The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, Ahmad Kuru has called on aviation industry practitioners to patronise  Aero Contractors’ MRO facility in Ikeja, Lagos State, which made history at recently as the first ever carrier in Nigeria to conduct an aircraft C-check in the whole of West and Central Africa. The C-check, which was carried out on a Boeing 737-500 aircraft, was marked by a high-profile roll out ceremony, which held at Aero Headquarters at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja. It was attended by crème-de-la-crème of aviation industry in the country. Kuru, who was represented at the event by Aminu Ismail, executive director in charge of Operations at the Corporation, also called on other airline operators in the country to see the rare facility as credible alternative and a strategic way of stopping the huge capital flight that leaves the shores of Nigeria anytime Nigerians take their aircraft to other countries for C-checks. He said, “I would like to solicit the support for Aero MRO by all stakeholders, particularly the relevant aviation regulatory bodies, towards ensuring that this seed that has been planted is allowed to grow, in our collective interest as Nigeria and Nigerians. “We cannot continue to allow capital flight of our scarce foreign exchange towards paying for services that are available in Nigeria and would provide a source of employment for our people. To this end, a directive to other airlines towards the use of this facility at least to the extent of its capabilities and certifications, would go a long way towards ensuring the growth of the Aero MRO into being certified for other Aircrafts types,” Kuru pleaded.]]>

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