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NUATE Protests To NCAA Against Dana’s Commencement Of Regional Flight From MMA2

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has organised a solidarity rally to the operational headquarters of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCA)] in Lagos over moves by Dan Air to commence regional flights from the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two(MMA2). The Deputy President of NUATE, Comrade Williams Ukah, who led the Joint Action Congress […]


Nigeria Lacks Strong Airline, Good Airport—Penninck, BASL Boss

The Managing Director of Bi Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL); operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos, Mr Christophe Penninck, has stated that Nigeria as country lacks both a strong airline and a good airport. Penninck stated this while presenting a paper titled, “Airports of the Future: The Model For Nigeria” at […]


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Expert Identifies High Interest Rate, Over Regulated Financial System Aviation Obstacles

An Aviation Expert and Managing Director of Katari System Nigeria Limited, Ali Mohammed Magashi, has identified very high interest rate charged by airlines by commercial banks in the country as one of the several funding obstacles militating against the growth of the industry. He also mentioned poor credit rating as one of the major obstacles. […]


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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 […]