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Airline operators fault Senate committee’s claims of imminent air crashes

Airline operators fault Senate committee’s claims of imminent air crashes

Aviation
Airline operators have faulted the Senate House Committee on Aviation over its claims that financial distress has caused carriers to cut corners, therefore, rendering the local airspace unsafe. The operators, under the aegis of Airlines Operators of Nigeria (AON), said though they agreed with the committee’s call for more bailout for local carriers, they said the guiding regulatory rules had never been violated by any member. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation, Smart Adeyemi, on Monday said that some stakeholders had confessed that airlines were cutting corners just to survive the devastating effects of COVID-19 pandemic on air travel business. Adeyemi said except the Federal Government took an immediate step to properly support the airlines with bailout beyond the N4 bi...