Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Arik Air gets European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Authorisation

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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Arik Air gets European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Authorisation

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier has again scored another first by receiving the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Third Country Operators (TCO) Authorisation to fly into any European Union (EU) country.





Arik Air is among the 590 global airline operators that successfully completed the stringent certification process before the deadline of 26th of November, 2016 given by EASA. Arik Air is also the only operator in Nigeria to get this Authorisation which is a requirement for all non-European airline operators to fly into European Union (EU) countries.

In the past, airline operators were required to apply for operating permits from each European country. EASA came up with new requirements in 2014 which stipulated that any airline operator from outside the EU flying into the EU must fulfil stringent safety, security, quality and operational requirements and comply with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards by the 26th of November, 2016 which was set as the deadline to complete this audit for Authorisation.

Under the new rule, the “EASA TCO” approval is a single Safety Authorisation valid in all EASA member states and outlying territories and after this deadline, airlines from non-EU countries would not be permitted to operate into the EU without this Authorization.

This stringent and rigorous audit involves EASA scrutinizing the operational procedures and documentation of the airline to assess its operational capabilities.

Over 700 Non-EU airline operators applied for this certification when the new requirement was introduced in 2014. After the stringent audit, EASA has approved only 590 operators including Arik Air as the only airline from Nigeria and no other major scheduled airline operator has this certification in the West and Central African region.

Commenting on this achievement, Arik Air’s Executive Vice President, Mr. Chris Ndulue said the certification is a further testament to the airline’s high maintenance, security, safety and operational standards.

“This certification is a testimony of our commitment as a quality airline, consistently adhering and operating to international safety and operational standards”, Ndulue stated.

Arik Air is also the only Nigerian airline to have received the Part 129 approval from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which enables the airline to operate a Nigerian-registered aircraft to the USA.

Arik Air also successfully concluded the stringent IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certification four consecutive times, with the most recent certification obtained in October 2016. The recent audit in 2016 and the previous one from 2014 were both cleared without any findings. This achievement has also earned Arik Air, EIOSA (Enhanced IATA Operational Safety Audit) status making it the only airline in the West and Central African region to have such certification.

Arik Air is committed to ensuring safety and security of its passengers, staff and assets and will continue to invest in upholding its ten year safety track record and raising the bar for safety standards in the region.


35 comments:

Beloved said...

Alright

Baba For The Broads said...

Congrats Arik. Aero still the boss tho

Anonymous said...

But i wont fly this arik #AirFrance any day any time. From paris to Ph !

GALORE said...

Mtchewwwww


Wash




@Galore

GALORE said...

Just tell your staff to stop ✋ stealing



I got the spelling of " staff" correctly here and I am gladπŸ˜ƒ
Thanks to that person that corrected me...much love ❤


I had to check my dictionary..gbosa for you






@Galore



Cheny said...

Yinmu all it can never be me n Arik again if them like make them get heavenly approval na for their pocket

Spidex said...

One day that's gana be my commercial bus AMEN

Jagaban said...

Congratulations....i hope their staff change...

GERMAN JUICE said...

Good for them.

Anonymous said...

Have those london people luggage been found?

peace maker said...

OK.Noted

Loveme Jeje said...

Is it not the same arik people have been complaining about or na Aero.

Anyway good luck to them

LOLLAH said...

Hmmmm Arik Air ooo. I know flights from Europe would be on point. It's only flights from Africa that you would be acting like your doing people that paid their ticket fare a favor. Hopefully you would learn how to be customer centric

Anonymous said...

Arik is talking about safety. Na wa o. They need a compulsory customer service training for ALL their staff

la effizy said...

Is that why they have abandoned their Calabar route?

LUCILE COCONUT OIL ABUJA 07059605320 Pin- 2BC6235E said...

Congrats to them

Nuria Precious said...

Death trap aircrafts.

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire said...

Well Stella I must applaud them for this. But two weeks ago my friend came in with Arik and didn't get his luggage for almost a week. No explanation or nothing. He was super pissed. Came in through heathrow and had to keep going back to the airport to ask about his luggage. All the way from Lekki for how many days. If it was another international airline it would have been delivered to his house with updates on emails about transit and delivery information.
Truth is, I get that they are trying to get to every location. But one thing you can't take from a good airline is Quality Service. Arik is going places but what is the quality of their service on a global scale? They should take cues from South African Airways and Kenya Airways. I've been on both and I must tell you their service is superb. They are both indegenious airlines from African countries like ours aren't they?
It's really not about hype. They should work on little things like customer service, staff appearance and logistics. Then watch more Nigerians patronizing them in this recession.

I'm a sucker for good service and honestly, i fit punch person for face if them take my money do me anyhow.

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire said...

Well Stella I must applaud them for this. But two weeks ago my friend came in with Arik and didn't get his luggage for almost a week. No explanation or nothing. He was super pissed. Came in through heathrow and had to keep going back to the airport to ask about his luggage. All the way from Lekki for how many days. If it was another international airline it would have been delivered to his house with updates on emails about transit and delivery information.
Truth is, I get that they are trying to get to every location. But one thing you can't take from a good airline is Quality Service. Arik is going places but what is the quality of their service on a global scale? They should take cues from South African Airways and Kenya Airways. I've been on both and I must tell you their service is superb. They are both indegenious airlines from African countries like ours aren't they?
It's really not about hype. They should work on little things like customer service, staff appearance and logistics. Then watch more Nigerians patronizing them in this recession.

I'm a sucker for good service and honestly, i fit punch person for face if them take my money do me anyhow.

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire said...

Gbam!

Rocky said...

Thank you, their service quality sucks!
The first time I used Arik in 2013 is the last time I'll use it. Some African countries like South Africa have airlines with good customer service. Arik needs to check the 'down level', it shouldn't be only about their 'international heights'

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire said...

Very rude bunch. And their horrible makeup. Jesus! My mum said all Arik girls have stumpy legs πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that she believes it's a requirement for employment.

Apologies to every stumpy-legged woman who may feel offended 😝 Hit d gym πŸ˜‰

stephan said...

Does it mean yam leg?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Anonymous said...

How???!!! 😱

Arianna loves Wide Eyed! said...

That's a huge stress-saver.

Olivia Silk said...

Aero ke? Hmmmmmmm.
Bro, you don enter plane before?

Fingertrickz #iMix #iProduce #iMaster #freeBies said...

Same Arik wey me I know? Hmmm, Arik. Arik, how many times I call you?

Princess Diana said...

I no fit shouΕ₯

Ugochi jane said...

Mscheew.. Why? 😈

Anonymous said...

No! It can't be or are people making up stories? I read a lot of horrible stories about them stealing and poor customer services! Well, what do I know? Guess something or someone is not getting it right! Lovely week to all and be safe guys!

QUEEN AMY Loves ACCESS BANK said...

But when will Arik stop owing their staff?

The General's Wife said...

Hahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Arik has to be the worst airline ever... Anybody that needs to fly should consider going by road if Arik is the only airline available. I repeat never fly Arik! My flights have been cancelled 8 times in a row and I've missed very important engagements/appointments. At this point I will rather fly a parachute/kite to where I wanna go than fly Arik...

Mama Afrika said...

Arik which juju una dey use abeg

Anonymous said...

Looool

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