Extreme bad weather: NAMA installs cat III ILS in Abuja, Lagos

Extreme bad weather: NAMA installs cat III ILS in Abuja, Lagos

To ensure the smooth landing of aircraft during extremely bad weather, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA says it is presently installing category III Instruments of Landing Systems ILS in Abuja and Lagos as pilot projects The Managing Director of  NAMA, Capt Fola Akinkuotu who disclosed this at the Airport Business Summit and Expo ABSE in Abuja said it was aimed at tackling the problem encountered by pilots during the harmattan season when trying to land….

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National carrier, facility upgrade to boost aviation revival, says Lindfield

National carrier, facility upgrade to boost aviation revival, says Lindfield

Despite infrastructural challenges, the successful floating of a national carrier and the provision of basic facilities could make the country’s aviation blossom.  Country Manager Virgin Atlantic Airways, Samuel Lindfield made the disclosure to Woleshadare at the side-line of a meeting he held with the media recently.  He stated that the national carrier, Nigeria Air would be a win-win situation for all stakeholders, bring more revenue to the country and provide better choices and competition among airlines in…

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Experts: Lagos not yet strong aviation hub despite N800b investments

Experts: Lagos not yet strong aviation hub despite N800b investments

Strong airline needed to strengthen MMIA axis Despite about N800 billion spent to bring Nigeria’s airports, especially the Murtala Muhammed Airport, to international standards through remodelling seven years ago, stakeholders have registered their displeasure over inability of the aerodrome to attain a hub status. Ranked as the fifth busiest airport in Africa, with an average of 10, 383, 452 pas­senger traffic achieved in 2017, not a experts believe that the Mur­tala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA),…

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Nigeria’s aircraft maintenance hangar’s a mirage

Nigeria’s aircraft maintenance hangar’s a mirage

There is no major aircraft maintenance facility in Nigeria and West Africa. While the Uyo facility is ‘moribund’, Nigeria is yet to chart a path for national hangar. WOLE SHADARE writes Uyo MRO rots away Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at Uyo Airport, Akwa Ibom is almost moribund despite over $150 million that had been sunk into a project that started nearly 10 years ago. The facility was built to cater for maintenance of Boeing 737…

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At summit, experts lament bad policy on cargo exportation

At summit, experts lament bad policy on cargo exportation

 Experts in the cargo and aviation sectors have lamented government’s lackadaisical attitude, citing it as the reason for the lack of growth of exportation of agro produce from the country.  Speaking at the agro export air logistics seminar of the Airport Business Summit and Expo in Abuja, speakers were of the views that sound government policies will raise the standard and quality of goods to be exported  In his welcome address, the convener of the…

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First ultra long range A350 XWB rolls out of paint-shop

First ultra long range A350 XWB rolls out of paint-shop

The first ultra long Range Airbus A350 XWB to be delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines has rolled out of the paint-shop in the carrier’s distinctive livery. Now at an advanced stage of production, the aircraft will undergo further testing before being delivered to the airline in the coming months.   Singapore Airlines has ordered seven A350-900 ultra long range aircraft, and all of them are in various stages of assembly. The first aircraft to…

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British Airways Extends promo fares for summer

British Airways Extends promo fares for summer

British mega carrier, British Airways has extended the “BA Promo for Two” Summer Fare Offer that was introduced last week due to the demand from their esteemed customers. The fare in Business class still starts from as low as $2391 per person and it’s opened to customers flying from Lagos or Abuja to London. The offer is now only available for two weeks starting from Wednesday, July 25th to Tuesday, August 7th. Customers are advised…

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IATA, ACI partner UN on human trafficking

IATA, ACI partner UN on human trafficking

Clearing house for global airlines, International Air Transport Association (IATA) has partnered with the Airport Council International (ACI) to support the United Nations World Day AgainstTrafficking in Persons. The two bodies emphasized their joint commitment and work to help combat human trafficking. Aviation connects the world, carrying more than four billion passengers a year, but this global network is also used nefariously by traffickers to transport people against their will. Airlines and airports are determined…

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Overland Airways raises Jalingo flights

Overland Airways raises Jalingo flights

Overland Airways has announced that it would begin its Abuja-Jalingo route daily, except on Saturdays. This takes effect July 29, 2018.This is up from its initial three times weekly flights on the route. The Chief Operating Officer of Overland Airways, Mrs. Aanu Benson, explained that the increased flight frequency between the two cities had become necessary considering the traffic demand on the route, adding that it was an evidence of quality service, passengers’ confidence and…

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National Assembly approves N45B payment to Nigeria Airways ex-workers

National Assembly approves N45B payment to Nigeria Airways ex-workers

Succour came the way of over 3000 workers of liquidated Nigeria Airways as the National Assembly late Tuesday approved the final payment of their N45 billion severance benefits.  The signing of the final approval was the last assignment the lawmakers carried out before they embarked on a two months recess.  The sudden approval may not be unconnected with the desire of the Federal Government to settle the former workers of the defunct carrier to pave the way…

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