Ethiopian Airways crew took safety precaution, says FAAN MD

Ethiopian Airways crew took safety precaution, says FAAN MD

The Managing Director, Federal Airports  Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Capt. Hamisu Yadudu says the aborted landing of Ethiopian Airlines aircraft Boeing 777-300 aircraft is a normal safety procedure in the global aviation industry. Capt. Yadudu, speaking on the Incident insisted that the decision of the pilot to abort the first landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was industry standard. He said that pilots were encouraged to go for a go-around if the…

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240 Airbus aircraft in service with 37 operators-Airplane maker

240 Airbus aircraft in service with 37 operators-Airplane maker

Aircraft giant, Airbus said it had received 279 commercial aircraft orders from African airlines, stressing that of these, 240 are presently in service with 37 operators. Similarly, over 600 Airbus helicopters have been delivered to African customers, more than half of which are in service with customers in Southern and Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. This is coming as Airbus marks the 50th anniversary of the agreement for the Franco-German development of the…

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African airlines record 1.1% traffic rise, solid pax growth in April

African airlines record 1.1% traffic rise, solid pax growth in April

  African airlines had a 1.1 per cent traffic increase in April, which was down from 1.6% growth in March and was the slowest regional growth since early 2015 according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its global passenger traffic result for April 2019 showing that demand demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3 per cent compared to April 2018. Like Latin America, Africa is seeing some economic and political uncertainty in…

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First class travel booms in Nigeria amid global decline

First class travel booms in Nigeria amid global decline

First Class travel is disappearing at a worrying rate. But in Nigeria, it is gaining strength, further typifying the craze by wealthy Nigerians to force carriers to retain the status symbol. In other climes, many travellers are shifting to Business Class, writes WOLE SHADARE  The changing times  If you’re keen to fly first class, good luck in finding a seat. Across the board, first class has been steadily disappearing from commercial jets. In the long…

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Why domestic airlines can’t fill Nigeria Airways’ vacuum, by Sirika

Why domestic airlines can’t fill Nigeria Airways’ vacuum, by Sirika

       BASA signed to create opportunities for carriers The urge to forge ahead with the establishment of a national carrier has been attributed to huge vacuum left by domestic airlines since the demise of Nigeria Airways. Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this in a paper he made available to Woleshadarenews. The minister disclosed that no domestic airline has evolved to fill the vacuum left by Nigeria Airways since it ceased…

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Nigeria removes intra-African flight barriers

Nigeria removes intra-African flight barriers

B/Faso joins race, AFCAC to present report Nigeria and Burkina Faso have become the latest African states to sign the memorandum of implementation (MOI) for the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), removing all bilateral restrictions on intra-African flights. African air-transport liberalization is based on the 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision (YD), which was signed by 44 African Union (AU) countries and became legally binding in 2002. However, many of the original signatories have since failed to…

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Unspoiled The Place, Tokeh, Sierra Leone reaches out to Nigerian tour operators, market

Unspoiled The Place, Tokeh, Sierra Leone reaches out to Nigerian tour operators, market

 A sense of adventure is required to be tempted by this small West African nation, but Sierra Leone has more for visitors to discover than just its thought-provoking history. One of the attractions to Sierra Leone is The Place Resort, Tokeh, which has become Sierra Leone’s Premier Beach Resort. Inspired by all four of the older resorts opened six years ago is fast welcoming the same amount of international guests and help put Sierra Leone…

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N1bn uncleared facilities threaten NAMA’s automation

N1bn uncleared facilities threaten NAMA’s automation

     Akinkuotu: Agency constrained by funds Since 1998, it has been more of rhetoric than actualisation of yet-to-be-completed Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) automation and there are indications that it may remain so following delay in deployment of infrastructure. This was further worsened by the inability of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to clear the over N1 billion facilities that are still trapped at the seaport. Woleshadarenews learnt that the equipment purchased was brought into…

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NCAT IS ONE OF THE MAJOR PARTNERS TO LAAC IN ITS FORTHCOMING 23RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE.

NCAT IS ONE OF THE MAJOR PARTNERS TO LAAC IN ITS FORTHCOMING 23RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE.

The Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, Capt. Abdulsalami Muhammed has said that the management expects at least 1,500 guests for its maiden Open Day programme slated for Monday next week at the college. Muhammed also said that the essence of the programme was to sensitise the public on the activities of the college, saying that several students were ignorant of the opportunities that were abound in the sector. The programme…

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