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Overseeing the resurrection of Nigerian railways

Overseeing the resurrection of Nigerian railways

By Augusta Uchediunor   “Today, we are telling the whole universe that our railway that was comatose is fully back…the sleeping giant is awake,” said an elated Dr Bamanga Tukur…

Issues at Aviation Business Executive Forum

Issues at Aviation Business Executive Forum

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos    The Nigerian aviation industry is not where it ought to be, compared to what obtains in other countries that started the journey at the…

Dana Air begins flights operations to Owerri

Dana Air begins flights operations to Owerri

As part of its ongoing domestic route network expansion plans, Dana Air has commenced daily flights to Owerri. The addition of Owerri brings the current route network coverage of the…

NANTA denies responsibility for increase in airfare

NANTA denies responsibility for increase in airfare

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos   The Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT), National Association of Nigeria Travel Agents (NANTA), Mr Akintunde Akala, has said that travel agents in Nigeria are…

Arik partners engine manufacturer to boost indigenous skills

Arik  partners engine manufacturer to boost indigenous skills

Renowned aircraft engine manufacturer, CFM International and Arik Air have commenced discussion on the training of Nigerians on aircraft engine maintenance and repairs. According to Arik Air, it is an…

ASECNA collaborates with NAMA on single African sky

A  high level technical team of the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) and the Nigerian Airspace Managing Agency (NAMA) are to collaborate to further enhance…

Operator warns against using licence for illegal purposes

Operator warns against using licence for illegal purposes

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos     The Chief Executive Officer of Overland Airways, Capt Edward Boyo,  has said that airline operators must not only obey laid down regulations but …

Sustaining cargo business in Nigeria

Sustaining cargo business in Nigeria

By Abel Orukpe / Correspondent, Lagos    Air cargo business is a big business and it is a very important arm of aviation business.  Little wonder, the International Air Transport Association…

NAMA to deploy communication, surveillance equipment for airspace safety

NAMA to deploy communication, surveillance equipment for airspace safety

As part of efforts to boost airspace management function, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is to deploy Controller to Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C)…

National Carrier: Partnership with Ethiopia Airlines retrogressive – Expert

Amidst speculations that the Federal Government is favourably disposed towards making Ethiopia Airline its technical partner to establish the proposed national carrier, the Chief Executive Officer of Centurion Securities, Grp…

NAHCo commends Customs over provision of enabling environment

NAHCo commends Customs  over provision of enabling environment

Chairman of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, (NAHCo Aviance), Mallam Suleiman Yahyah has commended the Custom Area Commander (CAC) at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed  Airport(MMA),Lagos, Command,…

Tackling aviation challenges with policies, initiatives

Tackling aviation challenges with policies, initiatives

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos    When the Aviation Minister, Chief Osita Chidoka assumed office on July 23, 2014, not too many people believed he would create any impact in…

NATCA rules out further dialogue with NAMA

NATCA rules out further dialogue with NAMA

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has said that it would no longer dialogue with the management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) if it fails to implement…

Ex NAL manager calls for scrapping of Aviation Ministry

By Abel Orukpe  / Correspondent, Lagos   A traditional ruler, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye, the Towulade of Akinade, has called on the Federal Government to scrap the Aviation Ministry because it has…

AIS threatens to commence agitation

The Aeronautical Information Service(AIS), one of the professional associations in the Nigerian Air Space Management (NAMA) charged with the responsibility of generating information for  pilots and the public has  also…

FG designates airports to maximise potentials of air cargo – Dunoma

FG designates airports to maximise potentials of air cargo – Dunoma

By Abel Orukpe  /  Correspondent,Lagos   The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma, has said that the quest to maximise the potentials of…

Why Police must deploy personnel at airports – Arik Air

Why Police must deploy personnel at airports – Arik Air

Arik Air, has called on the Federal Government to deploy armed policemen at the nation’s airports not only   to tighten security in view of the present security challenge, but…

NAHCo secures licence to operate in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire

NAHCo secures licence to operate in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire

By Abel Orukpe  /  Correspondent, Lagos   The Managing Director, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCo) Aviance, Mr Norbert Bielderman has disclosed that NAHCo has been granted licences to operate ground…

We contribute €6.8 b to EU economy – Emirates

Emirates, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier, said it contributed €6.8 billion (about $7.6 billion) to the European Union economy. The comment by the carrier is coming on the heels…

Airbus Group profit increases by 59%

Airbus Group has reported net income up 59 per cent to €2.34 billion (about $2.65 billion) on revenue 5 per cent higher at €60.7 billion. The results were boosted by…

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…

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