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FAAN denies owing energy company

FAAN denies owing energy company

By Abel Orukpe  - Correspondent, Lagos   The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has denied being indebted to Ikeja Distribution Company (IKDC), but that instead it is airlines, concessionaires and…

Engaging foreign pilots to detriment of Nigerians

Engaging foreign pilots to  detriment of Nigerians

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos    The influx of foreign pilots into Nigeria is giving stakeholders in the aviation industry sleepless night. The situation is worrisome because, while the number…

Airbus to increase production of A320 aircraft

A senior Airbus figure said that the aircraft manufacturing giant is talking to suppliers about the possibility of raising production of the A320 family to 50 a month in 2017.…

Ethiopia, Bole Airport expansion to gulp $300m

Ethiopia is to commence expansion work on the capital’s airport; Bole Airport at the cost of $300 million and the project is expected to be completed in 2018 to triple…

NCAA rates 40 ATCs to boost manpower development

No fewer than 40 Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) with the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) have been rated by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to further boost the critical…

Chidoka’s directive ‘ll create jobs for Nigerian pilots – AON boss

Chidoka’s directive ‘ll create jobs for Nigerian pilots – AON boss

The Chairman of Airline Operators (AON), Capt Nogie Meggison in a chat with journalists at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos recently, said that he welcomes, the Aviation Minister, Chief…

Stakeholder warns Nigeria over African single sky proposal

By Abel Orukpe  - Correspondent, Lagos   A Lagos-based Aviation Consultant and the former President, National Cabin Crew Association of Nigeria, Mr Olumide Ohunayo has warned that the current African single…

South African Airways is ‘technically insolvent’

South African Airways (SAA) has confirmed it is “technically insolvent” and reliant on government guarantees, which stand at R14.3 billion about $1.2 billion. Air Transport World (ATW) quotes  a statement…

Aviation business stakeholders to meet in Addisa Ababa over industry issues

Aviation business stakeholders to meet in Addisa Ababa over industry  issues

Chairman and Founder of African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA), Tarek Ragheb, has said that business aircraft operators, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs), airports and aviation professionals are to discuss aviation critical…

Nigerian airlines operating int’l routes to have preferential treatment – Chidoka

Nigerian airlines operating int’l routes to have preferential treatment – Chidoka

Recently, the Aviation Minister, Chief Osita Chidoka while launching the Aviation Committee Initiative, said that the Federal Government, through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will ground private jets registered…

‘Nigeria has implemented 63% air accident recommendations’

‘Nigeria has implemented 63% air accident recommendations’

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos   Chairman of the Ministerial Committee on Nigeria Aviation Industry Aircraft Accident Report Status, Capt Victor Iriobe, has said that 63 per cent of the…

Group urges FG on navigational aids at airports

The National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) has urged the Federal Government to take advantage of technological revolution and advancement in global aviation community to deploy new navigational aids…

Domestic airlines: Gearing up for another recapitalisation

Domestic airlines: Gearing up for another recapitalisation

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos    Another round of recapitalisation of domestic airlines in the country is underway,  if the recommendations of the Ministerial Committee on Aeronautical Charges set up…

FG to implement security programmes in aviation industry

FG to implement security programmes in aviation industry

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos   The Vice President, Namadi Sambo has said that the Federal Government is committed to promoting a strong safety culture and implementing a comprehensive security…

Hawaiian Airlines first to implement fast travel initiative

Hawaiian Airlines first to implement fast travel initiative

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that Hawaiian Airlines has attained Platinum status for Fast Travel implementation. According to IATA, Hawaiian is the first airline in the United States…

Stakeholders task airlines thorough feasibility studies

Stakeholders task airlines thorough feasibility studies

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos   Stakeholders in the aviation sector have called on the Nigerian domestic airlines to carry out their feasibility studies on managing airlines very well before…

Are Traffic Controllers asking for too much?

Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is home to some professional associations such as the National Association of Air Traffic Controllers (NATCA), National Association of Aeronautic Engineers (NAAE) Aeronautical Information Services…

Passenger recovers luggage, others on Dana Air

A frequent flyer with Dana Air, Chief Yimama Aboh has commended the airline for its strict security measures that guarantees the security of bags and luggage of passengers on board…

International air passengers grow by 3.6% – IATA

International air passengers grow by 3.6% – IATA

The International Air Traffic Association(IATA) stated that growth in international air passengers rose 3.6  per cent in November compared to a year ago, showing no improvement on October performance of…

Aviation union embraces new tenure policy

Aviation union embraces new tenure policy

By Abel Orukpe Correspondent, Lagos   As Federal Government agencies retires general managers on level 17 who have been in the position for eight years ,the National Union of Air Transport…

We handle 80% of domestic airlines – SAHCOL boss

We handle 80% of domestic airlines – SAHCOL boss

Recently, the Managing Director of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL), Mr Olu Owolabi, addressed the media, where he spoke on some of the issues affecting the company, one of…

Chidoka to deliver 44th convocation lecture at University of Nigeria

Aviation Minister, Chief Osita Chidoka, is to deliver a lecture at the forthcoming 44th Convocation of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. The convocation, which takes place at the…

Arik Air to resume flights operation to Cotonou, Douala Jan 19

Arik Air to resume flights operation to Cotonou, Douala Jan 19

Managing Director of Arik Air, Mr Chris Ndulue has said that the airline will  resume flight to Cotonou, Benin Republic and Douala, Cameroon from Monday, January 19, 2015. The resumption…

Inadequate landing aids limit airlines’ operations to airports – NATCA

Inadequate landing aids limit airlines’ operations to airports – NATCA

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos   The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has said that the reasons why airlines find it difficult to land  at airports across the country…

The ordeal of ex-Nigeria Airways workers, 11 years after liquidation

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos    Introduction That Nigeria doesn’t appreciate its workers and the efforts they made while they worked compared to what obtains in  other countries, is no…

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