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Ethiopian Airlines Scores 86.7% To Become Preferred Bidder In Nigeria’s National Carrier Project

    …To Launch Operations With 3 Boeing 737-800 Aircraft … As Ethiopian Airlines  Owns  49% Stake …Consortium Of 3 Nigerian Investors MRS, SAHCO, Nigerian Sovereign Fund 46 % …Federal Government of Nigeria 5%     The Controversial National Carrier, Nigeria Air is to be launched with three Boeing 737-800 in a configuration that is very suitable for […]

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Nigerian Airports Records 93 Bird Strike Incidents In Six Months

  …As Lagos  Airport Records Highest During The Period   The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA), said that a total of 93 bird strikes incidents was recorded across airports in the country between January to June this year. The agency further informed that of this number, 54 of the bird strike incidents occurred at the Murtala […]

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NAHCO Aviance Takes Delivery Of New Equipment

      The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, (NAHCO Plc) has taken delivery of new set of Ground Support Equipment (GSE), which includes four units of high capacity Mallaghan Mobile Steps with Chutes and a fourteen tons cargo maindeck Highloader. According to a statement issued by the Head, Corporate Communications, Samuel Akinrinmade, the tier […]

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Trapped Funds: NANTA Urges FG To Call CBN, Finance Ministry, Aviation Minister, IATA, Others For Stakeholders Meeting

…Accuses Govt. Of Refusing To Engage Travel Agents Body …Says Business On Verge Of Collapse …. Warns Against Excluding NANTA   As the cost of one-way airfare for international flight continues to skyrocket from N300,000 to N1.5 million on economy class and with foreign airlines complaining about non-release of the balance of their trapped funds, the National […]

FAAN Reviews Operating Procedure For MMIA Escalators

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) said it is reviewing the operating procedure for the escalators at Murtala Muhammed International Airport(MMIA), Lagos, to ensure that such sudden mechanical faults do not occur again. FAAN’s review is coming on the heels of the mechanical fault developed by escalators at MMIA, Lagos, which has  generated concerns . FAAN […]

14-Year-Old Stowaway Found In Aircraft Safe, Assisting With Investigations–BASL

    Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited(BASL), operators of the MMA2 terminal said that the 14-year-old stowaway found unconscious inside one of the United Nigeria Airline’s aircraft is safe and in the custody of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), where he is being held for further investigation. BASL confirmation that the invader is a 14-year-old […]

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Terrorist Attack : Demuren, Olowo, Stakeholders Call For Synergy Among Security Agencies At Airports

    …As Demuren Describes Christmas Day, 2009 Saddest Day Of His Life The former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Dr. Harold Demuren has stated that the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound United States airline’s aircraft Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian underwear bomber as the saddest day of his life as the […]

Lack Of Central Data System Major Challenge In Aviation Industry—Bernard, Finchglow GMD

  The Group Managing Director of Finchglow holdings, Mr. Bankole Bernard has said that the absence of a Central Data System(CDS) is a major challenge for  the Nigerian aviation industry. This is just as he said that the establishment of the central data system would resolve half of the many challenges the industry is facing. Bernard […]

Sustenance Of Safe, Secure Flight Operations Our Priority—Capt. Nuhu

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has restated its commitment to ensure the continued sustenance of safe and secure flight operations of the nation’s aviation industry. The Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, made this known in an interview with aviation journalists in Lagos on Thursday . Nuhu said that the regulatory agency will continue […]

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NCAA Describes Aviation Fuel Rooftop Price Critical, Unfortunate

      …Says Critical Stakeholders Working Together To Resolve Issue   As the price of aviation fuel also known as Jet-1A continues to skyrocket with airlines grumbling and buying the product between N680 and N700 per litre depending on the area, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) has described the situation the airlines found themselves […]