‘Why we need additional 700 air traffic controllers’

‘Why we need additional 700 air traffic controllers’

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) says it needs additional 700 Air traffic  to boost their operations in the country’s airspace. Currently, NATCA has about 400 members manning various control towers across airports in the country. The National president of NATCA,  Victor Eyaru who disclosed this to journalist in Lagos on the preparation for the hosting of the 59th IFATCA Africa & Middle East Region meeting /Workshop in Abuja from 5th March to 9th…

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OLADAPO BECOMES NAHCO’S CHAIRMAN

OLADAPO BECOMES NAHCO’S CHAIRMAN

…. AS OLUWATOYIN IS APPOINTED NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) has announced the appointment of Mr. Sehinde Fadeni Oladapo as its Chairman, Board of Directors. Oladapo takes over from Arc Usman Arabi Bello, who resigned from the position on Thursday, October 25, 2018. In a notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, (NSE), the Company stated that the appointment of Oladapo, who is the founder and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer…

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Airbus reports Nine-Month 2018 financial result

Airbus reports Nine-Month  2018 financial result

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported Nine-Month (9m) 2018 consolidated financial results and provided updated full-year guidance.  The nine-month results mainly reflect the good performance on the A350 and the aircraft delivery profile. Even though we delivered more aircraft than a year earlier, we still have a lot to do to meet our commitments,” said Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders. “On the A400M, we are progressing with the military capabilities, deliveries and retrofit….

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SAHCOL builds Nigeria’s first fuel bowser for aviation ground support

SAHCOL builds Nigeria’s first fuel bowser for aviation ground support

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) team has built a Ground Support Equipment from scratch at the SAHCOL Engineering and Maintenance workshop to fuel Aviation Ground Support equipment in Lagos. The disclosure was made by spokeswoman for SAHCOL, Mrs. Vanessa Uansohia who disclosed that the fuel bowser is the first in the history of aviation of ground handling in Nigeria to be created from scratch from locally sourced materials.   The idea according to heris create the…

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Airbus launches future of aerospace technologies in Africa  

Airbus launches future of aerospace technologies in Africa  

Airbus has released The Great Enabler: Aerospace in Africa – a White Paper on the role of aerospace technologies and their impact on socio-economic development in Africa.  The extensive report looks at how different segments of the industry can address a core set of challenges on the continent by: increasing access to healthcare; enhancing food security by making African agriculture more competitive and sustainable; promoting education, training and innovation; empowering businesses with innovative products and solutions; and…

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NAMA chief, Farouk Umar bags fellowship award

NAMA chief, Farouk Umar bags fellowship award

The Director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Farouk Ahmed Umar has been decorated with the fellowship award of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE). The award ceremony which took place at the Grand Central Hotel in Kano during the institution’s 31st Annual General Meeting and Conference attracted eminent professionals, politicians and experts from all walks of life. Farouk as he is fondly called attended Government Science Secondary…

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Experts fret over Nigeria’s huge aviation facility deficit

Experts fret over Nigeria’s huge aviation facility deficit

●IATA forecasts 8.2bn global traffic by 2037 ●Nigeria projected to hit 31m by 2030   Following the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion by 2037, aviation experts said there is need to urgently address the country’s aviation infrastructure challenges. President, Aviation Round Table (ART), Mr. Gbenga Olowo, disclosed this in a chat in Lagos. Specifically, he said that in Nigeria, it…

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P’Harcourt terminal: Risen from the ashes

P’Harcourt terminal: Risen from the ashes

The Port-Harcourt airport, which had always been adjudged as worst in the world, has suddenly shed the toga, writes WOLE SHADARE   Worst airport toga The messy state of the Port-Harcourt airport in Rivers State was once described as a shameful portrait of Nigerian aviation sector. That situation lingered for many years until the Federal Government came to the rescue to change all the narratives and helped to show that with determination, nothing is impossible….

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NAMA/ Edo govt. partner to commence night operations at Benin airport 

NAMA/ Edo govt. partner to commence night operations at Benin airport 

.. Commends NACAN’s ingenuity Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says the state government is working closely with the management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA to ensure the final installation of night landing facilities at the Benin airport Speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the 5th Annual General Meeting of the National Airtraffic Communicators Association of Nigeria (NACAN) over the weekend in Benin City, Gov. Obaseki urged NACAN to support the…

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Osubi airstrip operators owe NAMA N566 million, pay N31M 

Osubi airstrip operators owe NAMA N566 million, pay N31M 

Agency restores flight services Shoreline Oil Services Limited, operators of the Osubi airstrip has paid N31 Million out of the N566, 422, 000. 00 it owe the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Subsequently, the agency has announced the resumption of flights to the area following appeals from stakeholders and in consideration of the overall interest of the air travel public. Woleshadarenews had penultimate month reported the closure of the airstrip due to over N4 billion indebtedness…

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