane has increased to four with plans to boost it to six before the end of the year. In this interview with OLUSEGUN KOIKI […]

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Africa: As Aero Celebrates 60 Years of Operation

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In many ways Aero Contractors remains the number one airline in Nigeria because it is the oldest operator in the country with high safety record. It has also operated scheduled commercial service for over 15 years and at the same time it maintained robust rotor service, which provided logistics service to oil exploration and production companies for several years. The […]

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Africa: Arik, Aero merger for national carrier foreclosed

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The Federal Government has foreclosed the possible merger of two of the country’s local airlines, Arik Air and Aero Contractors Limited, into a national carrier, says Minister of State for Aviation Mr Hadi Sirika. Sirika, who is on a country tour of aviation sector projects initiated by the Buhari administration, said in Lagos that the large indebtedness of the two […]

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Aviation: Why we are building an Aircraft MRO in West Africa-Aero MD

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The Chief Executive Officer of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, in this interview says the aircraft maintenance division of the airline has opened an opportunity for Nigerian operators and other countries in West and Central Africa to maintain their aircraft in Nigeria. He said goodwill, talent, among others were what made it possible for Aero to set up a reputable […]

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Africa: Aero set to return aircraft from France; to roll out second 737-5 after C-Check

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REPORTS are rife that Aero Contractors may be rolling out a second aircraft , its Boeing 737-400 with registration number 5N-BOC from its maintenance facility in a fourth night if all goes according to plan. This is just as the airline is set to receive another of its aircraft, a Boeing 737-500, which was taken to France for C-checks about […]

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Africa: Ghana Grants Aero Approval to Maintain Country’s Aircraft

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The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has given Aero Contractors Authorised Maintenance Organisation (AMO) certification to conduct checks on Boeing B737 Classics. This means that Aero can conduct maintenance on aircraft registered in Ghana up to C-check, as the Nigerian company has said that its goal was to receive such approval from all the countries in West Africa so that […]

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Africa: Is Aero C Check victory a belated Paradox of Mediocrity?

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Last week, Aero contractors rolled out, fresh out of “C” check, one of its B737-500 from the airline’s maintenance hangar in Lagos, Nigeria. The grand ceremony was worth the euphoria; no major schedule carrier in Nigeria has attempted to delve into such a maintenance project since the demise of Nigerian Airways. As heartening as it seems, it is also quite […]

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Africa: AMCON not interested in Converting Aero to Nigerian National Carrier

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The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has severally turned down the plan to use Nigeria’s oldest carrier, Aero Contractors national carrier. Inside sources said that AMCON management turned down the request to use the airline and Arik Air, arguing that the debt overhang in the airlines would not make such start up feasible because the new airline would be […]

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Africa: Aero makes History as Nigeria Aviation gives licence for B737 C-check at its base

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has granted approval to Aero Contractors Airlines to carry out C – check maintenance on airplanes at its facilities, a development that may save domestic airlines over $48 million spent on offshore maintenance of 24 Boeing 737 – classics. The Managing Director, Aero Contractors of Nigeria, Captain Ado Sanusi on Wednesday described the maintenance facility […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s oldest Aviation firm Aero Contractors to get two new Dash 8- Q400s

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Aero Contractors is set to acquire two new Dash 8-400s UK-based AJW Group has announced. No further details concerning the proposed purchase of the Bombardier turboprops were disclosed. As part of the Nigerian carrier’s restructuring plans, AJW Group has been tasked with overseeing the management of Aero Contractors’ assets, the disposal of Aero Contractors’ Pratt & Whitney CanadaPW150 engines and […]

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