High over-flier charges cut NAMA’s revenue base

High over-flier charges cut NAMA’s revenue base

The over-flier charges by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) considered to be exorbitant has forced foreign airlines to avoid the country’s airspace as they considered alternative airspace cheaper than that of the country This was disclosed by the Chief Executive of Ropeways Transport Limited, Capt. Dapo Olumide at a Colloquium with theme, “Airport Concession and Options For Airports Development in Nigeria”, put together by Publisher NTM, Simon Tumba. His words, “Foreign airlines are avoiding…

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How Bristow helicopter averted crash after engine failure on offshore platform

How Bristow helicopter averted crash after engine failure on offshore platform

13 passengers unhurt, AIB begins probe A graphic picture of an incident involving a helicopter belonging to Bristow Helicopters has been given by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the airline. Spokesman for AIB, Tunji Oketunbi in a statement said the Sikorsky 92 aircraft declared emergency in an offshore platform enroute Port Harcourt from GERD with 13 passengers onboard, stressing that there were no fatality. Oketunbi however noted that the accident investigative body had commenced…

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Re: “Sirika, don’t go your predecessors’ way.”

Re: “Sirika, don’t go your predecessors’ way.”

Being a rejionder by Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) on our article published in New Telegraph and Woleshadare.net The above captioned as published in the Business page of the New Telegraph on 29th October, obviously makes an interesting read. It depicts a cautious commendation of the high performance of the Honourable Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika. Equally appreciated is its advisory for the Honourable Minister to be more sensitive and conscious of Federal…

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Airbus cuts delivery goal on Hamburg plant snags

Airbus cuts delivery goal on Hamburg plant snags

Airbus cut its full-year delivery goal for commercial jets on Wednesday, as the planemaker struggles with production delays at a newly expanded German plant. Europe’s largest aerospace group expects to deliver “around 860” airliners in 2019 instead of the 880-890 previously targeted, the company said as it posted 1.6 billion euros ($1.78 billion) in adjusted operating income for the third quarter, reports Reuters. The revised delivery numbers and outlook “reflect the underlying actions to secure…

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Qantas, Southwest step up checks for cracks in 737 NG 

Qantas, Southwest step up checks for cracks in 737 NG 

Qantas Airways Ltd and Southwest Airlines Co are stepping up checks for structural cracks on Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 NGs after discovering problems with planes that did not require urgent inspections, airline sources said. The cracks are on what is known as the “pickle fork” – a part that attaches the plane’s fuselage, or body, to the wing structure. Repairing the cracks requires grounding the airplane, with remedial work costing an estimated $275,000 per aircraft,…

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Sirika, don’t go your predecessors’ way

Sirika, don’t go your predecessors’ way

Just last week, President Muhamadu Buhari approved the appointment of Capt. Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The appointment of Nuhu put paid to hope of a former DG, Capt. Muhtar Usman, retaining his seat for another five years. Usman had completed his first five year tenure as DG of NCAA. Immediately his tenure ended, there were allegations of strong lobby for a second term. At the end of…

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Solving age long airspace safety conundrum

Solving age long airspace safety conundrum

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has gone ahead to install Cat 3 ILS for three airports for a start. The irony is that no Nigerian carrier with the exception of Arik, private/business jet operators has airplane that is compliant with this modern landing tool, WOLE SHADARE writes Breaking the jinx It was long overdue. The acquisition of multi-million dollar category three Instrument Landing System (ILS) will no doubt shape flight operations in the country and ensure…

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Make Arik national carrier, AMCON MD tells National Assembly.

Make Arik national carrier, AMCON MD tells National Assembly.

Given the strategic and critical role the aviation sector plays in the development of the economy of any nation, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru has called on the 9th National Assembly to reform the aviation sector, which would help local airline grow and attract many other investors that are eying Nigeria’s huge aviation business opportunity.   Kuru also asked the Federal Government as a matter of urgency…

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FAAN cautions airport users on facilities

FAAN cautions airport users on facilities

    Airport users across the country have been reminded of the need to make judicious use of facilities at airport terminals with a view to preserving them The Director of Airport Operations of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Capt Muktar Yusuf Muye who gave this charge at the Malam Aminu International Airport, Kano MAKIA while fielding questions from newsmen said passengers have a great role to play in order to ensure durability…

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Land encroachment exposes Lagos airport security challenges

Land encroachment exposes Lagos airport security challenges

  Nobody can steal luggage on moving plane-Shin-Abba There are indications that the Federal Government through the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Lagos State Government may have reached an agreement to recover lands belonging to the authority but which have been taken over by people without documentation. The taken over of land belonging to the aviation agency has undermined security at the Lagos airport and one that has raised a lot of…

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