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AIB, Stakeholders, Others To Amend 2006 Operational Rules

…To Conform With Updated ICAO Standards Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has stated that it would review the existing Civil Aviation Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents Regulations 2006 to conform with the updated International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). The bureau also stated that the review became necessary to ensure that […]


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2016 AUDIT: ICAO Six Man Forerunner Technical Team Concludes Assignment

Ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) slated for March, 2016, a six-man team from the world body that arrived Nigeria on a technical assistance has concluded its assignment. The visiting ICAO Assistant Team was in the country for close to two weeks to offer necessary assistance to […]


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NUATE Commends FAAN Management Over Speedy Response To Unions’ Demands

Members of the Lagos State Council of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) representing the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commended the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma for his efforts at resolving the disagreement between FAAN workers and the management. Members of the delegation made […]


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Safety Is Our Priority ––Delta Airlines

…Says We Operate Into Nigeria With The Right Equipment The Commercial Director East and West Africa, Delta Airlines, Mr. Bobby Byran has said that safety is the airline’s priority and that all the aircraft the airline operates into Nigeria are safe. Bryan’s reaction came on the heels of a question concerning the aircraft the airline […]


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IATA Predicts 7 Billion Airline Passengers By 2034

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 20 years Passenger Forecast Report predicted that passenger numbers will double the expected 2015 total of 3.5 billion by 2034 with seven billion people taking to the skies. Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IATA, Tony Tyler, stated that by 2034, the largest passenger markets would be China, the […]


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Man Breaches Security At Lagos Airport, threatens Aircraft Take Off

A middle aged man yesterday breached the security of the Murtala Muhammed Airports (MMA), Lagos threatening the take off of Medview Airlines aircraft and passengers bound for Abuja. Our correspondent learnt that the B737 aircraft belonging to Medview Airline had on board close to 100 passengers. A top official of the Federal Airports Authority of […]


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Career Pursuit: NCAT Tasks FG On Policies To Encourage Nigerian Youths

The Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Capt Sam Caulcrick, has urged the Federal Government to formulate policies that would encourage the best of the talented Nigerian youths through scholarships and subsidised fees to pursue careers in the aviation industry. This is just as he disclosed that the institution till date has […]


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FAAN Bows To Workers Demands, To Increase Funding For Welfare

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has bowed to unions’ demands by agreeing to increase staff allowances and claims for workers in the organisation. The decision by the agency to increase funds workers welfare is contained in a communiqué signed by leaders of three aviation unions; Air Transport Services Senior Staff […]


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NSE Tasks Amaechi, Sirika On Aviation Local Content Drive

  The Nigerian Society for Engineers (NSE) Aeronautic Division has called on the Minister for Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister for State, Aviation, Senator, Hadi Sirika to support activities that would usher in increased indigenous participation and local content capacity development in the aviation industry. The Society made the call in separate letters […]


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ACI Nominates FAAN Staff Candidate Board Of Directors

A Nigerian Kabir Mohammed and a staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has been selected as a candidate of the Board of Directors of the Community of Practice (CoP) of the Airport Council International (ACI). This was stated by the Nominating Committee of the International Airport Professional, Community of Practice (IAP CoP) […]