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Ado Sanusi has stepped down as the managing director of the Aero Contractors.

Sanusi’s tenure as managing director of the airline ended officially on December 31, 2020.

The captain was appointed in February 2017 after the airline was taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

His tenure elapsed in June 2020, however, it was extended by six months.

Aero Contractors is Nigeria’s oldest aviation company and owned by the Ibru family.


It commenced business in 1959, initially providing services to the oil and gas sector, before venturing into fix wing operations in the year 2000.

In September 2017, the airline received certification from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to handle C-checks on Boeing B737-300, B737-400 and B737-500 at its terminal.

Sanusi can be credited with reviving the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) wing of the airline which he said would “be a great relief for Nigerian airlines, as local maintenance of aircraft up to C-check level will bring huge savings in foreign exchange in aircraft overseas maintenance”.

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