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Investors, government express divergent views over aviation industry future

INVESTORS, professionals and participants converged in Abuja to make themselves heard and find solutions to some teething challenges bedeviling the industry as well as seek clarifications to issues that have hitherto been contentious in the past few months. The 5th Aviation Forum as it was tagged offered aviation investors the …

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Jets versus turbo props: What is suitable for the Nigerian market?

ROUTES around Nigeria are between an hour and one hour thirty minutes and this has caused a lot of watchers to ask if operators are using the right equipment to fly around the country. This is this is further deepened by of the mindset of the travelling public which seemingly …

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Emergence of MRO facilities in Nigeria may change industry dynamics

OVER the decades, the aviation sub-sector in Nigeria has suffered because of its inability to establish a maintainance Repair and Overhaul facility, a crucial infrastructure that ensures that the airline aspect of the business maintains a balance in its cost-intensity. With the emergence of new MROs in the country it …

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‘De-marketing Nigerian airlines: A disservice to aviation’

THE advent of social media and bulk broadcast messages have brought about a new Information Age  and this thriving venture of late has been used to orient, set-agendas and educate the teeming masses in ways unprecedented. However, the downside to this is the negative use of this media to misinform, …

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FAAN is creating profitable, feasible and safer airports in Nigeria- Dunoma

SOME of the challenges bedeviling most of the nation’s airports are decades old and of no fault of anybody but government’s abandoning these airports for years at a stretch leading to deterioration of safety and comfort infrastructure. Over the past few years however, the Federal Government has woken up to …

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Who is afraid of the Single African Skies?

DURING the sensitization workshop for the implementation of African Single Skies, Nigerian carriers expressed their discontent with the policy which they say will leave the country on the negative side of the balance leading to massive capital flight, huge loss of jobs and further collapse of the already failing aviation …

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Aviation: Major events of 2017 that may help shape 2018

2017 was a year filled with highs and lows for the entire aviation industry but one thing you cannot take out of that year like the previous three years before is the fact that it was indeed accident free and once again the Nigerian airspace was adjudged safe. Industry chronicles: …

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Relevance of accident investigation and prevention to Nigerian aviation

JUST how relevant is accident investigation to a country, especially one like Nigeria that has in the past had a torrent aircraft accident past? Last week, this was all brought to bear when aviation investigative body, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) released another set of four accident investigation reports bringing …

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Why Nigeria needs to develop general aviation to employ hundreds of pilots

OF late there has been a flurry of complaints from many quarters on the number of unemployed pilots within Nigeria, as at the last count these young pilots were numbering over 300 which has caused worry in the industry. Many people have raised a lot of eyebrow as to why …

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Olowo, others explain how Nigeria achieved zero accident year

Caution government on the hostile business environment PRESIDENT Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI), Elder Gabriel Olowo has attributed accident free year in Nigeria to intertwining multiple factors mainly the fact that airlines in the country have started striving to go the extra mile to ensure safety. Olowo who gave …

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