Home / Aviation News / NCAA licenses another MRO facility, 7 Star Global Hangar
Engineer Isaac Balami the Chief Executive Officer of 7 Star Global with some of the management team

NCAA licenses another MRO facility, 7 Star Global Hangar

NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has granted full license to yet another Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisation, 7 Star Global Hangar, owned and managed by Nigerians.

The MRO is operations-ready and will handle Boeing 737 Fleets as well as stock a comprehensive spare parts inventory marketplace to be made available to airlines in Nigeria and across the West and Central African region.

According toChief Executive Officer of 7 Star Global Hangar, Engr. Isaac Balami, who decried the high cost of maintenance of aircraft by airline operators in the region, said relief has come to the aviation sector, urging operators to take advantage of the opportunity.

The former National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) President who served as a senior manager at Aero Contractors, believes that with the granting of Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) to operate that millions of dollars will be saved for airlines and capital flight reduced.

Additionally, foreign airlines local currency accounts will encourage their engagement with 7 Star Global.

Working with Jordanian, American and European technical partners, Balami said maintenance will be carried out on Boeing Classic along side new generation, Private jets Military/Para military Planes and other Aircraft types, over time.

In his view, a prime contributor to the failure of so many Airlines over the years, has been the capital and fleet erosion, all of which can be mitigated and eliminated with licensed local maintenance support.

Noting that maintenance costs added continuing to rise at an alarming scale, Balami and his team determined to apply their expertise to deliver such a facility in Nigeria to assist local African operators. He also adding that, a single B737 aircraft, grounded awaiting maintenance, has a negative impact of hundred thousand dollars plus, per day, to the owner /operator Airline.

Balami also explained additional significant costs savings, including navigational charges a crew salaries and expenses to local airlines in comparison with recently the identical services performed in another country.

Maintenance services, Balami disclosed, will also be available in Abuja in a few short weeks, delivering cost reduced international class services. Our new Hangar in Abuja can take two Boeing 737 at the same time.

Balami sad,” some of the experts in the organisation have worked for more than thirty years in the Aviation Sector, at local and international levels. Furthermore, our technical partners from Jordan, USA and Europe bring more than 50 years combined so operations in Aircraft heavy maintenance, ranging from C-D Checks to aircraft paintings amongst a broad cross-section of related services.

“Together we have determined to ensure aircraft serviceability across Africa. This MRO will create hundreds of Jobs in the next few months as well stimulate opportunities across the sector supply chain.”

An international aviation expatriate from the USA, and a Founding Director of 7 Star Global Hangar – and the former use MD of American Airlines where he was in charge of more than 1000 Aircaft – and the Biggest MRO in the World – Dr Abiodun Asekun, who described the approval of the license by NCAA as “a right step in the right direction” adding that the MRO he hopes will play a major role in support of and close working partnership with the new Nigerian National carrier commencing operations. Currently the only standalone MRO in West And Central AFRICA with huge potentials.

“Because there is no parking space in the air, we have put together the best brains in the aircraft maintenance, managements, engineering, modifications, fabrications, training, design and manufacturing in the ground”, according to Dr. Asekun.

The Accountable Manager Engr Ibrahim Nock also spoke saying that 7 Star is coming at a time when it is truly needed in the country stating that the national carrier fleet are encouraged to take advantage of our facility, to generate jobs for the vast number of talented but jobless engineers across the country.

This is also an opportunity to stretch the best Aviation Engineers at home and across the Diaspora- many of whom have made up their minds to return home to support the great efforts of the Aviation Minister, with the support of our President.

Dr Abiodun feels that this is a new dawn in the Nigerian and African aviation sectors that will save the country huge amount of money and urged the government to provide enabling environment to ensure survival of the MRO

About NigerianFlightDeck

mm
Nigerianflightdeck is an online news and magazine platform reporting business stories with a bias for aviation and travel. It is borne out of the intention to inform, educate as well as alter perceptions with balanced reportage.

Check Also

Changing face of MMIA: FAAN installs new cooling system at Arrival

Look, my brother, I have travelled this airport on numerous occasions and this is the first time in years that I step out of the aircraft and feel like I am still in a lush environment. In fact I feel the same sensation as if I’m still in the aircraft and although this is quite nice, they need to maintain it so it doesn’t get bad. Maintenance is key.”

AIB releases preliminary report of VP helicopter crash, issues two immediate safety recommendations

The initial findings also indicated that the bureau could not conduct drug and alcohol tests on the pilots and according to the weather report obtained from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), the prevailing conditions were good but that the aircraft hovered to land in a brown out condition.

NCAA investigates trending picture of worn out aircraft tyres, yet to establish photo veracity

"In addition to the Authority oversight roles, NCAA has placed the onerous responsibility of the first line of safety on the operating airlines’ Pilot In Command of each flight and the assigned Engineer that authorized each flight. With all the various checks and counter checks put in place by NCAA combined with that of the operators, it is therefore improbable that any airline in Nigeria will operate a service with that kind of tyre.

TSA: NAMA insists non-schedule operators must adhere to cashless payment

As part of the resolutions made at the end of the meeting, operators or their representatives are to each open and fund a domiciliary account with which to effect all financial transactions with NAMA through monetary transfers to the agency’s sub-account with the CBN using a smart phone.

Leadstream Aviation initiates plans to bring in Boeing Simulator

Tinkers strategies to save airlines operational downtime LEADSTREAM Aviation Training, recently approved as an Approved …

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar