Reps to ‘audit’ foreign carriers, want cabin, technical crew jobs for Nigerians

Reps to ‘audit’ foreign carriers, want cabin, technical crew jobs for Nigerians

  House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has vowed to ‘audit’ foreign airlines that are operating in the country to ascertain the number of Nigerians they employed as part of their cabin staff and technical crew (pilots and engineers). The Chairman of the Committee, Nnolim Nnaji who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja said, ‘The parliament would also be interested in finding out the percentage of their tickets that are sold by local travel…

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Nigerians in Diaspora set for Eko NAFEST 2022

Nigerians in Diaspora set for Eko NAFEST 2022

As Lagos prepares for a mega hosting of the 30th edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) also known as the Unity Festival, Nigerians in Diaspora, particularly Lagosians have called on  Governor Babajide Sanwo-0lu to use the hosting opportunity to draw global attention to the infrastructural development in the city. NAFEST, transformed into a global cultural tourism brand under Chief Segun Runsewe, Nigeria’s culture chief marketer and Director-General, National Council for Art…

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Tears as airline, associates extol Capt Omokore, Ewuga at Candlelight procession

Tears as airline, associates extol Capt Omokore, Ewuga at Candlelight procession

Tears flowed freely as the management of Caverton Helicopters, family members, friends, and colleagues of Captain Mike Omokore and First Officer Adzuayi Ewuga held a candlelight procession for the pilots who died on May 11 after the aircraft they were flying crashed. The procession which took place today started from Caverton Helicopters Hangar to toll gates of the Lagos airport amid dirge for the deceased pilots and others involved in the accident. Many of their…

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NCAA domesticates overseas training, saves $20 million, audits Liberia’s aviation sector

NCAA domesticates overseas training, saves $20 million, audits Liberia’s aviation sector

  Nigeria signs technical, air safety deals with Rwanda, S’Leone     The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu said the agency has helped to save over $20 million by domesticating some of its key mandatory courses with its inspectors. by holding over 400 courses and training since the COVID-19 pandemic started. This is coming as the country’s apex aviation regulatory body is currently helping Liberia’s aviation authorities to audit its…

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NCAA issues circular, advises pilots, airlines of hazardous weather

NCAA issues circular, advises pilots, airlines of hazardous weather

For the safety of air travel in the country, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has advised pilots and airline operators to exercise caution over aviation hazardous weather in the rainy season. In an Advisory Circular (AC) initiated by the Directorate of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS) addressed to all pilots and airline operators and signed by the Director-General, Capt. Musa Nuhu. The circular is coming on the advent of the Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP)…

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NAMA designs flight map for pilots, aircraft 

NAMA designs flight map for pilots, aircraft 

The Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Mr. Mathew Lawrence Pwajok said the agency is working hard to develop and publish Visual Flight Rule (VFR) charts locally. An aeronautical chart is a map designed to assist in the navigation of aircraft, much as nautical charts do for watercraft or a roadmap for drivers. Using these charts and other tools, pilots are able to determine their position, safe altitude, the best route to a destination, navigation aids along the way,…

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Kenya Airways Joins SkyTeam airlines in inaugural Sustainable Flight Challenge (SFC)

Kenya Airways Joins SkyTeam airlines in inaugural Sustainable Flight Challenge (SFC)

Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways has participated in the inaugural SkyTeam Airline Alliance The Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC). The challenge encourages airlines to participate in a friendly competition to develop and implement sustainable solutions. It seeks to challenge the aviation industry by stimulating and accelerating innovation and change towards a more sustainable future. The 16 SkyTeam member airlines that took part in the challenge had the opportunity to implement their most sustainable aviation solutions. As…

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Evaluating Aviation Fuel Price Conundrum

Evaluating Aviation Fuel Price Conundrum

The aviation industry is at a crossroads. Jet A1 is steadily climbing to the chagrin of airlines. There is no known solution in sight to stem the tide. Both oil marketers and airlines are passing the buck, while air travellers groan, writes WOLE SHADARE Industry on edge The high cost of aviation fuel and the threat last week by airline operators to go on strike set the aviation industry on edge, prompting panic about what…

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Sirika: Why aviation fuel prices in Nigeria went up

Sirika: Why aviation fuel prices in Nigeria went up

 Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika that the Federal Government and the country’s carriers would have to reach a middle ground on how to stem the continuous price of aviation fuel, urging the operators not to be part of the problem and not add to the by their actions that also led to a crisis in the aviation industry. Sirika who spoke at the 7th Africa-Indian Ocean (AFI) Aviation Week currently going in Abuja attributed the high…

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Airlines fret over impending Jet A1 scarcity

Airlines fret over impending Jet A1 scarcity

Airlines under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have alerted the public of the impending disruptions to scheduled flight operations. Spokesman for AON, Obiora Okonkwo stated that this development was being forced on members by the growing scarcity of aviation fuel popular as Jet-A1. He stated that the scarcity is impacting negatively on the seamless conduct of air transport operations and would lead to flight re-scheduling, and, or, cancellations. He however stated that…

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