Sunday , 14 August 2022

Aviation News

AIB-N part of Caverton Cameroon crash probe

Commissioner canvasses for airlines to establish investigation units THE Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), Engr. Akin Olateru has said Nigeria will be assisting Cameroon in the investigation of the Havilland DHC -6-400 Twin Otter operated by Caverton Cameroon with her Flight Safety Laboratory, which according to him is one of the best in the …

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NCAA says commitment is to safe aviation industry

AS safety is the primary concern of aviation industry, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has re-affirmed its commitment to ensure the continued sustenance of safe and secure flight operations of the nation’s aviation industry. The Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, in an interview with aviation journalists in Lagos on Thursday confirmed that the regulatory agency will continue the …

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Aero plans return, enters JV with UMZA Air; takes delivery of Dash Q-400

AERO Contractors says it has taken delivery of the first set of two Dash-8 (Q-400) aircraft this afternoon at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. The Nigerian- registered aircraft owned by UMZA Air will be operated by Aero Contractors under a joint venture agreement between both parties. The Dash 8 aircraft is one of the most fuel efficient and modern …

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Ibom Air explains passengers’ disembarkation at cargo Apron

  MANAGEMENT of Ibom Air today gave reasons why it’s Airbus A220 flight QI 0307 from Abuja to Lagos disembarked it’s passengers at the Cargo Apron of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. According to the airline, the crew had discovered one of its aircraft indicators went off after landing and instead of taxiing the full distance opted to tarry …

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Huge finances, security, traffic levels impacts on night operations- NCAA

DIRECTOR-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu, has said that any airport, which decides to expand its operations beyond dusk requires large finances and compliance with other important conditions like security and an assurance of high level traffic stressing that inadequate finances and paucity of infrastructure are among the major challenges confronting night operations in Nigeria. …

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Safety: NCAA auditing three airlines, five others to face regulator

  FOLLOWING what it described as a financial crisis in the aviation sector, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that it is carrying out economic and financial audits of the remaining eight domestic airlines in the country in order not to let their financial woes gravitate into safety concerns.   Director-General, NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, in an interview …

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Dr. Nwuba, Foster proffer solutions to aviation challenges, cross examine Nigeria Air’s establishment

TWO industry professionals, President, Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association of Nigeria (IAOPA), Dr. Alex Nwuba and the Managing Partner of Avaero Capital, Sindy Foster have both charted a path for the Jet fuel crisis the Nigerian aviation industry is currently grappling with, as well as other issues in the industry.   Both eggheads also had strong opinions with regards the …

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NAMA says all but two aerodromes have approach, landing aids

THE Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has noted that the term ‘sunrise’ or ‘sunset airports’ was misplaced, given that almost all airports in Nigeria but one or two have instrument landing facilities for approach and landing, meaning they are operating based on Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and not based on Visual Flight Rules (VFR) where they pilots are required to …

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NAMA reiterates importance of AFL installation at 18L/36R

  ACTING Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency ( NAMA) Mr. Mathew Lawrence Pwajok has said the fixing of runway lights at 18L/ 36R of the Murtala Muhammed Airport is a necessary evil as it will provide an alternative for airlines at night incase the International runway 18R/36L is not operational. Mr Pwajok made this known while speaking at the …

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