Emirates flies the world’s tallest height to put Dubai 2020 Expo on top

Emirates flies the world’s tallest height to put Dubai 2020 Expo on top

Keeping with Dubai’s ‘nothing is impossible’ spirit, Emirates is soaring up and around the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building for another edition of its viral ad campaign, the first of its kind on the planet. Emirates hit the global headlines and social media feeds of millions in August 2021 when it took its brand message to new heights atop the Burj Khalifa. This time, the brave stuntwoman is standing at the pinnacle of the Burj…

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Nigeria’s domestic aviation under threat as Nigeria grants Qatar flight rights to Kano, PH

Nigeria’s domestic aviation under threat as Nigeria grants Qatar flight rights to Kano, PH

Turkish to resume PH route March 28th Experts kick Nigeria’s Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with Qatar got further expanded as Qatar Airways has announced Kano and Port Harcourt, doubling its network to Nigeria.  Ethiopian Airlines has been dubbed a part of Nigeria’s ‘domestic’ carrier because of the several destinations it operates to in the country. Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines will resume Istanbul-Port Harcourt from March 28th. It’ll operate on a triangular basis, routing Istanbul-Port Harcourt-Malabo-Istanbul,…

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AIB-N, NAF collaborate on safer airspace

AIB-N, NAF collaborate on safer airspace

  Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N), in its drive to ensure sustainable cooperation with relevant authorities for safer airspace in Nigeria, has reiterated its commitment to maintaining partnership and institutional collaboration with the Nigerian Air force (NAF). The Commissioner / Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru, who made this known while receiving the newly appointed Abuja Military Airport Commandant, Group Capt. B. A. Usman today at the Bureau’s Head Office in Abuja,…

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Conditions of Service: AUPCTRE issues ultimatum, joins forces to ground aviation

Conditions of Service: AUPCTRE issues ultimatum, joins forces to ground aviation

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees  (AUPCTRE) has called for the implementation of the negotiated conditions of Service of all the agencies’ workers under the Ministry of Aviation which it said had lingered on for nine years. This union stated this in a petition to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika in a letter dated January 12, 2022, and signed by its General Secretary, Sikiru Toyin Waheed in…

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FAAN nabs 90  over fake COVID-19 test results, theft, others at Lagos, Abuja airports

FAAN nabs 90  over fake COVID-19 test results, theft, others at Lagos, Abuja airports

    Touting on the rise at airports   The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has arrested over 90 persons, caught at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, carrying out nefarious activities. Spokeswoman for FAAN, Mrs.Henrietta Yakubu in a statement said the touts were arrested for various acts of illegality including Fake Covid-19 test results, touting, unauthorised entry, trespass, Illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, public nuisance & arguments,…

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Controllers, engineers at loggerhead over pay disparity as crisis brews in NAMA

Controllers, engineers at loggerhead over pay disparity as crisis brews in NAMA

“Address our demands  that are similar to ATCOs”  Akinkuotu meets ‘warring groups     Air traffic engineers under the aegis of the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) are ready for a showdown with the management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) over pay disparity with air traffic controllers. To forestall industrial unrest, the Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu was said to have met with several groups with a view to…

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Windfall as NAMA raises controllers allowances, implements committee’s interim report

Windfall as NAMA raises controllers allowances, implements committee’s interim report

The negotiation committee set up by the Managing Director of  Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt Fola Akinkuotu to look into the precarious situation of air traffic controllers has approved increased allowances for the workers and promoted those deserving of elevation. The air traffic controllers had in November last year threatened to shut the airspace following a series of deaths involving two air traffic controllers that slumped and died on duty. Their deaths infuriated the…

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Emirates under investigation after aircraft nearly impacted the ground

Emirates under investigation after aircraft nearly impacted the ground

The Emirates flight EK231 was only 175 feet away from the ground, the aircraft has been reportedly grounded for four days to undergo further investigation. Consequently, the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is investigating a close call “technical incident” after an Emirates Airline’s Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, registered A6-EQI, nearly impacted the ground on 20 December. A close call The EK231 flight, bound for Washington Dulles International Airport was only 175 feet away from impacting…

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Ethiopian plans to resume MAX services in February

Ethiopian plans to resume MAX services in February

Almost three years since the fatal accident of one of its Boeing MAX 8s, Ethiopian Airlines plans to bring the aircraft back into service from February 2022. The airline is now confident of the safety of the fleet, CEO Tewolde GebreMariam says in a message on Facebook. Elsewhere, the Indonesian regulators have approved the MAX to return to service. Ethiopian plans to resume MAX services in February. When Ethiopian flight ET302 crashed six minutes after takeoff from…

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 UAE suspends entry of Nigerians on all flights, three other nations

 UAE suspends entry of Nigerians on all flights, three other nations

  Transit passengers also affected, suspension takes effect Saturday   The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have again thrown inbound and outbound Nigerian travelers into a fresh round of travel chaos as the UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have suspended entry for passengers from Nigeria and three other African countries. The other nations affected are Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. The new travel rule has…

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