Max Air Resumes Domestic Flight Operations After Suspension: Safety Concerns Addressed

NCAA lifts suspension on Max Air, domestic operations commence today
Max Air Resumes Domestic Flight Operations After Suspension Safety Concerns

Max Air, Nigeria’s leading airline, is set to resume its domestic flight operations after a two-week suspension by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over safety concerns. The suspension was due to incidents such as an aircraft losing a landing gear wheel and fuel contamination. In a statement, Max Air assured passengers that the safety issues had been addressed, mentioning that their operations were impacted by adulterated fuel. The airline voluntarily shut down operations before the NCAA intervened and conducted an internal audit. Max Air apologized for the disruption and assured customers of their commitment to passenger safety.

Nigeria’s leading airline, Max Air, is set to resume its domestic flight operations today, Sunday, July 30, 2033.

This is as the Nigeria Civil Aviations Authority, NCAA, lifts its two weeks’ long suspension on the flight company.

Max Air was suspended indefinitely by the NCAA on July 13 for safety concerns. The suspension was lifted with immediate effect.

The suspension was imposed based on a letter dated July 12, 2023, marked NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/363 and signed by Ibrahim Dambazau on behalf of Musa Nuhu, the director general of NCAA.

The letter listed the following reasons for the suspension:

  • Loss of number 1 main landing gear (MLG) wheel during a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-400 aircraft on May 7, 2023.
  • Fuel contamination of the main fuel tanks of aircraft B737-300, leading to the auxiliary power unit (APU) shutdown on the ground at Yola Airport on July 7, 2023.
  • Aborted take-off of Boeing 737-400 aircraft at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) due to high exhaust gas temperature (EGT) indication on July 11, 2023.
  • An air return by aircraft B737-300 to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) due to duct overheat indication in the cockpit on July 11, 2023.

In a statement released on Saturday night, Max Air announced the resumption of its domestic flight operations, assuring passengers that the safety concerns raised by the NCAA had been addressed.

The company acknowledged the inconvenience caused to passengers and apologized for the disruption of travel plans. It also expressed its commitment to passenger safety and stated that it had conducted an internal investigation and taken measures to address the issue of adulterated fuel.

The statement further emphasized that the customer support team was available to assist with any inquiries and provide necessary support to ensure a seamless travel experience.


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