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Aero Contractors suspends flight operations from tomorrow

AERO CONTRACTORS Airlines has announced that it would suspend its scheduled services from Thursday September 1, 2016. A statement from the airline management said the development was part of the strategic business realignment to reposition the airline and return it to the part of profitability. This business decision, which is a result of the current economic situation in the country, …

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FAAN restores power at MMIA

FOLLOWING last Saturday’s power outage that crippled activities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos the management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has restored power to the airport. A statement issued by FAAN’s spokesman, Yakubu Dati read,” The Management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wish to inform the general public that power has been fully restored …

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Black out cripples Nigeria’s busiest airport as FAAN explains incident

THE Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos was thrown into darkness and confusion yesterday night with the effects of the black out paralyzing activities at the nation’s busiest airport last night. Many travelers departing the airport went through stress as the power outage affected the entire gamut of air travel causing passengers to disembark aircraft with a ramp among other anomalies.

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Sosoliso: a fatal painful crash with a combination of bad decisions

TO say the Sosoliso Airline crash is Nigeria’s saddest crash is not an understatement given the fact that it took with it no fewer than 50 children and some notable personalities plus all the melee that happened post crash when it was time to pay compensation to the victims’ family. Sosoliso crash was one of the reasons government scrutinized the aviation …

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Aero cutting costs to avoid total operational shutdown

FILLERS reaching Nigerianflightdeck.com is indicating that Nigeria’s oldest domestic airline, Aero Contractors is struggling to maintain its wings, its personnel and reputation all due to its current challenges. Our reporter had gathered from an authentic source that the airline which has been trying to rebuild from the mismanagement from its last administration has not been able to bring back some …

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Perishable cargo exporters lament over N100m loss, express fear of int’l market shun

EXPORTERS of perishable cargo/vegetable have lost a whooping N100 million due to government’s closure of export warehouses of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL) over alleged housing stolen and prohibited items meant for exportation. This is just as they have stated that government’s closure of the export sheds at the Murtala Muhammed Airport …

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241 Nigerian deportees arrive from Libya

A total of 174 men and 67 women with three children and three infants making a total of 241 Nigerians arrived Nigeria from Libya yesterday at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport(MMA), Lagos on board a Libyan Airlines A333 –200 with registration number SA –LAR. This is more than the 220 Nigerians reported by our medium on Monday …

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EAN Aviation becomes first African Safety 1st Qualified Location to appear on NATA Global FBO map

 EAN Aviation, the Lagos-based business aviation services company has become the first Safety 1st Qualified African location, to be listed on the US National Air Transportation Association’s, (NATA), Global FBO Map. Whilst the programme certifies individuals, not locations or companies, it established the Safety 1st Qualified location platform to recognize FBOs that consistently maintain their employee’s training status. EAN currently …

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Unions protest against concessions of Lagos, Abuja, Kano, PH

‘Sirika our airports are not for sale’,’Airport concessions will lead to national security breaches’,’Airport concession is economic terrorism’, our airports cannot be sold in bits’, these are some of the placards mounted by unions in the aviation subsection this morning as they protested federal government’s planned concession of the four major airports. Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria …

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