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Divergent reactions trail call to make Arik National Carrier (Part Three): Aligbe stands against

“First, is Kuru sincere in his avowal? What are his indices of Arik’s profitability? AMCON took over Arik with 15 aircraft. How many aircraft has the airline now? What is the debt profile of Arik as at today? How much has AMCON recovered since it took over Arik. What is the operational status of Arik in terms of route network and schedule integrity? What about maintenance integrity which Arik had the highest rating on before AMCON’s takeover?”

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Is Nigeria serious with its national carrier pursuit?

With what has happened with regards setting up a national carrier in the last four years of this administration, with all the intrigues and failed deadlines, ANTHONY OMOH looks at emerging trends especially in Ghana which has silently set their ball rolling with firm aircraft orders; and wonders if Project …

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Divergent reactions trail calls to make Arik Air National Carrier (Part Two)

As Sirika maintains airline unfit for national carrier The discourse on the National carrier issue deepens with others, including the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika lending thoughts towards whether or not government will make what they believe is the right decision and put to rest the feeling of uncertainty …

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Divergent reactions trail call to make Arik Air National Carrier (Part One)

“To me, as I said on the Flightdeck Forum, the option remains Arik, Arik, Arik or look for a domestic carrier or any other carrier within to partner to start it. When you partner with another airline to start it then you are having three government carriers in place. I feel it’s a good thing, I am happy AMCON has changed their tone we are yet to hear from the Federal Government although we only saw that money was budgeted but we are not sure what route they would take. And if you look at the amount budgeted, that amount cannot do anything to start a national carrier from the scratch. As at today we have not seen a clear cut investor that is ready to partner with FG, I think the best way to go is to look at the Arik, Aero option and move with it.”

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Interior Minister, Immigration top echelon brainstorm on achieving FG’s SET goals

Despite the challenges at the border, I will like to thank Mr. President for approving, in council, the e-border program. The program will be implemented in 2 years where the 4,047 kilometres of land borders be monitored real-time. It will cover 86 Border Control Post (BCP) comprising of 6Mega Control Posts, 16Medium Control Posts and 64 Mini Control Posts.

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Industry players tackle airport improvement challenges, security, others

AVIATION stakeholders who participated in the 6th Airport Business Summit and Expo (ABSE) held recently in Lagos have found lasting solutions to air transport response to projected population explosion and urban shift; ways of improving airport business environment; how to address the issues of criminal facilitation within the airport and …

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NCAA/Glo imbroglio: As 30 day ultimatum rounds off, who blinks first?

"This AHC has always been there from the outset and it isn't about telcos alone. There are high-rise buildings that have to comply to the AHC so it's not about them. In truth, they were all complying during the advent but when Glo started flouting it, the others joined. Not all are defaulting with the AHC directive, just majorly Glo

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AIB set standards for safety, engages stakeholders, reviews impact of investigations

"There is usually a drop in passenger traffic after an airplane crash. In cases where the AIB report was quickly released, the passenger traffic shot back up (e.g. The 2013 Associated Airlines Flight 361 crash). The Nigerian Aviation sector has huge potentials. AIB reports are critical in the Aviation Value Chain and for the development of the Aviation Industry especially Consumer confidence which would in turn lead to the desired Increase in passenger Traffic."

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What President Buhari must do to improve aviation in the next four years

In the wake of the 2019 elections, Nigerianflightdeck feels there are areas where the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari must focus on in other to further develop the aviation sub-sector, having been given the opportunity to continue his stewardship of the country and drive its affairs another four years. FOR …

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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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