Thursday, March 14, 2019

Federal Govt. Bans Boeing 737-max Planes In Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has banned the use of Boeing 737-Max planes in its airspace.
The decision was taken at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting held in Abuja.
Federal Govt. Bans Boeing 737-max Ethopia Planes
President Muhammadu Buhari in charge of the meeting.
According to the Minister of State, Aviation, Heidi Sirika, who open up to the journalists a period after the meeting was concluded.

He stated, “Regarding Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9, that has been in the news recently, there is no cause for alarm as there is no operator in Nigeria that is using that type of air plane. 

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority carried out its duty by issuing and advice that nobody should fly into the country (Nigeria) or out of the country using Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9, for now until the investigation is completed on the real cause/reason of the crash in Ethiopia and also pending the outcome of the response of the manufacturer, which is Messers Boeing.

“Irrespective of the high ranked safety records of this airline-737, it has caused anxiety in the world of aviation, now knowing that aviation is universal, whatever affects one affects the other because aircraft will have to be flying in and out. So, we have issued a directive that no operator with Boeing 737 Max  8 or Max 9 should operate into and outside our airports and this is being carried out.

“Regarding Air Peace and Arik orders, whether those orders were confirmed or intent, it is to our knowledge in the ministry that they won’t be in the country until the next two years or so.  And this is enough period to sort out whatever problem it is with that plane. The world of aviation will not be sleeping just as we in Nigeria will not be sleeping. 

Being a normal standard of practice that once a particular aircraft type get involved in accident in a sequential manner, such aircraft is withdrawn from the market in order to checkout whats wrong or any related issue.
And whenever the problem is confirmed it will be fixed first or else not used again: Heidi Sirika added!.

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  1. Enter your comment...we don't want to loose anybody in nigeria

  2. He shouldn't have banned them

  3. federal government are making a good move.


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