The Aero Contractors, one of oldest Aviation Companies in Nigeria has taken delivery of two Airbus 320 from Heston airline based in Lithuania.
On its arrival, the two aircrafts were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by the Managing Director of the airline, Capt. Abdullahi Mahmood, along with other senior executives of the airline.
Speaking while receiving the two Airbus with the capacity of 180, the MD Captain Abdulahi Mamood stated that the company which was at the verge of collapse has bounced back with all the safety measures and technicalities improved.
He reflected on how the company struggle to survive the economic hardship bedeviling the sector.
He noted that Aviation sector is the economic heartbeat of any nation, hence the need for synergy and collaboration.
He further disclosed that the two aircraft leased by House of Five A’s will boost the fleet of the airline and provide the much needed capacity to serve the Nigerian market. The aircraft is the first of its kind in the Nigerian market.
Capt. Mahmood said: “We are pleased to secure these two aircraft through House of Five A’s which will boost our fleet and give us the needed capacity in the Nigerian market, while making us more efficient and offer more comfort to our customers”.
“These new generation aircraft are suitable to our operations in this market. We have established an excellent relationship with the lessors and the financier and we are looking forward to a stronger relationship between both parties” he added.
Aero Contractors is currently in Receivership by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
It could be recalled that Captain Mahmood was appointed Managing Director of Aero Contractors in January to build on the success of his predecessor Captain Ado Sanusi. Under nine months he has strengthened the airline, expanding the frontiers of the Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) arm of the company and increasing its capacity to maintain more aircraft.