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‘Forex scarcity, others cripple aviation’

‘Forex scarcity, others cripple aviation’

FirstNation Airways yesterday said its inability to access foreign exchange (forex) for the maintenance of its aircraft is one of the factors crippling airlines operations in the country.

Its Director of Flight Operations ,Captain Chimara Imediegwu who spoke in Lagos said instability in the exchange rate was also having a ripple effect on airlines’ maintenance schedule. He said the delay at getting clearance approvals for aircraft spare parts at the ports is another major hurdle affecting airlines.

He, however,assured that barring  any hitches, FirstNation  will return to schedule flight operations September 15. He also spoke of plans by the airline to increase its fleet size, adding that the officials of the aircraft manufacturer will arrive the country in two days to replace the engine  of its faulty airplane. Read more

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