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Soliciting support for Nigerian carriers to tackle capital flight

This article brings together a variety of thoughts on how to stem or reduce capital flight to the barest minimum as investors crave government to support them by protecting them and reduce the numerous taxation in the industry to enable them make enough to plough back and grow their businesses, while some experts talk about government providing policies that can …

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 Plot thickens as NAMA staff identify mutiny as reason for agency’s crisis

Strife, in-fighting and internal jostling for the top seat of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is the reason that have brought the agency into public scrutiny in the last one week following allegation of fraud levelled against some of its top management staff According to sources within the agency, the ongoing investigation of the top officers including the Managing …

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Indigenous airlines groan as foreign carriers get more designation

At various fora, airline operators in Nigeria have accused the Federal Government and the Ministry of Aviation in particular of killing indigenous airline operators by granting multiple entries to foreign airlines , this has been cemented by the fact that more foreign airlines have applied and are being granted more frequencies into the country. This is an article written in …

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Bristow Helicopters: Is this one incident too many?

…airline has had 10 incidents, accidents since 2007  One would ask what is wrong with the country’s civil aviation sub-sector. It definitely is not regulation as there are rules and laws both local and domesticated ones to ensure that airlines stay in line and do the right things to ensure their passengers have a safe flight to their destinations. Then, …

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How VIP movement affect airlines’ safety, economy

Have you ever been in a flight, told to strap on your seat belt because it’s time to commence landing proceedings when suddenly, the captain’s voice comes over the public address system,” Hello this is your captain speaking and although I just said we will be landing in the next 5minutes due to VIP movement we will be spending an …

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Airlines enjoy cheap fuel, other costs a focus

Airlines can look forward to continuing low oil prices for at least this year, helping to boost profits and drive demand for travel, but need to be wary of a swift rebound and focus on staff costs, the Airline Economics conference heard. Low oil brings non-fuel costs at airlines into the spotlight, and highlights the difference between legacy carriers such …

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Aero’s ground handling debacle: Who is truly to blame?? 

It is no longer news that one of the most shameful acts in civil aviation history in modern time was performed last Saturday when Nigerian carrier Aero Contractors defied safety regulations and, according to them, of no fault of theirs, disembarked passengers with a ladder from a Boeing 737-500 aircraft. Already the act has gone viral and as attracted the …

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NAMA’s e-Flight clearance receives ministerial commendation  

Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi has lauded the ingenuity behind the e-Flight Clearance web portal, developed by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) in conjunction with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), as a web based solution to the strenuous system of manually processing aircraft over flight and landing permit by non-scheduled aircraft operators as obtained in the past. …

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Professionals brainstorm on catapulting aviation into the future

Divers opinions all streamlined and geared towards moving the aviation industry forward was the order of business, as industry professionals and stakeholders brainstormed to set the industry in Nigeria towards the path of fulfilling its potential. In a one day Colloquium entitled Leapfrogging Nigeria Aviation to match her Potential, various topics discussed exposed some teething problems militating against the growth …

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