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Arik Air resumes flight services to Monrovia

Arik Air has announced resumption of flight services to Monrovia, Liberia from October 5, 2015. Flights to Monrovia were suspended in July 2014 in the wake of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in some West African countries. Arik Air will be operating three weekly flights from Lagos to Monrovia via Accra, Ghana on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Outbound flights …

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Engineer Dunoma – A Simple, Quiet Achiever

Yakubu Dati  Being at the top of his career has not changed his simple character and his quiet demeanour. Engineer Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director/CEO of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) appears to let his work speak for him. And so it was recently when he was honoured with the highly coveted National Productivity Award by the President, Mohammadu …

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Aviation professionals woo girl-child to take up careers in sector

No fewer than 80 girls have been brought together in the aviation industry, in an effort to mentor them so as to groom them to take an interest in the aviation sector and create manpower for the future in an industry suffering from dearth of manpower. Cross section of girls and aviation professionals during the mentoring program by Women professionals …

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NAMA trains 15 ATCs on combine approach, enroute surveillance

AS part of efforts to boost capacity of existing manpower in Air Traffic Management for the implementation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN), the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), has embarked on the training of 15 Air Traffic Controllers on a combined Terminal Approach Surveillance Radar/Area Airways Surveillance Radar course at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria.   The said …

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Dana Air Introduces Dana Miles Frequent Flyer Program

Dana Air has announced its frequent flyer program: Dana Miles; which allows its guests to earn and redeem points or miles for travel across its route network. Dana aircraft This initiative will enable Dana Miles members, access to upgrade their Dana Air tickets, gain extra baggage allowance, exchange miles for tickets, and get priority checking-in at the airport. According to …

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Drug trafficking: Experts want crew thoroughly checked

In Nigeria, drug trafficking among crew members both cabin and cockpit have become the rave of the day and is fast wrecking the credibility of this profession with watchers wondering who next would be caught in this drug smuggling/trafficking web. Right now it is certain that because of the number of arrest among passengers by the National Drug Law Enforcement …

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SAHCOL prepares to cut lose 250 workers, gives explanations

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, SAHCOL will soon be disengaging about 250 workers from its payroll soon and the company’s  General Manager, Corporate Communication, Mr. Basil Agboarumi has ascribed it to the economic situation in the country. Olu Owolabi, SAHCOL Managing Director Agboraumi who gave the explanation  said that the ground handling company was not operating in isolation of …

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Delays as FAAN bars security agencies over expired On-Duty-Card

Activities were Friday grounded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos over the refusal of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, to allow other security agencies working at the terminal access to the restricted areas of the airport FAAN Aviation Security, had demanded for On-Duty-Cards, ODCs, of all security personnel attached to the airport, and discovered that most …

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Unions ground industry over N25b Arik debt, others

Following overbearing debt by certain airlines in the country to government agencies and parastatals, unions in the industry Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria ATSSSAN and National Union of Air Transport Employees NUATE barricaded the gates leading to the premises of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN. Arik Air aircraft taxiing on the runway For almost three hours …

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