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Air Peace debunks report alleging delayed flight was caused by FIRS boss

 AIR PEACE yesterday denied reports credited to the media alleging that one of its flights was delayed by the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler. A statement credited to the airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah described the report as an unwarranted attempt to …

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5% FAAN IGR: Minister should not flout Agencies’ Establishment Acts-ANAP, NUP

NUATE calls off industrial action on NCAA THE  Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) FAAN Branch have explained that they are aware of the funding challenges of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)but have asked the Minister of State, Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika not …

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FAAN expresses readiness to face NCAA certification

THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has re-stated its readiness for the certification of major airports in the nation by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). According to a statement released at the Authority’s Headquarters in Lagos, five major international airports viz Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu …

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FG seeks ICAO support to integrate drone ops in airspace

MINISTER of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika has disclosed the federal government’s resolve to forge close collaboration with stakeholders as it works hard to integrate the safe operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in its airspace. The Minister made this known Monday at the opening ceremony of the ICAO RPAS symposium …

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AIB revives $5.8 million Abuja safety lab, may begin decoding FDR, CVR soon

THE Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has resuscitated its $5.8 million unserviceable Flight Safety Laboratory equipment at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja; designed with capacity to download information from Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR). The Commissioner, AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru who disclosed this through a …

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NiMet DG faults calls for Climate change agency, says it’s a waste of resources

THE Director General /CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency(NiMet), Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi has described as a duplication of function as well as a waste of resources calls for the creation of a separate and parallel Climate Change Agency (CCA). Prof. Mashi who faulted the calls emanating from certain quarters …

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ANAP, NUP kick against concession of FAAN’s 5% IGR to AIB, other anomalies

ASSOCIATION of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Branch have vehemently kicked against what they described as an intentional effort to cripple the airport authority with recent plans to conceded 5% of its revenue to the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) …

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ICAO President advises on regulatory framework before embracing RPAS

PRESIDENT of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu has stated that Africa and the world needs to develop a coherent regulatory framework aimed at fostering safety before embracing in totality Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS)  despite its numerous opportunities. Dr. Aliu made this known while giving …

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Alhaji Mohammed explains successes of Executive Order

Babalakin says Nigeria is 50 years behind in aviation MINISTER of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed today stated that the Presidential Directive on the Ease of Doing Business has been thus far successful but that people attest mostly to the ease of getting Nigerian visas because it is …

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Air Peace boss, Onyema says airlines are designed to fail from onset

CHAIRMAN of Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema has stated that airlines in the country were designed to fail ab-ibnitio with the kind of operating environment they are in ranging from what he described as double taxation, lack of facilities for night flights and other issues. Onyema who was speaking at …

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