Emirates invests over $2 billion in cabins, retrofit 120 planes with latest interiors

Emirates invests over $2 billion in cabins, retrofit 120 planes with latest interiors

In a bid to give customers some of the biggest customer experiences, the mega carrier, Emirates is investing $2 billion to enhance its inflight cabins. The carrier is also undertaking a massive programme to retrofit over 120 aircraft with the latest interiors, plus an array of other service improvements across all cabins starting in 2022. Emirates is still flying on its brand promise of ‘Fly Better.’ Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airlines said: “While…

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We sell tickets in Naira for journeys originating from Nigeria-SAA

We sell tickets in Naira for journeys originating from Nigeria-SAA

  South African Airways (SAA) said contrary to some reports (Not Aviation Metric) that the carrier has begun to sell tickets in dollars, the carrier clarified that tickets are still sold in Naira for journeys originating from Nigeria to South Africa. A top official of the airline who spoke to Aviation Metric under a condition of anonymity said SAA is not selling tickets in dollars in Nigeria, adding that tickets are still been sold in…

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Aviation: Why Nigeria Records Low Accident Rate – AIB Chief

Aviation: Why Nigeria Records Low Accident Rate – AIB Chief

  The aviation regulatory oversight in Nigeria has seriously improved a situation that has contributed to the low number of accidents compared to a period when aircraft falling off the sky was a regular occurrence, according to Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru, an aircraft engineer. Olateru, who spoke on the sidelines of a recently held 26th aviation media summit in Lagos, disclosed that Nigeria has had the best aviation safety record in the…

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NiMet elevates 19 officers to managerial level

NiMet elevates 19 officers to managerial level

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has released the results of the 2022 promotion examination. This follows the successful conduct and completion of the 2022 promotion examination held on March 19th and 20th, 19th 2022 respectively, across the six geopolitical zones of the country. This was subsequently approved by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika via a letter FMA/NiMet/4551/T/170 regarding the same. According to the Director, Human Resources & Administration, Rabi Mohammed Daku (Mrs) ”…

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Kila Seeks Special Bank For Airlines, Aviation Infrastructure

Kila Seeks Special Bank For Airlines, Aviation Infrastructure

Worried by the crisis rocking the aviation industry in Nigeria, the Director, Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS), Prof. Anthony Kila, has called for the creation of a special bank dedicated to the funding of aviation infrastructure and for the carriers, which are going through turbulent times. Kila, who spoke at the just concluded League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC)  at the weekend, said it was necessary to make airlines have easier…

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NiMet commences evaluation of 2022 SCP

NiMet commences evaluation of 2022 SCP

    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has begun the scientific evaluation of its 2022 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP). The exercise is an annual event carried out by a task team constituted by NiMet Director General Prof. Mansur Bako Matazu upon assumption of office in 2021. According to the Team Coordinator, Mr. Haruna Zakari, the task team is mandated to evaluate the predicted onset period, the Little Dry Season based on the areas affected as…

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Africa needs 67, 000 pilots, technicians, cabin crew to solve manpower problems

Africa needs 67, 000 pilots, technicians,  cabin crew to solve manpower problems

Pilot shortage hit Nigeria, others Nigerians stranded as Lufthansa ground crew embark on strike     Aircraft giant, Boeing has raised concern over the dearth of pilots, technicians, and cabin brew as the plane maker In its 2022-2041 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO), Africa is set to need 20,000 pilots, 21,000 technicians, and 26,000 cabin crew. In Nigeria, the scarcity of skilled manpower to replace the aging workforce is putting the country’s aviation industry on the…

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Boeing: 2.1 million pilots, technicians, cabin crew required for commercial airplanes

Boeing: 2.1 million pilots, technicians, cabin crew required for commercial airplanes

Commercial fleet to nearly double to 47,080 aircraft by 2041     United States aircraft giant, Boeing has estimated that 602,000 pilots, 610,000 maintenance technicians, and 899,000 cabin crew members will be required to operate the global commercial fleet set to nearly double to 47,080 aircraft by 2041. In its 2022-2041 Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO), the aerospace and defence giant, Boeing projected increased demand for 2.1 million new aviation personnel over the next 20…

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How to stem humanitarian crises, by NiMet DG

How to stem humanitarian crises, by NiMet DG

Warns of heavy rain falls, flooding in N/E, SW     The director general of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) Prof Mansur Matazu says the agency’s collaborations with various partners, government, and non-governmental organizations to co-produce and deliver user-defined impact-based products and services remained accurate, reliable, and timely. Matazu stated this after being conferred with Fellow of Risk Managers Society of Nigeria, (RIMSON) as well as the Distinguish Service Award by the Rotary Club of…

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Kenya Airways, Virgin Atlantic Sign Interline Agreement

Kenya Airways, Virgin Atlantic Sign Interline Agreement

Provide Greater Convenience to Customers   Kenyan national airline, Kenya Airways (KQ), and Virgin Atlantic (VS) have announced an interline agreement that will provide greater convenience to customers. Under the interline agreement, Kenya Airways will extend its reach in the Middle East, the US, and the Caribbean via London. Kenya Airways customers flying to London will be able to connect with Virgin Atlantic-operated flights to Tel Aviv, Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Bridgetown, among others….

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