Excitement as airport cab driver returns $2, 400 found in car

Excitement as airport cab driver returns $2, 400 found in car

Ayeni recounts experience, lauds ACHAN One of the drivers of Airport Car Hire Association of Nigeria (ACHAN), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Mr. Adeniyi Olayinka has returned a sum of $2, 400 (N888, 000) and an international passport forgotten by a passenger in his car to the passenger. Olayinka told journalists at the airport that he discovered the items in an envelope left behind by the passenger on the back seat of the car…

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NUATE sets to picket ASL over alleged workers’ enslavement, others

NUATE sets to picket ASL over alleged workers’ enslavement, others

The National Union of air Transport Employees (NUATE) has concluded plans to picket Skycare Catering Services (ASL) to protest what the union described as “inhuman, unjust and unlawful” condition of work as the aviation company. The group stated that such conditions include but not limited to employment without employment letters, no terms of engagement or conditions of service, arbitrary terminations, victimisation of the basis of joining and holding office 1 a trade union, refusal to…

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Air France-KLM ink deal for 60 A220 aircraft

Air France-KLM ink deal for 60 A220 aircraft

 With an order book of 551 aircraft as of end of June 2019, the A220 has all the credentials to win the lion’s share of the 100-to-150-seat aircraft market, estimated to represent 7,000 aircraft over the next 20 years. Consequently, the Air France–KLM Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 60 A220-300 aircraft to modernise its fleet. By acquiring the industry’s most efficient and technologically advanced single-aisle aircraft, the airline will benefit from…

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FAAN decries attack on workers by VIPs’ security personnel at Lagos airport

FAAN decries attack on workers by VIPs’ security personnel at Lagos airport

The regional general manager, South West airports, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Mrs Victoria Shin-Aba has decried the incessant attacks on airport officials over indiscriminate parking of vehicles in an unauthorised areas at the airport by uniform men and escort personnel. Shin-Aba, who spoke with journalists in her office at the MMIA Lagos, expressed displeasure over the flagrant abuse of power by uniform men and escort vehicles personnel especially those with 12 vehicles in…

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Foremost aviation institution, NCAT commences OND, HND programme

Foremost aviation institution, NCAT commences OND, HND programme

Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria has commenced admission into Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Higher National Diploma (HND) and Post Graduate Diploma into various fields of academy. Capt. Abdulsalami Mohammed, the Rector of the college told journalists in Lagos that the essence of the programmes was to improve the academic knowledge of professionals in the sector. According to Mohammed, NCAT had sought and received accreditation from the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for…

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How bad policies destroy airlines –TopBrass chief

How bad policies destroy airlines –TopBrass chief

The Managing Director of TopBrass Airlines, Capt. Roland Iyayi, has exonerated Nigerian operators from the incessant collapse of airlines. He attributed their demise to the deliberate and consistent policy geared towards ensuring that the airlines that are the primary players in the industry do not survive. Iyayi, who spoke to Woleshadarenews on the sideline of aviation journalists forum in Lagos recently, said: “You have airlines failing is not because they can’t run the airlines, it…

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Local air travel: Experience dogged by apprehension

Local air travel: Experience dogged by apprehension

The recurring aircraft incidents is beginning to erode confidence in air travel, signalling a red flag about the nation’s air safety, writes WOLE SHADARE   Unsettled travelling public These days, passengers call, send emails to know what airline tickets they should buy for their trips within the country. Assurances that Nigerian airlines are very safe despite the many incidents/accidents recorded in recent times did not assuage their fears. But nothing has so unsettled the traveling public recently…

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British Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000

British Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000

  Mega carrier, British Airways has become the first operator of the larger A350-1000 as the carrier took delivery of the aircraft type at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France.  In total, BA has ordered 18 A350-1000s. Iberia which is also part of IAG already operates five of the smaller A350-900s.  BA’s A350 with its modern and comfortable Airspace cabin would usher in new levels of comfort with the launch of the Club Suite, the first…

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Editorial: Nigeria’s porous airports

Editorial: Nigeria’s porous airports

Nigeria, again, opened itself negatively to the global community about a week ago when a foreigner, precisely a Nigerien, was seen crawling out of an aircraft engine that was settling for take-off. The experience, which caught passengers and crew by surprise, no doubt, added to the myriad of embarrassing and episodic surprises the country has continued to export to the outside world. All over the world, save for some third world countries, tight security is…

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Pension: FAAN gets 14 days ultimatum over withdrawn benefits

Pension: FAAN gets 14 days ultimatum over withdrawn benefits

  Pensioners of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have given the management of the organisation two weeks to address the issue of the withdrawal of some benefits being enjoyed in the past 14 years or face industrial unrest.  This followed the stalemated meeting of July24 2019 between the ad-hoc committee put in place by the managing director to look into the issue with the pensioners.  The pensioners, under the aegis of Nigeria Union…

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