Quorum Aviation Limited, the owner of the crashed helicopter last Friday in Opebi, Lagos, has debunked fake news in some media regarding its licence and operations.
In a statement by its corporate communication manager, Wole Shadare, Quorum Aviation Limited claims it posses all aviation industry relevant certificates obtained following the needed due process.
The statement reads in part.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Quorum Aviation Limited is a responsible corporate entity that adheres to, and complies with all the rules and regulations pertaining to the aviation industry as laid-out in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCAR).
The company has all the requisite certificates and approvals obtained through a very rigorous process, including inter alia an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), Certificate of Airworthiness (COA) and Insurance. All our certificates and approvals are current and valid as issued by the authorities following due process.
During this difficult time, we crave the indulgence of the media to refrain from conjecture and speculation, and to choose instead to await the outcome of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) investigation into the cause of the mishap. Our thoughts and prayers remains with the families of the departed”.
The accident claimed three lives who were in the helicopter.