A new internationally licensed Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), seven Star Global Hangar, owned and managed by Nigerians, will start operations in the country next week.
The planned commencement came on the heels of the granting of license by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority in Lagos (NCAA)
According to the Chief Executive Officer, seven Star, the MRO is operations-ready to handle Boeing 737 Fleet.
The firm, he explained, will also stock a comprehensive spare parts inventory marketplace to be made available to airlines in Nigeria and across the West and Central African region.
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.
He is convinced that with the granting of “Approved Maintenance Organisation,” millions of dollars will be saved for airlines and also greatly reducing capital flight.
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.