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Safety Concerns: Air Peace, UK Regulators’ Dispute Resolved – Keyamo

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The Federal Government has reaffirmed its support for Air Peace Airlines following recent allegations of safety violations at Gatwick Airport, UK.

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, says the concerns, raised by safety inspectors from the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), have been promptly addressed.

In a press statement issued on Wednesday, Keyamo assured the public that the safety issues identified by the UK CAA had been resolved satisfactorily, following thorough discussions and corrective actions by the airline’s management.

“I have been adequately and reliably briefed on the progress made thus far on this issue by the Acting Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). I am informed that the safety issues raised had since been adequately addressed by the Management of Air Peace and promptly closed to the satisfaction of the UK authorities,” stated Keyamo.

The Minister expressed confidence in the operational safety standards of all Nigerian flag carriers on international routes, including Air Peace.

He highlighted the government’s commitment to supporting these airlines in achieving and maintaining world-class operational excellence.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Federal Government of Nigeria has put its full weight and might behind all the local airlines designated on international routes in their endeavors in prosecuting these operations and shall provide all the necessary assistance and cooperation to ensure their success. Air Peace is no exception in this regard,” Keyamo reiterated.

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