Although nobody was injured and the fire on the engine was contained, media sources say that CEO/general manager Blaise Sanou, has been relieved on his role by the government.
The fire broke out at Ouagadougou Airport last Thursday as it prepared for a flight to Daker.
Air Burkina operates three E195 regional jets but two are currently in Nairobi undergoing maintenance with Kenya Airways.
A replacement for Sanou is beinng sought with a possible strategy of part-privatisation of the airline, according to Air Journal.
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