Rift Between Ghana Airport Company And McDan CEO Over Private Jet Terminal Blows Out In Public
A rift is ensuing between Management of the Ghana Airport Company and the CEO of McDan Group, Daniel Mckorley over the activities of the latter. In a letter signed by the Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company, Yaw Kwakwa and copied to the Minister of Transport, the Board of the Airport Company, and the National Security Minister, the MD alleged that Mr. Mckorley had breached several standards and norms of the aviation Industry. The MD cited for instance the refusal of Mr. Mckorley to produce a plan of Construction Operation Approval from the Airport Company before the commencement of construction of the private jet terminal. “We only became aware of your construction activities during a routine security patrol, and we had to ask you to stop and submit a PCO for review and approval before construction continued”. The MD said.
The letter also asked the company to postpone its scheduled launch of the private jet facility due to the late notice given by the company. According to the Ghana Airport, it is unable to support the inaugural event until all issues are ironed out and
Despite the warning, the company yesterday launched Ghana’s maiden commercial private jet services to be operated from the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and managed by McDan Aviation. The terminal will begin operations immediately after the launch on January 28, 2022. Executive Chairman of McDan Group, Daniel McKorley, stated that the ultra-modern facility has been equipped to provide first-hand aviation services to all, especially the business class.
McDan Aviation in 2019 received a license to operate what can be described as the first purpose-built FBO, offering business aircraft operators a secure and private alternative to the airport’s main terminal for international travels.