Omni-Blue gets reward for 5, 100 incident free operational man-hours, others

Fledging Nigeria’s aviation firm, Omni-Blu Aviation got a huge recognition by the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professional (NISP) for the attainment of 5, 100 injury/accident free operational man-hour.

The airline was presented with a plaque by the Lagos State chairman of NISP, Timothy Iwuagwu and top officials of the institute at Omni-Blu corporate head office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on Thursday.

Accepting the award, Managing Director/Accountable Manager Omniblu Aviation Limited, Captain Sunny Adegbuyi said they were very appreciative of their friends and contractors whom he said have been working collectively with them to deliver their product to salvation industry customers in a safe manner.

Explaining the airline’s operations and activities in the last two years, Adegbuyi stated that, “Our operational performance indicates quality of services and how safe it was delivered”.

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“Safety is accessed through chronological sequence of performing our activities. Last year statistics reveals we achieved a comprehensive audit of our operations, maintenance and suppliers processes in quality and safety performances”, he added.

He further disclosed that 40 total surveillance audit was raised/scheduled, stressing that 27 was completed with 67 per cent performance.

The Omniblu boss stated 44 total of non-conformance raised, noting that 30 was closed with 68 per cent performance, just as one regulatory audit was performed and passed by the carrier with 100 per cent performance.

The carrier performed excellently well on safety on 2018 performance check with 5, 100 man-hours safety performance achieved on November 30th, 2018.

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“Safety reporting increment incidents with 30 per cent increase. Employee safety awareness increased by 20 per cent. Aircraft related incident/fatality, ground materials/property damage with no lose time injury”.

 

“With these records, we hope and strive towards improving and exceeding our proposed target and KPI for 2019 as we believe operational activities shall pick up and greater data shall be available to strengthen us in the areas we need to improve”, he added.

Adegbuyi noted that they will continue to encourage their staff and contractors to continually work safely and painstakingly following through on procedural method in delivering quality and safe product to their customers.

Omni Blu has engaged in various aviation services among which is the calibration of Nigeria’s navigational aids and provide cost effective services to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

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NAMA had stopped the contractual agreement it had with ASECNA and opted for Omni-Blu Aviation Services for calibration exercise.

At the time when NAMA required doing calibration, ASECNA’s airplane was undergoing maintenance. They were not available; so the agency had no option, but to look for a qualified calibrator to come in.

Fortunately Omni-Blu being a Nigerian company, met the requirement and they were chosen.

The airline has also been designated to many international routes including the United States among others.

Wole Shadare