Aircraft tampering: NCAA DG set to appear in court

Aircraft tampering: NCAA DG set to appear in court

Topbrass, signatory to Cape Town convention, says Usman The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that it would take cautious steps to respond to allegation of aircraft tampering levelled against it by the owners of TopBrass, Mr. Roland Iyayi. Rather, the regulatory agency said that it intended to meet the airline operator in court to challenge the several allegations against it. Capt. Muhtar Usman, the Director-General of NCAA stated this in his office at the…

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Republic of Korea Air Force receives first Airbus A330 MRTT

Republic of Korea Air Force receives first Airbus A330 MRTT

 The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft.  The new-generation A330 MRTT extends the endurance and range of the ROKAF’s fighter aircraft, and provides the service with strategic transport capability for passengers and freight.  In South Korean service the A330 MRTT will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, be equipped with the Airbus Refuelling Boom System, and can be configured in…

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FAAN collapses make shift tents at P/H airport

FAAN collapses make shift tents at P/H airport

Moves local flight operations to old terminal   Following the recent commissioning and movement of international operations to the new international terminal at the Port Harcourt International Airport, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has collapsed the make shift tent at the airport.  With this development, all domestic arrivals have now been moved to the old international terminal.  Also, the former local departure lounge will henceforth serve as local arrival hall, while the erstwhile…

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Panic over bomb scare on Air Peace’s Abuja flight

Panic over bomb scare on Air Peace’s Abuja flight

It is false alarm, say FAAN, airline “Passenger taken into custody Passengers on Air Peace’s flight P4 7141 from Abuja to Lagos were today thrown into panic over fear that explosive had been planted on board the flight. The panic and alarm raised by passengers forced the crew to make an emergency air return back to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Woleshadarenews learnt that on landing in Abuja, security experts from Nigeria Police Bomb…

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US aviation team begins security assessment of Lagos airport

US aviation team begins security assessment of Lagos airport

A three-man United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) team has commenced a routine assessment of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja.  Spokesman for NCAA, Sam Adurogboye disclosed that the team’s visit was to observe the implementation of Aviation Security (AVSEC) measures and to also conduct inspection on recommended TSA security procedures for its air carriers (Delta Airlines).  He stated that the TSA’s Annual Airport Assessment visit had since begun on the  January 28th to February 1, 2019….

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Much ado about aircraft simulator

Much ado about aircraft simulator

Many years after the idea was mooted, Nigeria may afterall be at the verge of having aircraft simulators for pilots, crew training. WOLE SHADARE writes that the centre will create jobs for professionals as obtained in other African countries   The struggle Nigeria is still struggling to have aircraft simulator centre more than six years after the Federal Government proposed to establish the centre in Lagos. More jobs in aviation would have been created had Federal Government…

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Banks withhold N700 million ex-airways workers’ pay

Banks withhold N700 million ex-airways workers’ pay

Ex-workers ‘mistakenly’ paid twice Office of the Nigeria’s Accountant General is at loggerheads with eight major banks in the country as the banks ‘illegally’ withhold the over N700 million the federal government mistakenly paid into the accounts of some former workers of the Nigeria Airways in their banks.  A top source in the office of the Accountant General lamented to Woleshadarenews the ‘unprofessional attitude of the banks’ has created tension between them, the Accountant General’s office and…

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NCAT: Aviation sector’s aging workforce in check

NCAT: Aviation sector’s aging workforce in check

 FG to procure trainer aircraft Rector, Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Mohammed Abdulsalam, has said that the aging workforce, which raised serious concern in the foremost aviation institution, is being tackled head long. The rector, who spoke to Woleshadarenews in Zaria, Kaduna State, disclosed that the quality of teaching in NCAT had helped to adequately tackle fear of crisis in the sector going by the number of pilots, engineers, air traffic controllers and others that…

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EASA certifies A330neo for “beyond 180 minutes” ETOPS

EASA certifies A330neo for “beyond 180 minutes” ETOPS

  The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the A330-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This significant achievement means that operators of the A330neo, which is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, will benefit from the most efficient, reliable and direct long-range routings. The approval, which includes ETOPS 180min capability in the aircraft’s basic specification, now also includes the option for ‘ETOPS 285min’. This extends the potential…

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SAA, AWA sign interline deal to Washington via Accra  

SAA, AWA sign interline deal to Washington via Accra   

South African Airways has signed an interline e-ticket agreement with Africa World Airlines to offer Nigeria travellers seamless connection to Washington DC, USA via Accra. The South African Airways and Africa World Airlines partnership will result in one flight ticket issue to intending passengers flying to Washington from either Lagos or Abuja in Nigeria. With 37 frequencies weekly flights from Lagos and Abuja to Accra, Africa World Airlines provides veritable connection service to feed the…

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