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Babalakin expresses interest in ongoing airports concession, calls for regional flight approval implementation

CHAIRMAN, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2), Dr. Wale Babalakin has said the operator is interested in the ongoing concession bidding for the four major airport terminals in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Harcourt but has aired his reservation over the process. This is just as he has said that government was subjecting …

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Senate resolves that NCAA suspends issuance of AOC to NG Eagle

  THE Senate has in a resolution suspended the issuance of Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to NG Eagle, an airline being floated by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) with immediate effect over a petition stating that the airline is using Arik Air assets to pursue the process. This however may not be the true picture as the Chief …

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iPADIS calls for wider global cooperation at ICAO high-level conference on covid-19

  THE International Partners for Aviation Development, Innovation and Sustainability (iPADIS), called for wider global cooperation in dealing with the ongoing pandemic.   Speaking at the Ministerial Session of the Conference, the founding President of iPADIS, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, commended the President of the ICAO Council and the Secretary General of ICAO for convening the timely conference and for …

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African Ministers to ICAO: Vaccine passports imposition is discrimination, against Chicago convention

  AFRICAN Ministers of Aviation have taken a position against plans to impose vaccine passports for air travelers telling the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) that the much-touted proposal is unacceptable as it is tantamount to discrimination against certain groups of population and violates the tenets of the Chicago Convention. The African Ministers Delegation’s position was made known on Wednesday …

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NCAA Autonomy: Mshelia says House in conflict with its created, international laws

CHIEF Executive Officer of West Link Airlines, Captain Ibrahim Mshelia has said that if statements credited to the House of Representatives Aviation Committee over withholding the Air Operators’ Certificate (AOC) of a potential investor holds true, then it is interfering with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and is in conflict with its laws and those of the International Civil …

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Duty payments: Nigeria Customs clears 57 charter operators, finds 29 private jets liable

NIGERIA Customs Service (NCS) yesterday cleared fifty-seven (57) commercial charter operators in Nigeria and issued a fourteen (14) day notice to twenty-nine (29)private jet/aircraft liable for custom duty payments  to collect and make payments or  cease flying the airspace. This is just as it has said owners of the 62 private aircraft for which no presentations of documentation  were made …

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NAAPE issues Finance Ministry, Head of Service, NCAA 21-day ultimatum over COS

  NATIONAL Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has given the Minister of Finance, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Salaries and Wages Commission and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) a 21 day ultimatum to conclude and approve the release of the Conditions of Service or risk a withdrawal of service. The pilot and engineer body said …

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NAAPE to Reps: Do not mess with NCAA’s autonomy, you are not a debt recovery agency

NATIONAL Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), today warned the House Committee on Aviation about meddling into activities of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), staying clearly that it was messing with the agency’s autonomy and would have fire consequences. The umbrella body of pilots and engineers in the country, also lambasted the committee stressing that they were not …

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