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IOSA: What next as more Nigerian carriers become compliant?

In the past one year, more Nigerian airlines have seen the need to be members of the International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) to boost their ranking and acceptability globally and this has been described by most as a welcome development and have encouraged them to take the next step in safety operations. ON May 2, 2017, one …

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‘Transcend(ing) and erasing women from history making’

THE solo flight around the world powered by Transcend has come and gone and the pilot, Captain Ademilola Odujirin has become a media darling. It is an amazing achievement and we congratulate both Captain Odujirin and the Transcend team for making Nigeria and Africa proud. However, what we cannot help but notice is the conspicuous absence of the only female …

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AON, NCAA rift: Why the brouhaha over 5%TSC,CSC automation?

THE aviation sub-sector in the past week has been rife with reports on automation of remittance of  the five per cent Ticket sales Charge (TSC) and Cargo Sales Charge (CSC) which has caused an imbroglio between the airline operators of Nigeria and the regulatory agency, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Agency (NCAA). This standoff has seen the revelation of a staggering …

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How AMCON’s intervention saved Arik Air from total collapse

MYRIAD of challenges outweighing what the previous management could deal with under its owner-manager business model may have led to the grounding of Arik Air on Monday next week if cogent  steps were not taken by government to intervene in Nigeria’s largest airline through the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) According to information gathered, the airline’s insurance cover  would …

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Aftermath Abuja runway closure meeting, stakeholders want agencies to speak up

IN the wake of last week  stakeholders’ forum , stakeholders are of the opinion that the Minister of state Aviation, Senator Hadi  Sirika should have allowed the Aviation parastatals to speak for themselves on the preparation based on the fact that most stakeholders feel the agencies are not prepared. Sirika, had on Friday given assurance on the readiness of the …

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Sirika, unions brainstorm on government’s airports concession thrust

THE melee in the aviation sub-sector over Federal Government’s planned concession of the Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt airports, which will be followed by the remaining 18 airports has  started off with a major plus, as the Minister of State, Aviation engaged major unions on government’s plan to improve on things and do them the right way. The meeting, …

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Concession will grow our airports in leaps and bounds- Sirika

WHEN the Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika came to Lagos to wade into the imbroglio concerning the embattled Aero Contractors, little did he know he would find himself pitted against the Nigerian media, as the corps of media men barraged him with questions pertaining the planned concession of the four major airports. According to the Minister, the Murtala …

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As Sirika, stakeholders brainstorm on aviation quick, long-term fixes

At the just concluded aviation stakeholders forum held in Abuja, Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika presented a paper based on what this administration concedes are challenges in the aviation industry and proffered ways that government plans to deal with these issues. For any economy to grow, aviation is a  crucial component; a catalyst of some sorts that helps …

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NBS reels out data of aircraft, passenger, cargo movement in Nigeria

Numbers reeled out by the National Bureau of statistics (NBS) has shown an increase of both aircraft movement in the fourth quarter of 2015, with aircraft moving in and out of Nigerian airports increasing to 61,692 approximately 6.9%. This figure when juxtaposed with the third quarter of 2015, which had 57,704 of aircraft movement showed a clear over 3,988 difference …

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