Airports concession: Sheath your sword, Reps tell striking worker, set to intervene

Airports concession: Sheath your sword, Reps tell striking worker, set to intervene

House of Representatives has appealed to aviation workers to sheath their sword and prepare to present their grievances against the airports’ concession before the National Assembly. House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji who was reacting to the peaceful protest embarked by the aviation unions on Monday assured them that both committees of the Senate and House of Representatives would assiduously intervene in the matter as soon as possible. He commended the workers…

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Unions shut FAAN, protest concession

Unions shut FAAN, protest concession

The unions in aviation made good their promise to protest concession of four major airports across the country as they embarked on mass protest. As early as 7 am, workers warmed up for the strike action as they down tools to press home their demand that the aerodromes should not be concessioned. Leaders of the four unions, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff…

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The benefits of Enugu airport to South East, others by Reps

The benefits of Enugu airport to South East, others by Reps

Laud Buhari, Sirika, Ugwuanyi, Senate, others   Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji has stated that the reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport to air traffiç would boost the economy of the South East Region. Nnaji stated this while responding to questions from journalists on the sideline during the reopening ceremony of the airport at the weekend. A visibly elated lawmaker who expressed his joy over the speedy completion of the…

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Historic Israel-UAE Flight Set To Land In Abu Dhabi

Historic Israel-UAE Flight Set To Land In Abu Dhabi

The first commercial flight between Israel and the UAE will take place on Monday afternoon in an expression of improving relations between the two states after an agreement struck earlier this month. It has been reported that the flight will travel through Saudi Arabian airspace but Saudi authorities have not yet confirmed whether permission has been granted. A return flight from Abu Dhabi will operate on Tuesday. Israel’s flag carrier, El Al, will operate the…

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NDLEA combs Lagos airport terminal for hidden drugs

NDLEA combs Lagos airport terminal for hidden drugs

One week to resumption of international flight operations, the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) MMIA is embarking on combing of the terminal for drugs hidden in and around the terminal. The NDLEA Airport Commander, Ahmadu Garba in a chat with reporters said, the about six sniffer dogs would be deployed for the exercise and replaced with another set after some minutes for effective coverage. “We have enough dogs for the agency at a particular…

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Our AOC, airworthiness certificate, insurance valid-Quorum Aviation

Our AOC, airworthiness certificate, insurance valid-Quorum Aviation

Wants media to refrain from conjectures, speculations     Quorum Aviation Limited which Bell 206 helicopter crashed between two buildings in Ikeja en-route to Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos last week Friday has denounced insinuations and reports that it operated an airplane that was not airworthy. The airline in a statement signed by its management and made available to Woleshadarenews said the company has all the requisite certificates and approvals obtained through a very rigorous process,…

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Helicopter crash: Reps express sadness, condole crew families

Helicopter crash: Reps express sadness, condole crew families

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji has expressed sadness over the unfortunate crash of the Quorum Aviation helicopter in Lagos on Friday. Nnaji also extended his sympathies to the families of the dead three occupants of the ill fated copter as well as the management and staff of Quorom Aviation. He declared that, “we must also be thankful to God that we didn’t record any ground causality adding that It was a…

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President Buhari Condoles With Families Of Lagos Helicopter Crash Victims

President Buhari Condoles With Families Of Lagos Helicopter Crash Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with families, friends and associates of victims of the Bell 206 helicopter, operated by Quorum Aviation, which crashed Friday into a building in Opebi, Lagos State. A statement from Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina said while the nation awaits report of investigation into the accident by aviation regulatory agencies, the President prays that God will console the bereaved families, grant peace to the souls…

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AIB begins probe as Quorum Aviation gives details of crashed helicopter

AIB begins probe as Quorum Aviation gives details of crashed helicopter

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)  has  commenced investigation into the accident involving a Helicopter Bell 206B3 with the Nationality registration Marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation coming from Port Harcourt to Lagos, which occurred on the 28 August, 2020 at the Opebi Area of Ikeja Lagos. The Bureau is also soliciting assistance from the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence, or information any members of the public…

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Depleted revenue cause of PSC hike, says FAAN MD

Depleted revenue cause of PSC hike, says FAAN MD

New passenger service charge takes effect Sept. 1   The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has disclosed a plan to increase Passenger Service Charge (PSC) by 100 percent. The new charge according to the agency will take effect from September 1st, 2020. With the new charge, domestic passengers who used to pay N1000 will now pay N2000 while international passengers within the ECOWAS region will pay $80 and others $100. Before the increment, international…

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