AERO wins exceptional safety culture award, becomes IATA member
Aero Contractors, Nigeria’s leading regional airline, has received an ambulance from Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) and Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) for winning the Exceptional Safety Culture Award.
The award was won following a rigorous audit by a team of consultants from NECA/NSITF on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies, procedures and culture.
Aero’s win of the award, reiterates the airline’s high safety and security standards in the Nigerian aviation market. The airline, known for its approach to cutting-edge technology also combines safety, comfort, flexibility and quality services to customers.
Commenting on the award and the kind gesture from NECA, the Acting Managing Director of Aero, Capt. Russell Leefoon said: “Aero won the Exceptional Safety Culture Award for 2014, after a thorough audit from a respected and professional team of Safety Consultants from NECA/NSITF on the airline’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies, procedures and Culture.
“We are delighted that our hard work to ensure highest safety standards are being recognized by reputable organizations like NECA and NSITF.
“Aero is in business to ensure that the travel experience for travellers in Nigeria and other regions in Africa is of global standards. We are here for the long haul to raise the bar in aviation service standards in the country.”
Aero has grown to be one of the most reputable regional carriers in West Africa operating over 50 daily flights with a fleet of Boeing 737s and Bombardier Dash 8s.
In another development, Aero, has become a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) member. Aero is now the second member of the global airline association in Nigeria and the third in West and Central Africa.
This followed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the highest safety certification of the Association that Aero received last year.
Aero, Nigeria’s oldest aviation company received the membership certificate following a rigorous exercise in meeting safety standards, customer services and security by IATA over the last two years.