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IATA calls for modernization of Air Cargo industry

IN Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service. The call was made at the 11th World Cargo Symposium, which opened in Abu Dhabi today against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air cargo sector. After several years …

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Counter terrorism: UN trains 34 NCAA, FAAN aviation security personnel

TO effectively mitigate the threat posed to civil aviation by terrorist organizations as well as combat the spate of terrorism threats globally, the United Nations Aviation School Project has commenced training of all Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel in Nigeria. The training is currently holding at both FAAN Training School in Lagos and at the NCAA Training Hall at Abuja. The …

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N6.8b fraud: Court orders forfeiture of N3.5b assets of ex-NAMA MD, others to EFCC

A Federal High Court Lagos sitting in Lagos on Friday  ordered the forfeiture of N3.5bilion and 68,000 dollars belonging to former Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Managing Director,  Ibrahim Abdulsalami, and others including former General Manager Procurement  Adegorite Olumuyiwa,  General Manager for Procurement and another former General Manager Finance, Segun Agbolade. Also included in the forfeiture  are a former acting …

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Demuren slams ‘unqualified’ appointment of DAWS in NCAA describes it as dangerous

FORMER Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr. Harold Demuren has criticized strongly any appointment that is not based on professionalism and competence stating that whoever is Director of Air worthiness of the regulatory body must be totally worth it. Speaking at the Breakfast meeting of the Aviation Round Table (ART) the former director general stated that …

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Nigerian Air Force partner AIB on air safety

NIGERIAN AIR FORCE and Accident Investigation Bureau on Tuesday in Abuja agreed to explore areas of cooperation to enhance aviation safety in the country. This was a fallout of a meeting between the leadership of the two bodies when the new Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer of AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Air Staff, Air …

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NCAA certifies Kaduna Airport ready for 24hrs operations

THE Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has declared the Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna, fit and ready for 24 hours local and international operations. All necessary steps to ensure that the status of the Airport as an Alternate Airport to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, (NAIA), during the closure have been put in place. According to the General Manager, Public …

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