The profile of Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier, continues to soar as the airline won four awards at the 11th Security Watch Africa Awards, Lecture and Exhibition held in Dubai, United Arabs Emirates on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
One after the other, the executives of the airline who were at the Al Bustan Rotana, Casablanca Road, Al Garhoud, Dubai venue of this year’s event mounted the stage to receive the various categories of the awards.
First, the airline won the Best Safety and Security Conscious Airline in West and Central Africa. This is the fourth consecutive year Arik Air would be wining this award. The Managing Director/Executive Vice President of Arik Air, Mr. Chris Ndulue was named the Most Outstanding Aviation Personality in West Africa.
Other awards won by Arik Air were the Best Aviation Security Manager in West Africa won by the airline’s Chief Security Officer, Francis Okafor and the Most Innovative Aviation Communicator in West Africa won by the PR and Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola.
Chief Executive Officer of Security Watch Africa, organizers of the event, Mr. Patrick Agbambu stated that the awards committee was impressed with the giant strides Arik Air has made over the years and its continued commitment to high standard of security and safety in eight years of operation.
Arik Air’s Aviation Security (AVSEC) Department is one of the most sophisticated in the industry and the airline’s commitment to safety is second to none in West and Central Africa. Arik Air conducts an independent secondary screening of passengers prior to departures. In terms of safety, Arik Air adheres strictly to international safety standards as stipulated by global civil aviation bodies such as Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transport, the UK CAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).