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FAAN to get name change, AVSEC to bear arms in proposed Bill

AS part of efforts to ensure that Nigeria has just one regulator in the aviation industry, it has been proposed that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN), would undergo a change of nomenclature to the Federal Airports Administration of Nigeria (FAAN) This is just as the authority is seeking to amend or enact Bills that should aid the …

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Updated: Boyo, Sirika differ on why over 100 airlines have died in Nigeria

MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has blamed bad business plan on the part of airlines as one reason why hundreds of airlines have become defunct in Nigeria in the past 20 years. The Minister was reacting to a statement credited to the managing director of Overland Airways, Captain Edward Boyo who said over 100 domestic airlines have died in …

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Air Peace receives another ERJ-145 from C-check

AIR Peace has announced the return of another ERJ-145 which has been undergoing C-Check. The aircraft, with registration number 5N-BVD, arrived Lagos last night. A statement signed by management read,” Most of our aircraft were out on C-Check during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have started arriving one after the other.​ “It can be recalled that just a couple of …

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12 years on, AIB releases Chanchangi Port Harcourt accident report, three others

As investigative bureau issues  9 safety recommendations TWELVE years after the accident involving a Chanchangi Boeing 737-200 aircraft at the Port Harcourt Airport Omagwa, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released the report of this accident and three others. This is just as the investigative body has released three other investigation reports including a Nigerian College of Aviation Technology ( …

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Public hearing: Nigeria set to make NCAA sole agency with regulatory functions

Seeks to criminalise non-remtance of TSC/CSC FOLLOWING the commencement of the public hearing Nigeria is set to take corrective actions to ensure that only the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority ( NCAA) exercise the only regulatory functions with regards civil aviation in the country. This is just as there is a proposal to make it a criminal offence for airlines to …

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House of Reps asks FG to suspend airports concession

HOUSE of Representatives has directed the federal government to suspend the planned concession of four major airports in the country, pending the resolution of all contentious issues stating that efforts by the parliament to reach a common ground with parties on the issue, have proven unsuccessful The airports slated for concession are the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA), NNAMDI …

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Senate tells FG N5billion bailout inadequate calls for upward review

THE Senate  on Aviation has told the Federal Government that its proposed N5billion COVID-19 intervention fund is inadequate and unacceptable as it will not be enough to save jobs in the industry or keep aircraft in the air. The senate committee reacted through its Chairman, Senator Smart Adeyemi to the declaration of the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika who …

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Public hearing: Minister says AON owes $6.9m, N 19.4 bn on TSC

As AON calls for reduction of 5%TSC/CSC MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has revealed that the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) is owing a staggering US$6, 993, 284 million and N19, 365, 374,336 billion as non remittance of Ticket Sales Charge (TSC) and (CSC) collected on behalf of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA ) This was exposed when …

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