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Ethiopian Airlines inviting African countries to buy its shares, vision

ETHIOPIAN Airlines is undisputedly Africa’s largest airline by revenue and profit. Yet the state-owned carrier just doesn’t want to dominate the continent’s skies: it’s also looking to boost Africa’s fragmented airspace through increased connectivity, forming strategic alliances, besides launching or reviving new sovereign African airlines. Ethiopian’s latest pitch is that …

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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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ARFFS brainstorms on improving aviation emergency management, inter-agency collaboration

MEN of the Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) finished from a Stakeholders Strategic Conference on Aircraft Emergency to agree that a lot more can be done to ensure inter-agency collaboration to portray their readiness to handle emergencies if or when the need arises. The delegates comprising the ARFFS, …

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NCAA, retaining Category One Certification for Nigeria

IT is indeed no news that a team of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (US-FAA) under the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program have come and spent one week auditing the country’s aviation industry especially, its Civil Aviation Authority in a bid to ensure the nation has all it …

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