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Mass sack: Pilots, engineers vow to withdraw services to airlines in two weeks

NAAPE says Bristow operated as essential services during lockdown NATIONAL Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers ( NAAPE) has issued a two week ultimatum to airlines who have sacked or plan to sack their pilots and engineers under the guise of COVID-19 to reverse the decision after which pilots access the nation would withdraw their services to airlines. This is …

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Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in United States

UNITED Kingdom based carrier, Virgin Atlantic has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in New York in the United States as the global airline industry reels from the coronavirus pandemic. The protection under chapter 15 of the US bankruptcy code allows a foreign debtor to shield assets in the country. The crisis-hit Airline in July received a £1.2 billion ($1.5 …

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Bristow terminates appointments of over 100 pilots, engineers

BRISTOW Helicopters this afternoon has announced the sack of over 100 pilots and engineers (both nationals and expatriates) over the next couple of weeks saying it has engaged the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) to negotiate a fair and equitable redundancy compensation for the affected individuals. This move may not be unconnected with the current industrial action …

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Its sabotage for Nigerian Embassy to market Emirates ‘evacuation’ flights- Hon Nnaji chides

MARKETING of Emirates Airlines’ charter flights by the Nigerian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been described as sabotage of the nation’s economic interest. Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji who made this known today berated the Nigerian Embassy for urging stranded Nigerians in the UAE to buy the tickets describing the development as …

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NAAPE commences indefinite strike at Bristow August 3 over discriminatory COS, others

NATIONAL Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has resolved to completely withdraw all services rendered to Bristow Helicopters indefinitely from 00hours August 3rd, 2020 over the renewal of pilots and engineers Condition of service (COS) and other sundry matters in that organization after further break down of negotiations. NAAPE on July 15, 2020 had embarked on a three day …

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Arik Air recommences flights to Benin, Jos, Owerri, Asaba

ARIK Air is continuing its phased restart of domestic flight operations post COVID-19 lockdown with resumption of services to four additional airports of Benin, Jos, Owerri and Asaba. Flights to Benin, Jos and Owerri Airports will resume on Monday, August 3, 2020 while flights to Asaba Airport will resume on August 10, 2020. The airline will be operating separate daily …

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Fleet expansion: Ibom Air takes delivery of fifth CRJ 900

IBOM AIR in the early hours of today took delivery of its fifth Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, the second of the two additional aircraft purchased in December 2019 further strengthening the airline’s fleet. The aircraft, with registration number 5N-BXO arrived Lagos from Calgary, Canada at 00.05 am local time, Saturday morning, 01 August, 2020 after delays occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic. …

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