Farouk Umar dedicates national merit award to Sirika, lauds Minister

Farouk Umar dedicates national merit award to Sirika, lauds Minister

Director, Safety Electronics and Engineering Services of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Farouk Ahmed Umar who recently was honoured by the Federal Government with the prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) has dedicated his award to the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika for his outstanding achievements in the aviation industry. Farouk Umar was among 28 recipients that were hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in  Abuja. Shortly after that, he…

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Kobe’s chopper not equipped to fly in foggy weather.

Kobe’s chopper not equipped to fly in foggy weather.

The company that operated the helicopter that crashed on Sunday in Calabasas, California, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others has suspended operations. Island Express Helicopters made the announcement in a statement Thursday A preliminary NTSB report into Sunday’s crash is expected next week. The company acknowledged on Monday that it owned the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that crashed and that it was cooperating with a National Transportation Safety Board investigation. Bryant chartered the Sunday flight…

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Boeing Loses $636 Million In 2019

Boeing Loses $636 Million In 2019

  Boeing suffered its first full-year loss in more than two decades, its latest financial results show. Fourth quarter results published on Wednesday show that the company lost $636 million in 2019 compared to a $10.46 billion profit in 2018. Revenues for the final quarter of 2019 were $17.91 billion compared with $28.34 billion during the same period in 2018. Revenue for the full-year in 2019 was $76.6 billion. Boeing unsurprisingly cited the ongoing 737 Max…

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Shuttle service as new niche market

Shuttle service as new niche market

  Shuttle airline service is being reinforced as a new entrant shifts away from the popular triangular operations, WOLE SHADARE writes Game change A departure from the past where airlines compete on the triangular routes of Lagos-Abuja-Port-Harcourt seems to be on the card. Aero Contractors tried it in the 90s and became instant hit when it introduced shuttle services between Lagos and Warri, Delta state with about 50 seater airplanes. It developed into smaller airports and reaped…

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Enugu airport gets over $1 million safety tools

Enugu airport gets over $1 million safety tools

  To be ranked amongst four best aerodrome in Nigeria   By the time the Enugu airport total rehabilitation is completed, the airport could rank amongst the best four aerodromes in the country as the Federal Government through the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has begun the installation of over $1 million (N362 million) Category two Instrument Landing System (ILS).   The airport is undergoing some of the best renovations ever done in any airport…

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Kobe helicopter crash puts spotlight on Sikorsky S-76B chopper

Kobe helicopter crash puts spotlight on Sikorsky S-76B chopper

  Investigations underway The maker of the helicopter that crashed and killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant on Sunday pledged to investigate the incident. Defense contractor and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin said it would probe the crash of its Sikorsky S-76B helicopter in Calabasas, California, near Malibu, which killed nine people. On August 12, 2015, Sikorsky S-76C+ belonging to Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) crashed into the Lagos Lagoon in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos. Investigation by Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) disclosed that…

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Cabo Verde Prefers NAHCO

Cabo Verde Prefers NAHCO

The national airline of Cape Verde, Cabo Verde Airlines, has chosen foremost West Africa ground handling operator, NAHCO, to handle its operations in Nigeria. Cabo Verde is a passenger and cargo airline based in Cape Verde. It connects four continents with non-stop flights from its hub at Amílcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island. The Airline will experience nahco aviance’ unparalleled professional services which has seen the ground handler corner the handling of all European…

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Fire fighters battle bush fire around Lagos airport

Fire fighters battle bush fire around Lagos airport

The fire fighting and rescue officers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN are currently battling to put out a bush fire reported at the RESA of 36L of the Murtala Mohammed International airport, Lagos. The bush fire was said to have started about 5minutes ago and the fire officers were immediately notified and swiftly moved to the site. General manager cooperate affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu says in a statement that the incident…

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Coronavirus: NCAA puts airlines, service providers, others on alert

Coronavirus: NCAA puts airlines, service providers, others on alert

  Threatens to sanction erring carriers The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has put all airline operators, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and Aerodrome Operators on alert over the outbreak of Coronavirus. The aviation regulatory body in a statement yesterday stated the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) broke out in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China recently. The aviation regulatory body further stated that the clinical signs and symptoms of the virus are mainly fever and difficulty…

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Lagos leaps to 7th busiest international airport

Lagos leaps to 7th busiest international airport

  Records 7.3m traffic for 2019 The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, is expected to leap to seventh position from ninth in the 2019 international passenger traffic when Africa’s passenger traffic figure for last year is released. Lagos airport, within the period, recorded 7.3 million passengers for international passenger traffic. Domestic air traffic figure for 2019 is yet to be collated and announced. The total figure for 2019 for both domestic and international is projected…

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