Wednesday , 6 July 2022


Jet A1: Operating daily almost a physical impossibility for airlines

As of today, Jet A1 also known as Aviation Fuel sells for N725 in Lagos, N740 in Abuja and N745 in Kano while other marketers have sold for N650 and N700 making the reach of the product near impossible and causing many airlines to go on panic mode in a bid to satisfy their passengers, some of whom have booked long before.

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EAN Aviation Limited becomes Airbus Helicopters distributor in West Africa

AIRBUS Helicopters and Nigerian-based, Helicopter company EAN Aviation Limited (EAN) have signed a partnership making EAN a distributor for Airbus Helicopters in West Africa. The strategic partnership between EAN Aviation Limited and Airbus Helicopters focuses on the West African civilian market, excluding Military. In essence, civil customers in Nigeria can now contract directly with EAN Aviation Limited who will be …

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FNAC to stimulate investment opportunities, open frank discussions on airport development

THE need to attract investments, especially Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) for airports across Nigeria is something practically every investor, government official and stakeholder wants to see happen, but for the issue of going about it without carrying the entire industry along, there could have been commendable strides. It was this gap that the management of the Federal Airports Authority of …

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Jet A1 Conundrum: An industry in desperate need for solutions

  WHAT solutions are available to halt a trend that is decades old? How do you end a crisis that is not only crippling aviation but even the average man? The fact that Nigeria finds itself in this precarious situation with the airlines unable to access or get right pricing for Jet A1 has been decades in the making.   …

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Has time finally come for Runway 18L/36R to be lit up after 14 years?

  FOURTEEN gruelling years later and two approvals, it would seem federal government feels it is time to put in place Air Field Lighting ( AFL) for the 2.7 kilometre 18L/ 36R domestic runway of the Murtala Muhammed Airport ( MMA) which was recommissioned in 2008 after refurbishment and rehabilitation without runway lights.   After years of complains by domestic …

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Assessing NCAA DG, Capt Musa Nuhu’s 18 Months In Office

  CAPTAIN Musa Nuhu, on Monday, March 16, 2020 formally took over as the substantive Director General/Chief Executive Officer (DG/CEO) of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) . Nuhu resumed as the 7th Director General of the Authority, following his appointment on 23rd October, 2019 and eventual confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.   NCAA is …

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Improving airports experience: FAAN, PEBEC guide security agencies’ on functions at gateways

  LAST week, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), in collaboration with the Enabling Business Environment Secretariat of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) organized a training program for leaders and front line officers of major stakeholders at the airports in a bid to help sanitize the nation’s gateway.   A training program that was held both at …

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The tragedy of Nigeria Airways’ Fokker 28 crash in Enugu

EGHOSA IDUFUEKO ON the morning of November 29, 1983, thirty-eight years ago, a 79-seater twin engine Fokker F28 Mk2000 jet belonging to Nigeria Airways approached Enugu Airport and on that faithful day the Instrument Landing System (ILS) wasn’t working coupled with the fact that it was harmattan season with its dusty haze was reducing visibility. As the 3-man aircrew(Cockpit crew …

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