The president of
He said AASL decided to take the bull by the horns and become committed to promoting the development of the aviation sector.
"We are focused towards creating opportunities for a viable and robust aviation sector that empowers and creates jobs for our youths," he said.
He also said the airline began processing its air operator certificate (AOC) in 2009 adding that it had procured two Boeing 737 classic aircraft to ply the
Yunusa who also said that the company was negotiating for the acquisition of a third aircraft added that it would have been difficult for the airline to commence scheduled operations if it did not receive maximum support from
He described the process of obtaining an AOC as a "comprehensive, well designed and crafted programme that is geared towards the provision of safe, reliable and efficient airline services in
Yunusa listed the problems bedeviling airline operators to include dearth and inadequate funding, qualified personnel, training infrastructure, maintenance and engineering infrastructure as well as lack of good organization of the aviation industry, among others.
"To develop a sector such as aviation, it is not only regulations that work, government has to provide incentives through financing and provision of maintenance infrastructure," he said.
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