Airbus’ newest widebody A330neo in Mauritius for first time

Airbus’ newest widebody A330neo in Mauritius for first time

Visits 15 cities to test aircraft readiness for airline operations    Airbus will fly its brand new A330neo to Mauritius for the first time, as part of the final phase of test flights leading to the Type Certification of its latest mid-size wide-body airliner.     The aircraft, an A330-900 painted in the livery of launch operator TAP Air Portugal, will arrive at 12:50 am on 30th June at Sir-Seewoosagur-Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) after a flight from Kuala Lumpur…

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SAHCOL wins Air Namibia Lagos ground handling contract

SAHCOL wins Air Namibia Lagos ground handling contract

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has won the contract to provide Aviation Ground Handling services to Air Namibia at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The new contract will see SAHCOL providing unequalled Passenger, Ramp and Cargo Handling Services to the Airline from Friday, the 29th of June, 2018.   Air Namibia which is wholly owned by the Namibian Government is the National Airline of the Republic of Namibia. The airline whose flights will…

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Fraud detection: Travel agents launch new identification card

Fraud detection: Travel agents launch new identification card

National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority( NCAA) has launched the Nigerian Travel Practitioners Identification Card (NTPIC). National President of NANTA, Bernard Bankole and the launch of the identification card in Lagos said the idea of the identification card was birthed from the need to sanitize and decontaminate the downstream sector of the aviation sector. Bankole recalled that the travel practitioners, who are the so called travel…

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President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business Delegation Visits Ethiopian Airlines

President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business Delegation Visits Ethiopian Airlines

Announces Closer U.S.-Ethiopian Business Partnerships U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan led a large delegation of U.S. businesses and officials from across the U.S. government on a visit to Ethiopian Airlines. Under Secretary Kaplan met with Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam, to discuss potential ways for U.S. companies to partner with Ethiopian Airlines to achieve even greater growth, including in the construction and operation of new airports. The rest of the group toured Ethiopian…

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Iberia takes delivery of its first A350-900

Iberia takes delivery of its first A350-900

Reinforcing its long-haul services to the Americas    Spain’s flag carrier and a founding member of the IAG’s group of airlines, has taken delivery of its first of 16 A350 XWB on order, becoming the 18th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine wide-body.  The aircraft is the first A350-900 to feature the latest performance improvement package including a wing twist, extended winglets and increased maximum take-off weight capability, delivering unrivalled…

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FG to fully implement accident report recommendations

FG to fully implement accident report recommendations

The Federal Government has concluded plans to fully implement air safety recommendations released by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).  Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika who made the pledge when he received the report of the Safety Recommendation Committee headed by the Commissioner of AIB, Mr. Akin Olateru yesterday in Abuja, said the committee was set up to look into the safety recommendations made since the inception of AIB till date numbering about 130….

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ICPC recovers 17 cars from former FAAN officials

ICPC recovers 17 cars from former FAAN officials

Agency vows to recover more The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has assisted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to recover 17 cars said to have been made away by top officials of the agency who left service recently. Although, the value of the cars cannot be independently verified, a source in ICPC who spoke to New Telegraph on condition of anonymity said they run into several millions of naira. The source added that most…

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Aircraft satellite navigation: A paradigm shift?

Aircraft satellite navigation: A paradigm shift?

Despite delay, Nigeria’s satellite air navigation project is nearing completion. WOLE SHADARE writes of benefits to airlines and the aviation sector Nigeria at the brink Nigeria is at the verge of completing Performance Based Navigation (PBN) in 23 airports across the country, according to the Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Usman Muhtar. Although, Nigeria is two years behind the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requirements for states to ensure full implementation of PBN, the…

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Virgin Atlantic Top Summer Travel Tips for Families

Virgin Atlantic Top Summer Travel Tips for Families

Virgin Atlantic is excited to welcome on-board families and friends jetting off for the summer holidays. Planning is key, especially when travelling with kids and large groups. From choosing travel destinations to booking flights, sorting out travel documents, pre-ordering meals and bringing your own car seat. With the help of our ground teams and Cabin Crew, we have put together some helpful tips to help make your travel experience seamless and fun. Here’s what Frankie…

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Firm partners IOM to solve illegal migration

Firm partners IOM to solve illegal migration

NTEC 2018 winners emerge  Travel & Business News (TBN), a leading air transport magazine, recently partnered with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to organize the 2018 edition of its Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES) to admonish Nigerian youths against the dangers and challenges of Illegal Migration.  The gathering which attracted youths from Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions across the country was part of activities to mark this year’s Children and Youth Day Celebrations and also…

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