Rwand Air begins four times weekly Abuja / Kigali flight

Rwand Air begins four  times weekly Abuja / Kigali flight

…….New service offers connections to global route network East African carrier, Rwand Air ahas flagged off its Abuja/ Kigali flights offering passengers from Nigeria’s political capital opportunity to connect to its global route network. This is in addition to  the daily Lagos /Kigali  flight separately operated by the carrier. The four weekly service according to its Country Manager, Ms Ibiyemi Odusi will now provide opportunity for government officials, members of the diplomatic corp and other…

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90% of N181b non-performing loans are from aviation sector, says AMCON MD

90% of N181b non-performing loans are from aviation sector, says AMCON MD

Why firm intervened in Arik, Aero The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has disclosed that 90 per cent of about N181 billion non-performing loans it purchased from various banks were from the aviation sector. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, (AMCON) Ahmed Kuru made the disclosure yesterday in a paper he presented at the 6th Nigeria Transport Awards And Lecture held at Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja, Lagos. In a lecture entitled, “AMCON’s intervention in Transport and Allied Sector; Achievements, Challenges…

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Airbus Foundation brings youth development programme to Africa

Airbus Foundation brings youth development programme to Africa

Trained more than 1000 students in Nigeria   As part of its youth development programme in Africa launched in July 2017, the Airbus Foundation together with its partners The Little Engineer and STEM METS Resources have rolled out a series of Airbus Little Engineer workshops in Nigeria and trained more than 1,000 school students across the country. The goal of the programme is to encourage students to understand and embrace technology and ignite a passion…

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MMA2: Alaafin hails Babalakin’s vision

MMA2: Alaafin hails Babalakin’s vision

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi II, has hailed the vision of the Chairman of the Resort Group, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), for maintaining high standards of facilities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), build and operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (MMA2), a member of the Resort Group. The foremost Yoruba monarch who is also the Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) expressed pleasant surprise that almost 11 years down the lane,…

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce pen UltraFan engine integration collaboration pact

Airbus, Rolls-Royce pen UltraFan engine integration collaboration pact

Airbus and Rolls-Royce have signed a collaboration agreement for the integration of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan® demonstrator for flight testing. The integration solutions demonstration will be co-funded by Clean Sky 2, the European Union research programme focused on developing technology to reduce emissions.  UltraFan is a scalable jet engine design suitable for wide body or single-aisle aircraft and offers a 25 percent fuel efficiency improvement over the first-generation of Rolls-Royce Trent engine.  One element of the UltraFan…

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Social media influencers compete to win paid trip to Russia

Social media influencers compete to win paid trip to Russia

Lufthansa Nigeria has launched the ‘#FlyLufthansaToRussia’ campaign to give customers an opportunity to experience Russia in all its glory.   This exciting campaign is in partnership with selected social media influencers, who will join one lucky fan to Russia in June, 2018.   Award-winning tourism expert and CEO of Social Prefect Tours, Chiamaka Obuekwe (@socialprefect), has been selected as one of the three social media influencers, along with popular Nigerian comedian, Nosa Afolabi (@lasisielenu) and…

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Tornado successor: Team Eurofighter presents offer to Germany

Tornado successor: Team Eurofighter presents offer to Germany

On the eve of the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018, Airbus and Eurofighter GmbH have submitted their offer to the German Ministry of Defence for a replacement of the Bundeswehr’s ageing Tornado combat aircraft, which was developed in the 1960s, and have established the Eurofighter as its ideal successor.   Currently, the German Air Force is planning to phase out the Tornado from 2025 onwards and to transfer capabilities to another weapon system.    As the Eurofighter…

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Effective crew management as antidote to pilot errors

Effective crew management as antidote to pilot errors

The airline industry has had years of experience in addressing airlines’ Crew Resource Management (CRM), which carriers appear not to be adhering to, thereby causing unavoidable accidents in the country. WOLE SHADARE reports   Associated Airlines prepared for crash On October 3, 2013, an Embraer 120ER with registration 5N-BJY, a chartered flight, departed Lagos to Akure on an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The Captain was the Pilot Flying (PF) and the First Officer was the…

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Ultra long range A350 XWB completes first flight

Ultra long range A350 XWB completes first flight

Singapore Airlines to resume world’s longest commercial flights  The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB, MSN 216, has successfully completed its first flight. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines in second half 2018.  The aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines has embarked on a short flight test programme to…

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