African Business Aviation Restructures, Admits Professional Members

By Abel Orukpe, Lagos   The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA), said that it has restructure to add professional members to its membership categories. The Founding Chairman, Tarek Ragheb, who disclosed this, said that the decision to include professional members followed a restructuring of the membership options. He said that the restructuring was aimed at making […]

Appoint Aviator With Track Record Aviation Minister, Union Urges Buhari

The National Association of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), has called on the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to appoint an aviator as the next aviation minister in order to move the industry forward. NUATE’s Assistant General Secretary, Comrade Olayinka Abioye made the call in a congratulatory letter to the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. Abioye warned that an internationally […]

AC ACI Reviews Lagos Airport Infrastructure, Operational Procedures

As part of efforts to enhance safety at airports in the country, Airport Council International (ACI’s) Airport Excellence (APEX) in safety programme has reviewed the gap analysis of airport’ infrastructure and operational procedures at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. The programme, according to the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), […]

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FG owes Nigeria Airways N57b outstanding benefits – Abioye

The Assistant General Secretary, National Union of Air transport Employees (NUATE),Comrade Olayinka Abioye, said it would be a welcome development if the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari bring back the Nigeria Airways Limited(NAL) liquidated 12 years ago and that the Federal Government owe former NAL staff about N57 billion. He also spoke on both local […]


Pilots, engineers task Buhari on completion of abandoned Uyo hangar facility

By Abel Orukpe – Correspondent, Lagos   The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), an umbrella body for Nigerian pilots and engineers, has called on the President –elect, Muhammadu Buhari to urgently look into the possibility of completing the maintenance hangar at Uyo that was abandoned due to high cost. National President of NAAPE, […]

ACI, FAAN highlights gains of collaboration among African airports

Airport Council International (ACI) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have highlighted the benefits of collaboration among aviation partners to find solutions to the several challenges facing the aviation industry in Africa. This is just as FAAN said that it will continue to play a leading role in advocating for collaboration among airports […]


Increasing number of pilots in cockpit not solution to Germanwings experience – Union scribe

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos   The Assistant General Secretary of National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Comrade Olayinka Abioye has said that increasing the number of pilots in the cockpit of aircraft is not the solution to the Germanwings experience. Recalled that a co- pilot of the Germanwings aircraft allegedly locked out his […]