Corporate Governance: NAHCO CEO Commends Company’s Board

Corporate Governance: NAHCO CEO Commends Company’s Board

The certification of seven current and past members of the Board of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc. by the Corporate Governance Rating System (CGRS) has been lauded by the Company’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Yakubu, as highly remarkable, confirming the high corporate governance principles on which the operations of the Company are based. The CGRS, a joint initiative between The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) was…

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How ease of doing business triggered efficiency in airport operations-Captain Yadudu

How ease of doing business triggered efficiency in airport operations-Captain Yadudu

Director of Airports Operations, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu has said that the Ease of Doing Business has brought about a lot of efficiency in airport operations and synergy among security agencies. This is just as he said the authority is now a subscriber to the Airport Service Quality Program(ASP) an ICAO program that uses data gathering to help the agency measure its passengers reactions to all levels of its operations…

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Metro Aviation places order for 25 Airbus EC145e helicopters

Metro Aviation places order for 25 Airbus EC145e helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has announced that Metro Aviation Inc. had ordered an unprecedented 25 EC145e helicopters that it will place into service providing air medical transport and other aerial services. It is one of the larger commercial helicopter orders ever booked by the U.S. based company. Metro was the first customer in the world for the lighter weight and lower cost version of the EC145 when it was launched by Airbus Helicopters in 2015, placing…

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Air safety: FG to makes provision for perimeter fencing in 2019 budget appropriation

Air safety: FG to makes provision for perimeter fencing in 2019 budget appropriation

Raises concern over airport security Worried about the spate of runway incursions across airports in the country, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is to capture the construction of perimeter fences in all airports in the 2019 budget. The general manager public affairs FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu in an interview in Lagos said, the issue of security across the airport remained a great concern to the organisation. Yakubu explained that the incident at Akure…

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Riding Nigeria’s retiring jetliners to graveyard

Riding Nigeria’s retiring jetliners to graveyard

Welcome to the unlikely epicenter of one of the few booming sectors of the global aviation industry –dismantling, recycling and crushing of aircraft that are no longer needed by airlines with older, inefficient jets that cannot be filled or sold. WOLE SHADARE writes Thirteen jets for boneyard Landing in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, one of the first things visitors see as they peer out of their airplane’s windows is the moss-covered metal carcasses of what…

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FG earns N73bn from passenger charge, others in 2017

FG earns N73bn from passenger charge, others in 2017

The Federal Government, through the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), raked in N36,554,35:00 on Passenger Service Charge (PSC) from passengers leaving the country in 2017, Woleshadare.net has learnt. This was contained in a report from the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), obtained by our correspondent. Also, government generated N37 billion going by the exchange rate of N360 to to a Dollar from $20 security levy collected from little over five million passengers exiting the…

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Airline names two directors

Airline names two directors

The Board of Medview Airline Plc has appointed Ambassador Babatunde Olanrewaju Ajisomo and Fatima Ummi Idris as its directors. The airline said it had also informed the company’s shareholders, The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and other stakeholders of the appointments. A statement from the company said that the appointments would, however, be subjected to the ratification of the shareholders at its next Annual General Meeting (AGM). Ajisomo joined the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in…

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Nigeria to deploy safety tool for airspace safety

Nigeria to deploy safety tool for airspace safety

Equipment pass factory acceptance test in Norway NAMA calibrates navaids In a bid to improve Nigeria’s airspace safety, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has concluded arrangements for the deployment of four stand-alone JOTRON high-powered, Very High Frequency (VHF) long range communication radios, each to be installed in Lagos West and Lagos East as well as Kano West and Kano East Area Control Centres (ACCs). Towards this end, the agency has conducted a successful inspection and Factory Acceptance…

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How Lagos humidity triggers sign in aircraft cockpit, by pilots, AVSEC

How Lagos humidity triggers sign in aircraft cockpit, by pilots, AVSEC

 A team of security agencies have brainstormed over the incessant allegations of aircraft compartment opening and arrived at a conclusion that the high humidity currently experienced in Lagos and particularly at the Lagos airport have triggered signs in the cockpit of opening of luggage compartments of airplanes. Head, Murtala Muhammed Airport International Airport Security, Mr. Oni Adedamola said, “I can authoritatively inform you that it is not correct. I want to speak because I was opportuned…

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Arik, Aero too big to fail, lawmakers tell govt.

Arik, Aero too big to fail, lawmakers tell govt.

Laud AMCON’s intervention in carriers  We have capacity to handle all aircraft in Nigeria-Ado Sanusi The Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency, Sir Jones Chukwudi Onyereri has pleaded with the Federal Government to ensure that troubled Nigerian carriers, Arik Air and Aero Contractors are revived. Onyereri made the disclosure when his committee visited the airlines’ facilities in Lagos to ascertain the level of support they have received from the Assets Management Corporation…

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