Nick Fadugba is new chairman of African Business Aviation Association

Nick Fadugba is new chairman of African Business Aviation Association

Succeeds Fahmy, promises to take body to new heights  The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) has appointed Mr Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation Services Limited, as its new Chairman. He was appointed by AfBAA’s Board of Directors during the recent European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, and replaces Mr Tarek Ragheb, the Founding Chairman of AfBAA.  Fadugba established African Aviation Services, in 1990, with the raison d’etre of promoting aviation development…

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Shocker! Airline operators reject national airline project

Shocker! Airline operators reject national airline project

Fault members’ exclusion from committee for national carrier Set to stop VAT remittance to FG Airline operators under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) rose from a meeting with a consensus among them that national carrier which the Federal Government may have concluded plans to set up by December this year was not only unnecessary but ‘counterproductive. This recent criticism of national airline is coming at a time majority of Nigerians are clamouring…

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Global aviation leaders storm Sydney for IATA’s 74th Annual General Meeting

Global aviation leaders storm Sydney for IATA’s 74th Annual General Meeting

Leaders of the global air transport industry would gather in Sydney, Australia for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. Hosted by Qantas, the event will include addresses by Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia; Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport; and Dr Fang Liu, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).   “Sydney will be the capital of air transportation as aviation…

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Passengers Ebola screening exercise gathers momentum at airports

Passengers Ebola screening exercise gathers momentum at airports

Nigeria’s quest to tackle the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EDV) gained momentum as the Federal Government through the Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) deployed massive equipment to ensure that inbound and outbound passengers do not bring the disease into Nigeria. The use of the infrared and thermal scanners installed at the arrival and departure halls are to double sure that the virus does not find it way into the country. During a tour of the screening…

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Freight demand in Africa grew 5.6% in April and 4.1% globally – IATA

Freight demand in Africa grew 5.6% in April and 4.1% globally – IATA

African carriers saw freight demand grow 5.6% in April 2018 compared to the same month last year, after a decline of 3.4% in March. Capacity increased by 23 per cent. After a surge in international FTK volumes last year, seasonally-adjusted international freight volumes have trended downwards from a peak in late-2017 and are now at levels seen mid-2017. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in…

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National carrier project gathers momentum?

National carrier project gathers momentum?

The national carrier project may afterall come to fruition December this year, signposting a new phase in Nigeria’s aviation industry. WOLE SHADARE writes   Green light   There are indications that the proposed national carrier may after all become a reality going by flurry of activities in the past few weeks. Many had already lost hope that the much talked about national airline may be a mirage going by lip service paid to the establishment…

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Airbus appoints Eduardo Dominguez Puerta Head of Urban Air Mobility

Airbus appoints Eduardo Dominguez Puerta Head of Urban Air Mobility

    Integrates various UAM activities with new Munich-based unit Airbus has appointed Eduardo Dominguez Puerta, 40, Head of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), a new Airbus unit, effective June 1, 2018. In his new function, he will report to Patrick de Castelbajac, Executive Vice President Strategy and International.  With this appointment, Airbus is integrating all its UAM activities – except its current air vehicle projects – through the set-up of a new unit to foster coordination both vis-à-vis internal…

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Air Peace emerges company of the year

Air Peace emerges company of the year

Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace has won the “Company of the Year Award 2017” of Leadership Group. The airline received the award weeks after it was recognised as a “National Carrier of Repute” at the Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) in Umuahia, Abia State, where six of its crew members were also honoured as “Nigerian Crew Member of Repute”. Speaking at the Leadership 2017 Awards in Abuja on Thursday, Chairman of…

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SAA sets to shrink way to profitability, consolidates on Nigerian route

SAA sets to shrink way to profitability, consolidates on Nigerian route

Gets $736 million bail out funds, plans three years turnaround The Chief Executive Officer of troubled South African Airways (SAA) Vuyani Jarana said the Nigerian route and most of its high yield routes would be developed more as the carrier begins a turnaround project that would again return it to profitability. He stated that Nigeria with a population of about 180 million people is key to their market and one that should not be joked…

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