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NCAA to pull down 7, 000 communication masts for safety violation

It is instructive to note that there are well over 40,000 masts and towers in Nigeria. Statutorily, all telecommunications operators should obtain Aviation Height Clearance (AHC) and ensured their annual validity.What this means is that Globacom and these other defaulting GSM providers have been running their networks and providing inter-connectivity to millions of subscribers without Aviation Height Clearance Certificate thereby jeopardizing safety of air navigation.

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New Abuja terminal in-built protection system forestalls incident

The building was designed and built with this protection system. The system comes up when it senses high ambient temperatures and sprays fire extinguishing agent. The residue of powder sprayed by the system was seen in the cloud, there was no fire at all.

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New BASL communication head resigns as terminal operator sacks CSO

AFTER the picketing of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos in October last year by various aviation unions, a gale of resignations and sacks are continuously sweeping through staff of the terminal. The latest in the tsunami is the Chief Security Officer (CSO), …

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Sirika, African Ministers woo other Member States on SAATM benefits

NIGERIA’S Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has called on states to adopt the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) to strengthen air transport liberalization in the continent. Sen. Sirika made the resolution of the ministers known via his twitter handle @hadisirika at the Second Ordinary Session of …

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FAAN assures of safety as Easter draws closer

AS Easter holiday approaches, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured passengers and other airport users that her network of airports are fully prepared and ready for the usual upsurge in passenger traffic that is the norm around this season. In a statement released at the Authority’s headquarters …

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FAAN may withdraw AVSEC, ARFFS from Gombe, Kebbi airports over N 731, 873, 721 debts

The position is that FAAN has an MoU with all the privately owned aerodromes to provide aviation security for them and NCAA approved. If that is withdrawn it follows that there is no security in those airports and the Authority will have the grounds to close them them.

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Five aviation unions set for showdown with Caverton, to picket airline from Monday

FIVE aviation unions have declared irreconcilable differences with management of Caverton Helicopters and will picket the airline come Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th of April, 2019 to express their displeasure over the denial of their rights by the police and also the inability of Caverton Helicopters to pay up their …

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Owerri Airport fire: FAAN MD visits, says insurers ready to bear burden

FOLLOWING the recent fire incident at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Engr. Saleh Dunoma,has said Zenith Insurance has conducted evaluation of the damage to the terminal and agreed to pay the claims in full. Dunoma, who paid a …

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FG to sanction airlines whose staff collude to plant drug-laden bags on innocent travellers

FOLLOWING a recent case currently ongoing in Kano, where an innocent would have been convicted and put to death, Federal Government has resolved forthwith to penalize any airline whose staff collude with baggage handlers to swap tag names on bags containing illicit drugs on out-bound flights and implicate innocent travelers. …

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AIB trains security personnel on how to preserve aircraft accident evidence

“You can imagine a police officer who is not aware of critical evidences like flight recorder. A police officer on site who has never seen flight recorder before and may be a flight recorder is being taken away ignorantly by unknown person. This is very critical to investigation.

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