Allied Air Takes Delivery Of B737-800 Converted Freighter

Allied Air Takes Delivery Of B737-800 Converted Freighter

Aircraft Financed by CBN, Access Bank   West Africa’s biggest cargo airline, Allied Air, has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 converted freighter. The freighter (MSN 36846) is the youngest 737-800 in the world that has been converted to-date. The technologically advanced cargo aircraft will be deployed to COVID-19 vaccines distribution across Nigeria as one of its first missions, as it is fitted to deliver medical supplies safely. The deal was financed through the…

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IATA: Airlines To Remain Cash Negative In 2021 Over Govts’ Restrictions

IATA: Airlines To Remain Cash Negative In 2021 Over Govts’ Restrictions

 Estimates $95B cash burn Laments high fraudulent COVID-19 test results   From the International Air Transport Association (IATA) came a depressing disclosure that the first half of 2021 would be worse than earlier anticipated because governments have tightened travel restrictions in response to new COVID-19 variants. The clearing house for over 290 global airlines in its analysis made available to Aviation Metric shows that the airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021….

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Kenya Airways Unveils First Of Its Kind Economy Max Seats

Kenya Airways Unveils First Of Its Kind Economy Max Seats

Nothing feels as good as having your own space and that’s exactly what you get with Economy Max that one of Africa’s leading national carrier, Kenya Airways has unveiled, Economy Max helps to address in-flight additional personal space. It is a product that allows customers to create additional personal space by booking a seat or a row next to them. Economy Max, a first of its kind for an African carrier, would be available for…

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Unions to shut down NAMA, seek six point demands, issue 48 hour ultimatum

Unions to shut down NAMA, seek six point demands, issue 48 hour ultimatum

Lament poor workers’ condition, insurance scheme, others The aviation unions comprising the National Union of Air Transport Union (NUATE) , Air Transport Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) have given the management of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) 48 hours to accede to its demands or risk industrial action. Failure to address the demands, the…

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Delta State, FIDC-Menzies sign 30 years Asaba airport concession pact

Delta State, FIDC-Menzies sign 30 years Asaba airport concession pact

Firm to pay state N100m annual royalty Gets five years tax exemption The Delta State Government has entered into a 30 year concession agreement with FIDC-Menzies, the major concessionaire’s Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which has been incorporated with the name, Asaba Airport Company Limited to manage the Asaba International Airport. The airport prides itself as the first privatized aerodrome in Nigeria and coming at a time there is a deafening clamour for private sector intervention…

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B737 MAX Resurrects From ‘Death’

B737 MAX Resurrects From ‘Death’

How quickly good things can turn to a nightmare overnight. That was the story of Boeing’s best selling aircraft, the B737 MAX, as the beleaguered airplane gets reprieve. Wole Shadare writes From best seller to the grave The Boeing 737 is the best-selling airliner of all time with over 15,000 aircraft ordered. The Max is the most recent model of Boeing’s 737, a type of aircraft with many variants over the decades. More than 10,000…

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DPR, Omni-Blu Aviation flag off oil and gas search and rescue surveillance command

DPR, Omni-Blu Aviation flag off oil and gas search and rescue surveillance command

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Monday flagged off the Oil and Gas Search, Rescue and Surveillance (SeRAS) Command and Control Centre in Lagos to improve safety and operational efficiency across the industry. As a result, Omni-Blu Aviation Limited, an indigenous aviation company, has partnered with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to provide Search, Rescue and Surveillance, (SeRAS) operations to oil firms across the country. Mr Sarki Auwalu, Director, DPR who flagged off the…

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NCAA Lifts Ban On B737MAX Operations In Nigeria’s Airspace

NCAA Lifts Ban On B737MAX Operations In Nigeria’s Airspace

More countries are giving approval to one of Boeing’s best selling aircraft, B737 MAX as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced the lifting of ban on Boeing 737 Max aircraft and has been certified to operate in Nigeria’s airspace. The airplane type was grounded and prevented from operating in the nation’s airspace following the two accident involving the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. This approval is effective 12th February, 2021. Consequent upon the two…

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Air Cote d’Ivoire takes delivery of West Africa’s first A320neo

Air Cote d’Ivoire takes delivery of West Africa’s first A320neo

Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier based in Abidjan, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West-African region. This latest generation aircraft will join Air Côte d’Ivoire’s existing Airbus fleet of six aircraft. With improved levels of efficiency, this new aircraft will be deployed on Air Côte d’Ivoire’s regional network to serve Senegal, Gabon and Cameroon. Destinations like South Africa will be added at a…

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NTA, NCAC partner to combat rape menace

NTA, NCAC partner to combat rape menace

  The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) have resolved together to tackle the menace of rape in Nigeria. The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe and the Director-General, Nigerian Television Authority, Mallam Yakubu ibn Mohammed made this resolution when the NCAC boss paid a courtesy call on his counterpart in NTA headquarters Abuja. Runsewe stated that the efforts of NTA on the issues…

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