The management of Dana Air has said it has commenced talks with aircraft manufacturers to renew its fleet of aircraft.
The troubled airline, had however kept mum when asked which type of aircraft it would acquire, assuring Nigerians of safety.
It added that foreign auditors and Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had subjected its existing aircraft to airworthiness scrutiny.
Making this known recently, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo, the Head Commercial of Dana Airlines said the company was putting everything together in order to avoid the repetition of the last ugly situation that sent many Nigerians to their early grave.
He said: “Our airplanes have been flying under the inspection of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to check that everything is operationally ready and the aircraft are air worthy.
“We also have a lot of auditing by NCAA to look at our airplane. We also got foreign auditors involved to come and audit our airplanes, just to instill confidence.
“Very soon, our Air Operators Certificate, AOC, would be received, which will enable Dana Airlines commence operation.
“We are also looking at renewing our fleet with more modern and newer aircraft for operational reasons and not because our current fleet of aircraft are not safe for operations.”
Following the recent lifting of the suspension of Dana Air’s operational license by the Federal Government, concerned citizens and deceased relatives are currently kicking and protesting what they described as ‘the climax of insensitivity’ on the part of the Nigerian government.
To most of them, Dana airline, which was accused of gross negligence that caused the death of 153 people recently, should not be allowed to fly its aircraft in Nigerian air space again.