Amid airport security challenges, FAAN commissions 120 AVSEC officers at int’l aerodromes

Amid airport security challenges, FAAN commissions 120 AVSEC officers at int’l aerodromes

Special force to bear arms   In line with global practice and part of the mission to beef up security at the nation’s airports, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku commissioned 120 officers of the Aviation  Security  ( AVSEC) Special Force to international airports across the country. The Special Force has been trained to bear arms as part of the mission to beef up security at the…

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NAMA, FAAN, NCAA lack legal framework to impose $300 helicopter fees, says AON

NAMA, FAAN, NCAA lack legal framework to impose $300 helicopter fees, says AON

In what may be termed rather a late reaction to the imposition of $300 helicopter take-off and landing fees, the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has rejected the new directive, saying that apart from the fact that it lacked a legal framework, they are of the view that the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) does not provide any additional service to helicopter operators to justify the imposition of the fee at all helipads, oil rig…

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How access to data undermines Africa’s aviation sector, says Avialog CEO

How access to data undermines Africa’s aviation sector, says Avialog CEO

The Lack of accurate data has negatively impacted the continent’s aviation industry. This was the view of the chairman and Chief executive officer of Avialog Company Limited, Dr. Richard Aisuebeogun at the just concluded 12th Aviation Stakeholders and Safety Summit Convention put together by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Flight Safety Foundation and hosted by Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Aisuebeogun noted that there is a need for all the players in the industry…

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Minister seeks dedicated power-line for MAKIA, others for Hajj, FAAN re-opens runway 18/L

Minister seeks dedicated power-line for MAKIA, others for Hajj, FAAN re-opens runway 18/L

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo has solicited support from the Kano State Government for a dedicated power line to the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport to enhance the airport’s power supply and improve the cooling system—a pressing need given recent concerns. He called for the Kano State Government’s support when he paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of the State, Abba Kabir Yusuf intending to ensure successful 2024 Hajj…

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Xejet aircraft with 52 passengers skids off runway, FAAN shuts facility

Xejet aircraft with 52 passengers skids off runway, FAAN shuts facility

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has shut the 18/Left runway of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos following an incident involving XEJET Airlines aircraft that skidded off the runway on landing into the grass. The aircraft with registration 5N-BZZ with 52 passengers departed Abuja and landed at 11.29 am. The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) confirmed that an aircraft belonging to Xejet Airlines skidded off the runway of the domestic wing of the Murtala…

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FAAN, NSA to eliminate multiple physical checks at airports

FAAN, NSA to eliminate multiple physical checks at airports

…Reduce military, paramilitary personnel at aerodromes   The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) have concluded plans to reduce the number of military and paramilitary personnel at Nigeria international airports who have physical touches with passengers’ baggage multiple times thus constituting delays and numerous inconveniences to travellers passing through the airports. Over the years, complaints have increased about the unnecessary multiple checks of passengers’ belongings carried…

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FAAN Shuts KFC MMIA Outlet Over Rights Violation

FAAN Shuts KFC MMIA Outlet Over Rights Violation

In line with  Lagos  State law on People with Special Needs, Part C, section 55 of  General Provisions on Discrimination which states that” A person shall not deprive another person of access to any place, vehicle or facility that members of the public are entitled to enter or use based on the disability of that person”, the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed the KFC facility at the Murtala Muhammed…

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Wigwe ill be missed, says Kuku, FAAN MD

Wigwe ill be missed, says Kuku, FAAN MD

More condolences are beginning to pour in on the passing of the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc and founder of the How Foundation Mr. Herbert Wigwe as the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku has expressed her profound sorrow at the passing of the banker. In a statement personally signed by Kuku, she fondly recalls a recent meeting she and some FAAN Directors…

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FAAN MD: Multiple screening layers cause chaotic travel experiences at airports

FAAN MD: Multiple screening layers cause chaotic travel experiences at airports

Says Lagos airport runway ready soon     The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku has expressed concern over multiple travel experiences at many of the country’s airports, particularly the international aerodromes. The FAAN boss advised that security agencies should be consolidated to ensure that passengers undergo one seamless screening process. The fact that presently passengers have to undergo multiple screening layers, she added, leaves them with bad…

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FAAN: Relocation done to stop waste of public resources

FAAN: Relocation done to stop waste of public resources

Movement to Abuja ill-advised-Orah Authority to build befitting permanent headquarters   The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has stated that the relocation of its headquarters from Abuja to its original base in Lagos came to fruition after wide consultation by the new management of the agency with stakeholders which they admitted was in the interest of the authority and country. Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Mrs. Obiageli Orah in a statement late on…

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