A passenger on one of Dana Air’s flight from Lagos to Abuja has commended the dexterity of one of the airline’s pilots for inculcating some ‘Nigerianness’ in his addressing of the passengers, his warm demeanor and amazing landing.The passenger via his verified twitter handle @gentleojay tagged Nigerianflightdeck.com among others and said, ‘so I flew @danaair today and was very impressed with the pilot. He used pidgin English to welcome us and he was so warm. Apart from this, his landing was super-amazing. He got everybody clapping and You could see he enjoys his job.’’
In another development, for contributing positively to the growth of Nigeria’s aviation industry, the Chief Executive Officer of Dana Air, Jacky Hathiramani, was honored by the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) in Lagos recently.
The Dana Air boss was awarded at the dinner and unveiling of NAAPE’s compendium of 50 Outstanding Nigerian Aircraft Pilots and Engineers.
Speaking at the event themed: ‘’Promoting Professional Excellence with aircraft pilots and engineers in focus,’’ the President of NAAPE, Comrade Abednego Galadima said the body is committed to advocating for the rights, and privileges of the Nigerian Pilots and engineers.
‘today we shall be honoring eminent personalities, Nigerian Pilots and Engineers who have been contributing immensely to the growth and development of global aviation industry in general, and Nigeria in particular; having recorded five accident-free years, which is evidence that Nigerian pilots and aircraft engineers are indeed pillars of the industry.’’
The CEO of Dana Air, Jacky Hathiramani, while reacting to his latest honor in Lagos said, he was delighted to have been honored by a key association as NAAPE, noting that Dana Air having employed and trained over 90 Nigerian Pilots and Engineers, is committed to decreasing the unemployment rate of Nigerian Pilots and engineers and supporting them in any way possible.’’
He dedicated the award to the airline’s Pilots and Engineers for constantly displaying and championing professionalism in the industry and to the airline’s teeming guests for their loyalty and patronage.