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Canadian Government refuses Air Peace right to airlift stranded Nigerians

MINISTRY of Foreign Affairs, through the Nigerian High Commission, Ottawa says that the Canadian government has with finality refused Nigerian carrier, Air Peace Limited the right to evacuate Nigerian citizens yearning to return home from that country. In what can be described as a twist in the drama, the High …

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IATA Board declares principles for industry re-start  

INTERNATIONAL Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced a commitment by the airline Chief Executive Officers on its Board of Governors to five principles for re-connecting the world by air transport. IATA’s Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac said the principles are: Aviation will always put safety and security first: …

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FAAN, unions head for showdown as airport managers plans to slash staff emoluments

THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has told its workers that will be receiving half Salaries in this month of May to the disagreement of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, (ATSSSAN) and the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals, (ANAP) who are spoiling for a showdown. The …

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NUATE responds Minister over relocation directive says cost implication high

Relocation not component of 2020 approved budget Advises Ministry to resort to virtual meetings NATIONAL Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has written the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika on the directive asking aviation agencies to relocate to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) within 45 days saying the cost …

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Agencies’ relocation: ATSSSAN insists on appropriate staff relocation allowances

AIR Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), has insisted that the industry unions will ensure total mobilization and payment of full allowances to staff in any of the agencies that is relocated out of their station to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. This is in reaction to …

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COVID-19: Arik Air donates palliatives to Mafolukun, Agege communities to ameliorate hardship

ARIK Air today distributed palliatives to communities around Mafolukun and Orile Agege to help sustain the vulnerable as the nation continues to combat the Covid-19 scourge. The airline moved from it’s corporate headquarters at the Murtala Muhammad Airport to the Abolaji Osundeyi Community Development Area in Mafolukun where the airline …

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FG quarantines pilots of impounded aircraft says airline is UK-based Fairjet

FEDERAL Government has revealed that the pilots (One identified as Captain Andy Bell) of the impounded Flairjet, have been quarantined for 14 days, affirming that the aircraft is indeed British owned. The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika made this announcement on Monday during a briefing by the Presidential Task …

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Origin of impounded aircraft wrapped in controversy as more details emerge

DETAILS are still sketchy but Flair Aviation whose aircraft was on Sunday impounded by the Nigerian government is still under investigation for operating commercial flight into Nigeria, despite the airspace closure in the country due to Covid-19 pandemic. Until thorough investigation is carried out the State of Ownership of the …

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Stakeholders skeptical over Ministry’s relocation directive; say timing wrong

THE directive from the Minister of Aviation to all aviation agencies to relocate their agencies’ headquarters to Abuja in the next 45 amid the battle against COVID-19 has not gone unnoticed by stakeholders some of which have expressed divergent opinions on the directive giving its raison d’etre and its timing. …

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7-Star Global Hangar aims to ramp up face mask production to 700, 000 weekly

AIRCRAFT maintenance organization, 7-Star Global Hangar which announced diversification into face mask production says it is ramping up capacity with  a target of 500 sewing machines, 500 tailors to up production for 700,000 face masks per week. The organization which is into making upholstery for aircraft seats and aircraft seat …

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