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NCAA Lifts Suspension on Bristow’s Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter Series.
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted its suspension of Sikorsky S-76C Helicopters operated by Bristow, after barely 30 days, allowing the firm to resume operations.
The helicopeters were grounded after a February 3 controlled ditching of the Helicopter which happened barely six months after the same Helicopter type crashed in Lagos.
The authority suspended the operation of the Helicopters to enable it carry out a full scale audit of the company.
Spokesman of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye confirmed to our correspondent on Saturday that the company had met all the audit requirements to resume operations.
Bristow also confirmed the return of Sikorsky S-76 aircraft to service on Sunday following completion of the NCAA comprehensive operational audit and the company's extensive return to service safety activities.
Bristow Group Vice President, Global Operations, Mike Imlach lauded the NCAA for "conducting a thorough review of our operations".
Bristow added that it has concluded a number of return to service safety activities with flight crews, engineers and other service employees, clients and key stakeholders, as an additional precautionary measure prior to resuming the S-76 fleet to operation. (Daily Trust)