As part of efforts to ensure its expansion in the business world, a growing Energy conglomerate, Elin Group Limited has issued an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) to commence charter operations.
During a brief ceremony held at its Annex Headquarter in Lagos, the NCAA presented Elin Group’s Operational Specifications and Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to Mr Enyi Omoke, the Chief Operating Officer/Accountable Manager of the privately-owned outfit.
Engineer Kayode Ajiboye, the representative of NCAA’s Director-General, who is also the Director of Airworthiness Standards and Chairman of Flight Safety Group (FSG), while speaking at the event, congratulated Elin Group Limited for successfully completing the regulator’s onerous audit and for displaying the highest level of professionalism, and discipline in the course of securing the AOC, while urging the airline to remain exemplary.
According to the General Manager, AOC/Surveillance, Engineer Godwin Balang:
It wasn’t easy at all. This strict process sometimes takes many years to get but it took Elin Group less than 2 years to achieve. This is the first good step and maintaining it is the second part. You must keep your eyes on the ball and keep the safety standards.
The Chief Executive Officer of Elin Group Limited, Mrs. Elizabeth Jackrich, while speaking at the event, thanked the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for the objective, professional, and thorough manner in which it conducted the certification process.
It has been a painstaking journey of hard work, prayers and sleepless nights and I want to thank my team for being professional all through the process. I also wish to assure you of our commitment to adhere strictly to safety standards, and global best practices as recommended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). My first love is humanity and I want to work hard to support humanity.
The airline with a young fleet of Challenger 604 and AW109E aircraft recently signed a firm purchase agreement for three Dash8-400 aircraft to further expand its operations and support Nigeria’s resource sector, particularly oil and gas operations.