Connect with us

Travel & Postal

Arik Air claims its operations are safe; aircraft are modern, equipped



arik air
Arik Air aircraft

Arik Air has rubbished reports on social media suggesting its operations are unsafe following an incident last week.

The incident referred to by the author of the article occurred in Abuja on the 8th of March 2021.

For the records, Arik said that the actions taken by the crew of the flight were strictly precautionary as the Pilot-in-Command of the aircraft took the necessary safety measures by returning the aircraft to land as they have been well trained to do in line with standard practice, after observing a cautionary indication light in the cockpit.

“Arik Air aircraft are modern, next generation aircraft equipped with redundancies and annunciators that enhance safe operations in all stages of flight”, says the Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu.

“Arik Air in line with standard practice and being a responsible corporate organization notified the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), who subsequently checked, certified and returned to service the aircraft after all mandatory reports and processes had been fulfilled in accordance with global safety standards.

“It is unfortunate that one R. IsenalumheR. Isenalumhe, a trained lawyer who raised the alarm displayed an unprofessional approach to this issue as he is not an expert to declare an aircraft unsafe. We had expected him to go the extra mile to investigate and ask probing questions from professionals in the industry or refer the incident to the appropriate regulatory body, the NCAA, if he felt so concerned about air safety. We wonder what his motive may be and Arik reserves the right to take action on this libelous and unprofessional conduct.

ALSO READ  Turkish Airlines posts record profit of more than $1bn

“Arik Air as an organization goes over and above safety standards in all facets of our operations”, the CEO said.

He added that this is clearly evident in Arik Air’s over 14 years of operating as an airline.

“Safety is our cardinal policy and we will never operate an aircraft that is unsafe.

“We seize this opportunity to assure our esteemed customers of our unflinching commitment to safety which can never be compromised.

“Arik has not made any repayments to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on its pre-receivership debt as claimed by Mr. Isenalumhe .


“Neither has AMCON put any undue pressure on Arik for repayments at the detriment of operation. Instead, AMCON had provided funds and all forms of support to assist the airline in its operations”.

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.