Airbus’ commercial aircraft environment robust, rakes in € 12.5 billion Q1

Airbus’ commercial aircraft environment robust, rakes in € 12.5 billion Q1

     Delivered 162 commercial aircraft Q1 2018     A320 Family prog on track to reach 60 aircraft per month by mid-2019   Aircraft giant, Airbus reported First Quarter (Q1) 2019 consolidated financial results and maintained its guidance for the full-year.  “The first quarter underlying financials mainly reflect our commercial aircraft ramp-up and delivery phasing,” said Airbus Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Faury. “The commercial aircraft market remains robust and we continue to see good prospects in the helicopters…

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Suntai’s flight of doom as regulator’s albatross

Suntai’s flight of doom as regulator’s albatross

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)’s report of the accident involving late former Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai, brings to the fore the weak regulatory oversight of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), writes WOLE SHADARE The long wait It took seven years for Nigerians and all those associated with aviation whether in Nigeria or elsewhere to know exactly the circumstance that led to the crash of ex-governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai’s Cessna 172 aircraft….

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NIMET: 2019’ll be hottest year in Nigeria

NIMET: 2019’ll be hottest year in Nigeria

…says there’ll be lot of meningitis, measles ·        Hospitals witness admission for heat-related illness From the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) came a grim picture of hot temperature across the country, with weather experts saying that 2019 would go down as the hottest year in Nigeria so far. Technical Assistant to Director-General of Ni- MET, Dr. Mansur Matazu,told Woleshadarenews that the blistering heat would lead to more deadly diseases like Meningitis and measles that are prevalent in most…

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Airport Business, ABSE holds expo May 2-3, 2019 in Lagos

Airport Business, ABSE holds expo May 2-3, 2019 in Lagos

 Theme: “Airport Economies:Consolidation of Air Transport Services” An event tagged the ‘Airport Business Summit and Expo’ is holding in Lagos on May 2-3 at the Raddison Blu Hotel, Ikeja. The event is held  annually to further share thoughts and information on current challenges in the airport sub-sector of the aviation industry. The deliberation at the summit is centred on helping operators, investors and the airport business community to find a common ground of prosperity. The…

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FAAN Collaborates With ANAP On Union Leaders’ Training Programme

FAAN Collaborates With ANAP On Union Leaders’ Training Programme

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in partnership with the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) has facilitated a 3-day training programme for newly elected executive members of the union drawn from the Lagos State chapter of FAAN branch. The training programme tagged: “2019 May Day Retreat” which ran from 25th to 27th April, 2019 at Bezeer Hotel, Ota in Ogun State was administered by Ever Tech Systems Consulting, a Manpower Development, IT and…

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NAMA replaces all VHF radio to guarantee airspace safety

NAMA replaces all VHF radio to guarantee airspace safety

Accelerates communications upgrade To boost the clarity of radio communication especially at the upper airspace, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has replaced all the Very High Frequency (VHF) radios at the existing eight remote sites in Lagos, Kano, Wukari, Sokoto, Ilorin, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Maiduguri. The agency has also added six new sites in Jos, Kaduna, Yola, Enugu, Benin and Calabar, Cross Rivers State making a total of fourteen VHF sites spread across…

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Airport drug cartel: The inside story

Airport drug cartel: The inside story

  Nigeria is obviously grazing the surface of the nation’s booming drug trade. Despite the huge investment by both Nigeria and foreign countries, especially, the United States, which donated some body scanners to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) some years ago, traffickers are daily emboldened in carrying out their nefarious activities using the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Abuja airport. The drug barons who head the cartels and their couriers don’t…

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FG vows to tackle radio communication challenges

FG vows to tackle radio communication challenges

 The Federal Government has vowed to tackle the challenges in the area of radio communications to ensure a safer sky.  The Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Folayele Akinkuotu said his agency was committed to a safe and efficient airspace reinforced with a first rate radio communications system for the country.  Akinkuotu stated this while was addressing an Air Controllers/Pilot Interactive Session in Lagos with the theme “Enhancing Safety of Flight Operations.”…

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Airspace boycott by airlines cut NAMA’s revenue base

Airspace boycott by airlines cut NAMA’s revenue base

There are indications that the revenue of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has drastically dwindled due to loss of revenue from over-flier charges which form the bulk of the agency’s revenue. The paucity of funds has seriously affected the smooth running of the agency. Failure to quickly resolve the issue could further plunge the parastatal further into crisis. NAMA is self-sustaining. It generates its own resource and funds most of its projects from internally…

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AIB’s safety recommendations have improved our processes-NCAA DG

AIB’s safety recommendations have improved our processes-NCAA DG

  Says agencies to collaborate to improve safer skies   To enable the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) comply with the requirements of the Act and the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)  regulations, the aviation regulatory body disclosed that it has constituted a team of inspectors from the different technical areas and specialties of Airworthiness, Flight Operations, Air Navigation Services, Personnel Licensing and Aerodrome Operations.  The Director General of NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman in a statement…

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