New firm, Copterjet may ease cost of aircraft lease for operators

New firm, Copterjet may ease cost of aircraft lease for operators

The high cost of leasing airplanes by airline operators in Nigeria from many parts of the world is expected to reduce following the launch of Copterjet International, a company that specialises in aircraft and equipment leasing solutions The firm is about close the gap that makes it difficult for airlines (lessee) to fulfill their own obligation after leasing aircraft lessor Speaking at the Brand Launch of Copterjet International at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA),…

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Ground handling charges: Reps put new NCAA’s approved rates on hold

Ground handling charges: Reps put new NCAA’s approved rates on hold

Stakeholders’ meeting holds Oct 6 to resolve imbroglio New rates shoot up handling charges   The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation led by Nnolim Nnaji has advised that the new aircraft ground handling rate of $3900 be put on hold till after the next meeting with the stakeholders scheduled for Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 for all parties to come to an agreement. The new rate which shot up the handling rate of jumbo aircraft…

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Vaccination not condition for air travel, says NCAA

Vaccination not condition for air travel, says NCAA

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that it had not given a directive not to board anyone without proof of vaccination, just as the agency faulted reports by a section of some media (Not in Aviation Metric), that the Federal Government through NCAA had given a directive that from December 1, 2021 travellers without proof of vaccination will not be permitted to board both local and international flights. In a statement, the…

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NCAA DG bags leadership award

NCAA DG bags leadership award

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu has bagged the African Leadership Magazine Award of Excellence. The award was presented by the Editor, African Leadership Magazine, Mr. Kingsley Okeke to Nuhu at the authority’s corporate headquarters recently in Abuja. It was witnessed by two prominent members of the United States Black Caucus, Hon Dee Dawkins-Hagler (ex-chair, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus) and Hon. Laura-Hall (President-elect, National Black Caucus of State Legislators)….

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Airbus delivers first of 60 A220s to Air France

Airbus delivers first of 60 A220s to Air France

One of the world’s biggest carriers, Air France received its first A220-300 from an order for 60 aircraft of the type, the largest A220 order from a European carrier. The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, and officially unveiled to the public during a ceremony held at Paris Charles-De-Gaulle Airport. The A220 is the most efficient and flexible aircraft in the 100 to 150 seat market segment today. The…

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AMCON backed NG Eagle to get operating licence next month

AMCON backed NG Eagle to get operating licence next month

Arik’s fate hangs in the balance, unions flay call to halt AOC Negotiation on-going over severance benefits    Baring no hiccups, a new airline, NG Eagle, an independent entity backed by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) could get its all-important Air Operator Certificate (AOC) next month according to a source very close to the airline. The source who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media because of the sensitivity of the…

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United, Airlink sign codeshare deal to expand US, Southern African routes

United, Airlink sign codeshare deal to expand US, Southern African routes

    United States-based airline, United Airlines, and Africa’s fast-growing airline, Airlink have signed a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance. The new agreement, which is subject to government approval, would offer one-stop connections from the U.S. to more than 40 destinations in Southern Africa. Additionally, United will be the first airline to connect its loyalty program with Airlink, allowing MileagePlus…

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Kebbi govt. offsets N33m Kebbi Airport debts owed FAAN

Kebbi govt. offsets N33m Kebbi Airport debts owed FAAN

Airport remains open   The Kebbi State Government has offset the N33 million owed to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) as incurred by the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi. Consequently, the Kebbi state airport remains open to flight operations. The state Commissioner for Works and Housing, Abubakar Chika Ladan disclosed to our correspondent on Monday night. The FAAN had concluded plans to close down the Kebbi state-owned airport over debts owed…

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Aviation Stakeholders to Address Industry Challenges, Opportunities

Aviation Stakeholders to Address Industry Challenges, Opportunities

CopterJet Holds Maiden Forum    In a demonstration of its commitment to proffer innovative solutions and drive a new phase of growth in the aviation value chain in Nigeria and Africa, CopterJet International has announced the maiden edition of its ‘Aviation Stakeholders Forum’. The aviation industry specialist firm will host the cream of aviation stakeholders on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at Legend Airport Hotel in Lagos. Themed ‘Positioning the Nigerian Aviation Sector for Sustainable Growth…

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NAMA issues NOTAM as FAAN set to shut Kebbi airport over N33m debts

NAMA issues NOTAM as FAAN set to shut Kebbi airport over N33m debts

    The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)  has concluded plans to close down the Kebbi state-owned airport over debts owed the organisation Investigation revealed that arrangement has been made by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA by issuing Notice To Air Men (Notam) to all airlines from flying into the airport as from midnight Monday when FAAN is expected to withdraw its services at the airport According to a source close to FAAN,…

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