Impact of COVID-19 on aviation unimaginable-Flight Safety Foundation

Impact of COVID-19 on aviation unimaginable-Flight Safety Foundation

  As global society struggles with the tragic and unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has described the impact of coronavirus on aviation sector as unimaginable The group represents the voice of safety leaders from across the world, from every aviation sector, operations to infrastructure, regulators to academia. Its guidance on COVID-19 represents a road map of sensible, practical actions that can supplement company procedures and lead to a safe, harmonized and sustainable return…

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Easter deadline for Enugu airport completion not feasible

Easter deadline for Enugu airport completion not feasible

  COVID-19 forced contractor out of site The plan by the Federal Government to complete the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu before Easter is no longer feasible owing to the Coronavirus pandemic that led to shutdown of many firms and total lockdown of key states in Nigeria. Spokeswoman for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika in the company of the Managing Director of  FAAN, Capt Rabiu…

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COVID-19: Airlines to post $39b loss Q2-IATA

COVID-19: Airlines to post $39b loss Q2-IATA

  Full year passenger revenue to drop by $252b The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today painted a grim picture of what global airlines are exposed to occasioned by the ravaging CoronaVirus pandemic that has grounded airlines around the world. Travel and tourism is essentially shut down in an extraordinary and unprecedented situation. The new IATA analysis shows that airlines may burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30…

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How to stop spread of COVID-19 without shutting airports, cities ‘, by expert

How to stop spread of COVID-19 without shutting airports, cities ‘, by expert

A United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed Flight Dispatcher and Ground  Instrument, Mrs Victoria Jumoke Adegbe has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to review the continued shutting down of airports and other economic activities as a way of curbing the spread of COVID – 19. The Aviation Consultant and  Chief Executive Officer of Insel Networks said continuous lockdown will spell doom for the airline industry. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) licensed Flight Dispatcher…

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Why we evacuated our citizens from Nigeria-US

Why we evacuated our citizens from Nigeria-US

  The United States has explained why she evacuated her citizens from Nigeria amidst the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, stating that the country places priority on the safety of Americans overseas. In a terse statement issued on the US Embassy Nigeria social media platforms Tuesday morning, the embassy said many Americans want to return to their country to be with their family and friends at this time. Recall that the United States Mission in Nigeria had…

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Op-Ed: Why govts must support African airlines

Op-Ed: Why govts must support African airlines

  Someone once said that history doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes. Today, as all the world’s airlines face a cataclysm caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, memories of the post-9.11 period come to mind. But this crisis is far worse. Within a period of a few weeks, airlines have seen passenger demand completely collapse. For most carriers the market for air travel is actually below zero—the number of people cancelling flights exceeds the number of new…

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NAMA’s landing facility at great risk for non-usage

NAMA’s landing facility at great risk for non-usage

  The Instrument Landing System (ILS) Category 3 may have been installed but the equipment may serve as a big waste of resources if the NCAA, FAAN and airlines fail to do what is expected of them to key into the vision, WOLE SHADARE writes Wasted effort? The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) may have installed Category 3 Instrument Landing System at Lagos and Abuja airports, but the inability of other agencies in aviation sector to do…

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 IATA: COVID-19 threatens Nigerian, other airlines

 IATA: COVID-19 threatens Nigerian, other airlines

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said African airlines had lost $4.4 billion in revenue to Coronavirus as at March 11, 2020. Multiple flights have been cancelled or temporarily suspended across Africa as airlines struggle to cope with falling demand following the spread of coronavirus. Already, Nigerian carriers like their counterparts in the region are faced with the reality of the pandemic. Since the past one month, flight operations have been hampered by low…

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COVID-19:Israel evacuates 70 nationals out of Nigeria

COVID-19:Israel evacuates 70 nationals out of Nigeria

Air France to airlift another set of nationals April 2 Less than one week after French Government evacuated 260 of its nationals and others from Lagos airport another batch of evacuees were airlifted from Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos to Israel. A charter plane which was deployed took off from the airport at 11.55hrs via Abuja to Israel. The airplane carrying 87 persons, 70 Israelis evacuees and 17crew operated under ‘Essential ‘Flight with the permission of the…

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COVID-19: Overland Airways Announces Temporary Closure

COVID-19: Overland Airways Announces Temporary Closure

    Overland Airways said it would  temporarily shelve its flight operations from Saturday, March 28, 2020 to Sunday, April 5, 2020, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.   However, Overland Airways Cargo services and Charter services will be available during this period to support the essential travel needs.   The airline will resume scheduled passenger flight services on Monday, April 6, 2020.   According to the airline, COVID-19…

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