April 16, 2024

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Dana elevates two First Officers to the rank of Captain

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L-R Capt. Bukola Ajeigbe, Chief Pilot, newly decorated Capt. Jonathan Okoli, and Ememobong Ettete, Dana Air’s Chief Operating Officer, COO, during the decoration of the airline’s recently promoted pilots

Dana Air has elevated two members of its flight crew to the rank of captain and urged the beneficiaries to sustain the airline’s high safety standards.

Dana Air’s Chief Operating Officer, COO, Ememobong Ettete, while decorating the Senior First Officer, Jonathan Okoli, and Tosin Ayeni, as Captains, said the two officers earned the upgrade as they were carefully examined and found to have fulfilled all conditionality precedent for the promotion to the rank of a captain.

Ememobong Ettete explained that “The rank of a captain comes with enormous responsibility. Not everyone can achieve this feat because you have to prove yourself over time and pass all the necessary safety requirements and training to be promoted to this rank”, he said.

L-R Ememobong Ettete, Dana Air Chief Operating Officer, newly decorated Capt. Tosin Ayeni, and Director of Flight Operations, Capt. Anslem Okojie, during the decoration of the recently promoted pilots with Dana Air

He assured the newly decorated Captains and the airline’s workers in general that, “Dana Air will continue to reward excellence, professionalism, and hard work”.

Ettete reiterated that ”The growth of every staff is one of the key things we focus on at Dana Air and I am proud to see that they were able to scale the rigorous tests and training from our dispassionate Training Standards Team and I am very confident that they will continue to maintain our high safety standards”, he affirmed.

The newly promoted captains in their response thanked the airline for elevating only on merit and pledged they will continue to fly safely in accordance with global best practices and maintain the Dana airline’s safety standards.

Dana Air is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with a mixed fleet of Boeing aircraft and daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Enugu.

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