The aviation industry was yesterday thrown into confusion as the apex regulating body of the industry, The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) grounded the operations of Dana Air due to the decision of the regulatory body to conduct an operational audit on the airline.
Disclosing this development in a two paragraph text message to newsmen on behalf of NCAA at about 9.30pm by the Co-ordinating General Manager for the Aviation Parastatals, Mr. Yakubu Dati said that the grounding of the airline was necessary as that would enable the regulatory body to conduct a proper operational audit on Dana Air.
The regulatory body however promised to give detailed information on the development later.
As at the time of writing this report, the detailed information surrounding the grounding of the airline had not been given.
The suspension of Dana Air will further compounded the problem of shortage of airlines already being suffered by the travelling public.