IAG, British Airways Sign Deal With Boeing For 42 777X Aircraft

IAG, British Airways Sign Deal With Boeing For 42 777X Aircraft

International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, has signed an agreement with Boeing committing to purchasing up to 42 777X aircraft, which included 18 orders and 24 options. According to Boeing, the commitment is valued at up to $18.6bn at list prices and will be reflected in the company’s Orders and Deliveries website once concluded. The development is the latest step by British Airways in modernizing its fleet. Over the past few years,…

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Africa seeks speedy progress with ‘Open Skies’ action

Africa seeks speedy progress with ‘Open Skies’ action

The Aviation Africa Summit and exhibition was opened yesterday by Rwandan President, H.E. Paul Kagame with a strong message of support for the aviation industry along with a reaffirmed determination to see Africa progress with its ‘Open Skies’ actions.  President Kagame was chairperson of the African Union (AU) in 2018 when the agreement for the introduction of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) was signed by African nations.   “Sixteen countries in Africa are…

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Imperative of Nigeria’s Air Space Mgt Systems

Imperative of Nigeria’s Air Space Mgt Systems

In recent times, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is beginning to address some key issues, particularly in the areas of communication and human management. WOLE SHADARE writes   Turnaround In 2013, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) listed Nigeria as one of the 14 countries in Africa that had achieved effective air safety implementation above the global average of 61 per cent. That was heart-warming for an airspace that was problematic and made many…

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26 African states comply with global aviation rules

26 African states comply with global aviation rules

Continent progresses in safety There are indications that only 26 African countries out of 54 who are signatory to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) convention are regulating their country’s aviation in accordance with the global aviation regulatory body’s Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPS),Woleshadarenews has learnt. IATA declined to list the 26 airlines and those that are yet to comply with the SARPs. Nigeria is however, not part of them as an IATA chief who pleaded…

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Newrest ASL: Trials spur delisting from NSE

Newrest ASL: Trials spur delisting from NSE

Inclement operating environment has compelled Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc. (formerly Airline Services and Logistics Plc) to plot its exit from the local bourse. CHRIS UGWU writes Despite of the improvement and innovation accompanying the deregulation and privatization of airline services in Nigeria, there are some challenges still prevalent in the system. These include inadequate stand for airline users, flight information and public address systems echoes, poor customer relations, flight delay, missing luggage and personal items…

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Telcos bemoan N3.4bn NCAA’s yearly fee demand

Telcos bemoan N3.4bn NCAA’s yearly fee demand

  …say multiple regulations frustrating business   Telecoms operators in the country are currently unsettled over demands by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for renewal of Aviation Height Clearance (AHC) fee totalling N3.3 billion. Our correspondent  gathered that the fee covers cost of renewal and inspection of base station sites across the country by the aviation regulator. While the telcos had over the years complained about multiple taxation and multiple regulations in the sector, the…

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Aviation ground handling firms’ price war threatens safety

Aviation ground handling firms’ price war threatens safety

NAHCo MD seeks NCAA’s intervention   Except an urgent intervention is done by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the raging price war between two foremost aviation ground handling firms, the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCo) and Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCOL) may lead to serious safety compromise in the sector, Woleshadarenews has learnt. This would also help to restore normalcy to the industry. A top official of one of the firms told our correspondent…

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SAHCO Plc inks deal to handle operations at new Bayelsa airport

SAHCO Plc inks deal to handle operations at new Bayelsa airport

Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Bayelsa State Government to be the official ground handling provider in the Bayelsa International Airport. SAHCO was chosen to be the only aviation Ground Handling company to cater for passenger handling services, ramp handling, cargo and warehousing amongst other aviation Ground Handling activities in the new airport because of its safe, speedy and efficient services. SAHCO has therefore made history…

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Polls: Passengers response to Arik, Aero fare cut high

Polls: Passengers response to Arik, Aero fare cut high

Many travellers are taking advantage of the fare cut introduced by Arik and Aero Contractors to travel to their wards to cast their votes in the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Saturday. A visit to the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos showed that the airlines, particularly Arik has been making huge fortune from the promo fares, which is to encourage many people to travel to cast their votes. Woleshadarenews saw…

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FG’s Intervention in Arik, Aero saved over 3, 000 jobs- Minister

FG’s Intervention in Arik, Aero saved over 3, 000 jobs- Minister

Nigeria’s airspace one of world’s safest Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has expressed happiness with the present state of Arik and Aero Contractors, adding that the intervention by the Federal Government to rescue the two carriers helped to save what he said would have been catastrophic to the aviation. The quick intervention of the two airlines helped to save over 3,000 jobs and the dearth of more aviation professionals. The two airlines are today still…

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