Dana forced to disembark passengers over technical fault

Dana forced to disembark passengers over technical fault

*Blocks runway  …Airport closed for an hour   A Dana plane got stuck on the threshhold of the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri as the airplane, an MD 83 plane was planning for take-off. The front wheel (front tyres) got locked forcing difficulty for a taxi preparatory for take-off. The Dana flight was going to Lagos from Owerri when the incident occured. The incident which happened at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo airport, Owerri, left some…

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El-Rufai inks deal with Boku Air, begins Kaduna-Abuja air shuttle services

El-Rufai inks deal with Boku Air, begins Kaduna-Abuja air shuttle services

  ….I’m confident it will be viable-Governor A new full-fledged airline has joined the many carriers operating in the country to provide unrivaled services to travellers who yearn for on-time flight arrival, departure and high level professionalism. To show the confidence he reposes in the carrier, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Quorum Aviation Ltd, QAL, to operate air shuttle services to Abuja and Lagos. According to…

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NANTA Celebrates World Tourism Day

NANTA Celebrates World Tourism Day

  Partners IOD On Tourism Affairs In commemoration of the World Tourism Day which is celebrated on every 27 September all over the world since 1980, The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) has joined the rest of the world in celebrating the memorable event.   To commence the opening ceremony of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) Annual Convention and to mark the august event being celebrated around the world, NANTA alongside…

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Air France acquires first A350-900 plane

Air France acquires first A350-900 plane

Europe’s mega carrier, Air France has taken delivery of its first A350-900, the world’s most efficient all new design wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive Officer and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, by Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer during a ceremony held in Toulouse, France.  Air France would deploy the A350-900 fleet on its transatlantic…

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LEADERSHIP Newspaper Editor Emerges Best Aviation Writer of The Year, 2019 

LEADERSHIP Newspaper Editor Emerges Best Aviation Writer of The Year, 2019 

It was a night of glory for Leadership Newspaper at the 13th Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award where it’s Assistant Business Editor, Anthony Awunor emerged the best aviation writer for the year 2019. The annual award ceremony, which was held at the Lagos Airport Hotel, recently witnessed the crème-de-la-crème of the society, especially in politics, business, and entertainment, property, banking, ICT, media and others. Awunor, LEADERSHIP Newspaper aviation writer was announced as winner of ‘Aviation Writer…

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ICAO 40th Assembly: IATA raises high expectations

ICAO 40th Assembly: IATA raises high expectations

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed high expectations for the outcomes of the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), that began yesterday in Montreal, Canada. Consequently, the clearing house for global airlines has equally encouraged ICAO member states to continue to support the industry’s efforts to address its climate change impacts would be at the top of the agenda. Director-General and CEO of IATA, Alexandre de Juniac disclosed that three years…

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Boeing begins $50 million compensation to B737 MAX victims’ families

Boeing begins $50 million compensation to B737 MAX victims’ families

Aircraft giant has concluded plans to pay $50 million in financial assistance to the families of more than 300 victims of the two 737 Max crashes, the company announced Monday. The Boeing Financial Assistance Fund set aside for the victims’ relatives is half of a $100 million pledge “to address family and community needs of those affected by the tragedies,” announced in July. Boeing said the other half of the fund will support education and…

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Furore over execution of AIB’s safety guide

Furore over execution of AIB’s safety guide

Of what use is accident reports if safety recommendations are not going to be implemented? WOLE SHADARE x-rays some of the bottlenecks that have led to a spat between Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over safety related matters Engines for change For months, the controversy had centred on the propriety of implementing safety recommendations of Accident Investigation Bureau after an accident occurs. For clarity, Nigeria’s AIB is an agency…

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Lagos, Abuja airports get Cat 3 aviation safety tools

Lagos, Abuja airports get Cat 3 aviation safety tools

….To begin installation soon The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has taken delivery of consignments of equipment for category 3 Instrument Landing Systems/Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS/DME) for Lagos and Abuja airports. The consignments which were cleared over the weekend from Apapa wharf are already at the premises of the agency in Lagos. Speaking on this development, the Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said installation of these landing aids which will commence soon, is…

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I78-year old tour company, Thomas Cook collapses, 150,000 travellers stranded

I78-year old tour company, Thomas Cook collapses, 150,000 travellers stranded

  British Tour Company Thomas Cook collapsed early Monday after failing to secure emergency funding, leaving tens of thousands of vacationers stranded abroad. The British government said the return of the 178-year-old firm’s 150,000 British customers now in vacation spots across the globe would be the largest repatriation in its peacetime history. The process began Monday and officials warned that delays are inevitable. The Civil Aviation Authority said Thomas Cook has ceased trading, its four…

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