As a confirmation of its improved safety and stability in its operations, the Nigerian civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has renewed the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Dana Air Limited, just as the airline hopes to get safety certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2015.
The airline said it earned AOC after passing through an exhaustive and successful audit of its entire operations by NCAA.
The airline said it was one of the airlines selected by IATA in Africa to go through safety processes to earn the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), which is a high safety status earned by IATA member airlines.
Dana said it entered for the IOSA implementation initiative in 2013, which consists of programmes organised by IATA where the company is deeply monitored in and guided through workshops to ensure the success of IOSA audit.
The company, he noted, plans to totally re-fleet, disclosing that hopefully, the first Dana Air owned and Nigerian registered Boeing 737 would arrive after the IOSA registry in September, 2015.