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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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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 also matters concerning consumer rights protection. The ABSE is held …

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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 weeks, government has been on shutdown owing to the presidential …

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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 opportunity to vent and some another opportunity to review what …

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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 has a preference for the kind of aircraft they want …

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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 is logical to look at areas of synergy to grow …

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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, de-market, wreak havoc and sway the undiscerning. ANTHONY OMOH writes …

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