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Africa Business News of Thursday, 27 May 2021


Made-in-Nigeria helicopter will be tested for flight soon

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The country’s dream to launch a Made-in-Nigeria helicopter before the end of this year is gradually coming to fulfilment as the project has entered an assessment stage by the aviation authorities.

This is as the officers from the Ministry of Aviation and its agencies visited NASENI Solar Energy Limited where the NASENI Helicopter Hanger and Helipad are housed in Abuja for on-site assessment and evaluation of NASENI Helicopter.

In his opening remarks, the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of NASENI Engr. Mohammad Sani Haruna, who was represented by the Managing Director NASENI Solar Energy Limited, Engr. Dr. Mahmoud Jaffaru said the agency was ready to accept any suggestions and support from the aviation ministry that would lead to the successful completion of the project within the time frame given to the agency by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He noted that it was the desire of the agency to manufacture made-in-Nigeria Helicopter that is of international standards and help in boosting the nation’s economy.

According to him, NASENI has a massive landmass that would accommodate all the operational activities.

“We have the expertise for developing the helicopter and we do things according to laid-down rules. We are ready to work with you to achieve this project,” he said.