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Tuns Farm leads food safety, quality system audit

Poultry products producers, Tuns Farms Nigeria Limited has set a new benchmark for quality management system for chicken plants in Africa. The company emerged as one of the top performers in a recent third-party audit in Food Safety and Quality System conducted by the South African firm, Aspirata on behalf of Yum Restaurant International (YRI), brand owner of KFC, Pizza …

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Delta Air Lines deploys state-of-the-art baggage tracking tech in Nigeria

Delta Air Lines is deploying Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) baggage tracking technology across its system, including between Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The move will provide Nigerian customers with improved real-time tracking of luggage throughout the travel experience.  Delta remains the only U.S. carrier to operate nonstop service between Nigeria and the United States offering …

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Dana Air echoes vow to superior on-time performance

Nigerian carrier, Dana Air has reiterated its commitment to superior on-time performance which was the core of its excellent services, when it took to the skies on November 10, 2008. According to the Accountable Manager of the airline, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo, Dana Air, has always taken the lead in ensuring that passengers get to their destinations on schedule, but recent …

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Delta Air Lines announces June 2016 Quarter Profit

Delta Air Lines has reported a pre-tax income of $2.4 billion for the month of June 2016 quarter. Adjusted pre-tax income for the June 2016 quarter was $1.7 billion, a $42 million increase over June 2015 quarter.  Adjusted net income was $1.1 billion or $1.47 per diluted share.

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Ojikutu insists on clear criteria for airlines to get zero tariff on aircraft, spares

Managing Director of Centurion Securities, Group Captain John Ojikutu (rtd) has said there is nothing wrong with providing succour for Nigeria’s ailing domestic airlines but that government must insist on clear-cut criteria so whatever palliatives put in place do not fall into the wrong hands like the previous ones. Ojikutu, a member of industry think tank group Aviation Round Table …

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FAAN trains 240 newly recruited employees to enhance safety, security

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Engr Saleh Dunoma has emphasized the importance of training stating that it is part of the airport authority’s commitment to entrench safety and security all over the nation’s airports. The FAAN boss made this known in Lagos following an unscheduled visit to the FAAN Training School where the training …

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African Union signs MoU with IATA to drive continent’s economic growth

International Air Transport Association (IATA)  have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Union Commission (AU) to expand strategic cooperation to further the continent’s economic and social development with the benefits of safe, efficient and sustainable air transport. The MoU focuses on the exchange of information, expertise and capabilities in a number of areas including: Enhancing security through …

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Unions shelve strike as Caverton agrees to payment within 10 working days

After disrupting activities today at the headquarters of offshore and onshore helicopter and private charter group, Caverton Helicopters aviation unions have reached an agreement with the airline’s management which put an end to the One-Day Strike. The meeting had in attendance the National Association of Aircraft Pilot and Engineers (NAAPE), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), the Federal Airports …

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Airbus demonstrates A350 XWB quality inspection by drone

Airbus has demonstrated aircraft visual inspection using a drone at the Farnborough Airshow, an innovation that will reduce lost time for aircraft inspection to mere minutes instead of hours using conventional methods. The drone, equipped with a high-definition camera, performs visual inspection for the upper part of the aircraft. It is flown using an automatic flight control system supervised by …

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