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NiMet douse speculations of tension over resumption of new DG, staff promotion

MANAGEMENT of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has refuted speculations alleging that there is disquiet in the agency over the resumption of the new Director General/CEO, Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi and issues concerning staff promotions. The aviation agency in an official statement issued yesterday, signed by Prof Mashi described the report as false, saying that “there is no iota of …

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Rwand Air to commence Harare, Mumbai routes in April

RWANDAIR, is set to continue its expansion drive in 2017 as the airline has concluded  arrangements to commence flight operations into Harare and Mumbai in April. The carrier has also expressed hopes to expand flights into other routes including : Lilongwe, in Malawi, Bamako , in Mali, Conakry , in Guinea , New York in the United States and London …

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NAMA pledges support for NAF personnel training

NIGERIAN Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has pledged to continue to support the Nigerian Air Force in the training of its critical manpower especially in the area of air traffic control. The Managing Director of the agency, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu who made these remarks while receiving students and instructors of the Department of Air Warfare of the Armed Forces Command and …

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Blame NCAA for Abuja runway dilapidation-Stakeholders

STAKEHOLDERS in the aviation industry have  indicted the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for what some described as the regulatory body’s docile role in conducting its oversight over the original body meant to carry out Runway maintenance stating that this has brought to the situation where it is now. In an electronic mail to our platform, President of the Aviation …

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Abuja closure: Bi-Courtney rejects GAT expansion, says facility ready for regional ops

 BI-COURTNEY Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos, kicked against suggestions in some quarters that the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) in Lagos be expanded to accommodate the expected rise in passenger traffic during the Abuja Airport closure. This is just as the airport operator expressed readiness to commence regional operations indicating that the …

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Illegal limousine operators flood MMA , allegedly backed by security agencies

INVESTIGATIONS into the recent influx of cabs at the  Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos has shown that the airport has been taken over by illegal limousine operators, who paint their vehicles in the airport colour of blue but are unregistered with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). spoke to a  source who spoke to our reporter said that …

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AVSEC arms directive: Ojikutu forecasts danger, calls for agencies, AVSEC to be in one command

FOLLOWING plans by the Federal government to arm the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Aviation Security, managing director of Centurion Security, Group Captain John Ojikutu has predicted a possible crisis of operational conflicts more among the government security agencies at the airports as  all of them carry arms under different command and control. This is just as he called …

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ANAP wants DG NCAA’s sack, okays closure of airport for runway repairs

ASSOCIATION of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP)  has called on the authorities to sack the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority,(NCAA), Captain Usman Mukhar over what they referred to as negligent silence on the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja for the six-week repair period. ANAP okayed the closure stating that the association is in total support …

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Unions write President Buhari on Abuja runway closure, list demerits

UNIONS under the aegis of the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), have written President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) asking him the halt the proposed closure of the Abuja Airport for six weeks. According to the unions in a letter signed …

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Sirika receives Singaporean trade delegation, re-echoes need for airport concession

MINISTER of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika has said the quest to concession the maintenance of airport infrastructure and the building of new ones across the country is to maintain high standard and efficiency in the running of airport operations in tandem with global standards. The minister who disclosed this when he received a delegation from the International Enterprise Singapore …

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