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TAL gets AOC for commercial operations


Tropical Arctic Logistics Limited (TAL) helicopter

Tropical Arctic Logistics Limited (TAL), an operator in the fixed and rotary wing sub-sector of the aviation industry, has secured Air Operating Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in preparation for full commercial operations.

The certificate was received by Chief Operation Officer, Femi Adeniji, at TAL’s corporate headquarters in Lagos.

President and Chief Executive Officer of TAL, Chris Ibe, said the development was part of the company’s efforts to transform the landscape of the aviation logistics sector with world-class performance standards.

Ibe said the firm was commencing full commercial services in the oil and gas, executive commercial, spot charters, banking services, medical emergency evacuation as well as executive private aircraft charter services based on a comprehensive analysis of the aviation sector.

“TAL will combine world-class equipment with skilled personnel, who have extensive knowledge and experience to achieve a leading position in this sector,” he said.

Part of the strategies to achieve its objective, according to the firm, is a purpose-built template that combines effective equipment utilisation and deployment of indigenous expertise to achieve a competitive edge.

Ibe said TAL was established in 2013, after a robust and comprehensive analysis of the sector. “We did not rush into this business; we conducted business feasibility studies and identified the key success factors for growth and profitability. Our company is, therefore, positioned for leadership in this sector – an unparalleled feat for a company founded just five years ago”.

TAL intends to deepen local content by providing professional solutions with emphasis on safety and efficiency in logistic services.

“Our helicopter company offers business-beneficial services to the Oil and Gas industry, Executive Commercial Flights, Banking Industry, Medical Emergency Evacuation (MEDVAC) and allied Services as well as Executive private Aircraft Charter,” he said.

He added that with robust partnership with European partners, Rose Aviation, TAL demonstrates an unwavering commitment to international standards and practices, while adhering to the policy of local content development in accordance with the laws of the Nigerian Content Monitoring Development Board (NCMDB).

Ibe said: “Our policy as a company has been the development of local capacity in addition to technical support from our off-shore partners”.

According to Ibe, TAL would continue to evaluate the business dynamics and monitor the relevant sectoral indices in order to achieve optimal growth and profitability.

Chief Operation Officer TAL, Adeniji, described the company’s business model as world-class in the areas of equipment, personnel and operating philosophy.

In line with our major focus on safety and efficiency, Adeniji said TAL crew are certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) trained personnel in alignment with the industry and country of operation’s regulatory requirements.

Adeniji, a certified aviation expert in airworthiness requirements from Brazil, United Kingdom, India, Nigeria Bermuda and the Isle of Man also declared that the company’s newly acquired three AW 139 and one S92 as well as a Bombardier CRJ700 fixed wing business executive jet would sharpen its competitive edge in logistics and allied business.

“TAL will revolutionise services through the use of environment-friendly and fuel efficient airplanes and choppers specially customised to meet client expectations.

“These are exciting times for Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd and all business indicators portend a very bright future for the company. We are passionately committed to implementing the transformational agenda in achieving unparalleled performance standards. We assure all stakeholders that this is just the beginning of even better and greater accomplishments for the company,” he said.

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