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Updated: LAAC 25th Conference:Aviation Ministry, agencies express readiness to participate

MINISTRY of Aviation, aviation agencies and major stakeholders in the Nigeria’s aviation industry are already keying into preparations for the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) Conference slated for July 28, 2021. The conference with the theme: ‘Nigeria Aviation Industry: Management, Policy and Regulation,’ is the 25th edition in the series and would hold at Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja. While …

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iPADIS sign MoU with ALICANTO on aviation, aerospace development ; education

INTERNATIONAL Partners for Aviation Development,  Innovation and Sustainability (iPADIS) and the International Association of  Aviation and Aerospace Education (ALICANTO) have signed a Memorandum of  Understanding (MoU) to further their common objectives of promoting the  economic and social development of civil aviation worldwide and supporting the  long-term availability of qualified aviation professionals. Founding President of iPADIS, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu who …

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NiMet, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture sign MoU

NIGERIAN Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUA), Abia State as part of efforts to increase the density of its meteorological stations across the country and  fulfill the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) requirement for the establishment of weather stations around the country. The MoU is also set to further …

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Aviation Ministry highlights benefits of designating major airports as special economic zones

MINISTRY of Aviation has said the designation of four international Airports in Nigeria as special economic zones will help harness the socio-economic benefits derivable from Civil Aviation, generate revenues for government as well as create avenues to mobilize local and foreign direct investment for overall growth of the economy. The Ministry made this known in a statement issue by James …

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Air Peace personnel foil couple attempting to traffic two babies

PASSENGER Service Executives and Security Personnel of Air Peace yesterday demonstrated strong vigilance and alertness as they foiled the attempted trafficking of two babies by a man and a woman on at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Terminal 2, Lagos. This information is contained in a media statement issued by the Spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, who revealed that Air …

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SITA’s refusal to sign 6-month automation extension reason for service disruption at airports

FAAN switches service provider to RESA THE reported downtime in the check-in system of airports in Nigeria particularly the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja may be as a result of the expiration of a ten year deal between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Societe International Telecommunication Aeronautiques (SITA). …

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FG says no airports ownership changes, defines areas slated for concession

THE Federal Ministry of Aviation has said that there will be no be no ownership change with regards planned concession of four Nigerian airports as the parts of the airports to be concessioned applies to the non-aeronautic assets of the airports located in the Passenger and Cargo terminals. The ministry in a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) released recently …

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NCAA rues COVID-19 impact; joins global industry to chart course on ‘Mega-trends’

THE outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in Nigeria and the global aviation industry which may affect growth monumentally if the needed adaptations including, use of technology and being future-wise are not rapidly embraced. Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu who hosted a one-day workshop organised in conjunction with the Aviation Strategies International …

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Concession: Aviation Ministry denies conflict with CCECC; silent on actual concession earnings

 Says concession timeline not set in stone Reveals Transaction Advisors’ identities IN a bid to explain its planned concession quest, the Ministry of Aviation has released responses to possible questions that have been asked with regards the concession of the nation’s highest generating airports albeit the responses did not explain in details the entire situation. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) …

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NATCA cites internal politics; accuses HR as reason Nigeria lacks competent ATCs

AS Air Traffic Controllers experience a massive dearth of professionals in their field, they have accused the Human Resources department of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) of hijacking the recruitment process and employing all sorts of people not critical to safety of aircraft navigation in the airspace. This is just as they have said that the recruitment of 40 …

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