Arik Air, Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) signs MOU on capacity building

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Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Arik Air and Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) have signed a  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on capacity building which empowers the airline to assist in imparting proficiency and line training for the PAF’pilots.

In a statement signed by its Media Consultant, Mr Simon Tumba on Sunday in Lagos, said the agreement was signed last week Thursday, 1st March 2018, between the PAF team led by its Commander, Air Commodore Abubakar, and the Arik Air Management led by Capt. Roy Ilegbodu at the airline’s office at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

According to the terms of the agreement, Arik Air shall provide pilots of the PAF rated on the aircraft Line Training and hour building to maintain proficiency on  the aircraft. It will also includes undertaking regular commercial flight under supervision, as per  the standards approved for the airline.

Arik Air Chief Executive Officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said the agreement would go a  long way in bridging the gap in the Fleet Pilots’ training and proficiency. He added that both  parties could always work together to achieve their goals. 

Captain Roy Ilegbodu of Arik Air and Air Commodore Abubakar of PAF exchanging the signed MOU documents

Speaking at the ceremony, PAF Commander, Air Commodore Abubakar appreciated the support and cooperation PAF has been receiving from Arik Air over the years, stressing that this has helped in getting the Pilots maintain a high level of training.

Arik Air which had in the past assisted PAF in the proficiency training of its pilots is a  safety conscious airline and this must have informed the decision by the top hierarchy of  the Fleet to enter into this agreement.

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