Disaster averted as Turkish Airline plane tyres burst on landing at Port-Harcourt Airport

Disaster averted as Turkish Airline plane tyres burst on landing at Port-Harcourt Airport

  Wole Shadare Disaster was averted early today when Turkish Airline was involved in serious incident of damage tyres upon landing at the Port-Harcourt International Airport. The incident according to a top official of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Ooccured at 03.30 hours. The source said passengers were safe upon arrival, adding that passengers who were expected to depart with the aircraft were kept in a hotel in line with international practice. He further…

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Mixed fortune for aviation in 2019

Mixed fortune for aviation in 2019

   2019 was a memorable year for aviation in Nigeria,  with a mixture of positive and negative aviation developments, Wole Shadare writes From failures to triumphs, 2019 has been a year of turbulence in the aviation industry. Last year,  Nigeria’s aviation sector played host to the good, the bad and the ugly. But what’s in store for 2020, and what can we expect from not only the airlines but the entire sector? Declining profitability Aviation had been in something…

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AIB sets to release VP crash report, others

AIB sets to release VP crash report, others

  Bureau attains 85% implementation rate Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru has disclosed that the agency is at the verge of releasing ten final reports in the next 90 days. Among the reports are those involving Vice-President Osinbajo’s helicopter crash which occurred few months ago and others that occurred over 12 years ago which reports are yet to be made public. The Bureau is set to release reports of some current accidents and…

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AIB releases report on Med-View’s plane accident

AIB releases report on Med-View’s plane accident

  The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Sunday released the preliminary report on an accident involving a Boeing 737-500 aircraft operated by Med-View Airline. The General Manager of Public Affairs, AIB, Mr. Tunde Oketunbi, said in a statement in Lagos that investigation on the crash was still ongoing while the final report on the incident would be released at the conclusion of the investigation. The aircraft with registration marks 5N-BQM was en route the Murtala…

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Intruder emerges from bush, climbs taxiing Air Peace Owerri bound plane

Intruder emerges from bush, climbs taxiing Air Peace Owerri bound plane

Man mistook it for overseas flight Resisted arrest, FAAN called for reinforcement Exactly six months after a Nigerien identified as Usman Adamu beat Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos   security network to climb a parked Azman aircraft preparing for take-off, there was confusion and apprehension at the Lagos airport Friday morning when as a yet-to-be-identified man mounted a taxing Air Peace plane. The man was later arrested by security operatives who were notified by the pilot of a…

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Arik makes air return over oil leak mid air

Arik makes air return over oil leak mid air

An Arik Air aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 NG aircraft operating flight W3 740 from Lagos to Port Harcourt this morning made an air return back to Lagos due to oil indication light. The aircraft was on its climb when the pilot in command noticed the indication light and as a safety precaution opted to return to airport of departure, Lagos.   In a statement, Communications Manage for the airlo, Mr. Banji Ola, says, “The Captain…

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Visa-on-arrival: Dissecting gains, challenges

Visa-on-arrival: Dissecting gains, challenges

    Would an Africa in which Africans require no visas to travel boost prospects for intra-continental trade? WOLE SHADARE writes that the advantages far outweighs short comings if Africa must promote trade, commerce and overcome the hurdles of intra-African travels Policy change Sometimes, unilateral openings pay. Federal Government’s decision to extend the “visa-on-arrival” facility to all African countries is a welcome decision and one that would have great impact on trade, investments and tourism. Despite fears…

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BRITISH AIRWAYS TRIALS 3D PRINTING TO IMPROVE PUNCTUALITY AND REDUCE EMISSIONS CAUSED BY FLYING SPARE PARTS AROUND THE WORLD

BRITISH AIRWAYS TRIALS 3D PRINTING TO IMPROVE PUNCTUALITY AND REDUCE EMISSIONS CAUSED BY FLYING SPARE PARTS AROUND THE WORLD

  British Airways’ tech experts say the possibilities for 3D printing in aviation are limitless and share predictions of how 3D printers could transform the industry In the future machines could routinely be used to create aircraft parts, reducing delays for customers Initiative is part of airline’s flight path to net zero carbon emissions by 2050   British Airways is exploring the possibility of using 3D printers to create aircraft parts in the future. These…

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Huge economic waste!

Huge economic waste!

  How states abandoned N542bn airport projects   Bayelsa State, with over N60 billion investment on its airport, is yet to get approval to put it to use just as eight other states spent huge sums of money only to abandon their airport projects, WOLE SHADARE reports It is normal for state governors to dream big, achieve high level of independence for their states and take decisions that will boost tourism generally. This perhaps could…

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