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Akinkuotu says local MRO will save N21.15 billion every 18 months

Chief executive of Aero Contractors, Captain Fola Akinkuotu has said that an indigenous maintenance facility could save the country N20.15 billion capital flight every 18 months and reduce the pressure brought about by the demand in foreign currency to pay for the checks drastically by between 60 to 70 percent. Captain Akinkuotu made this known at the 3rd Quarter Breakfast …

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Captain Williams blames govt., stakeholders for non-operation of MRO in Nigeria

Chief Executive Officer, Bi-Courtney aviation Services Limited (BASL), Capt. Jari Williams has blamed lack of commitment by government and stakeholders as the major reason behind the inability to establish a functioning Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Nigeria. This is as government has made it clear that establishing an MRO facility is just not a priority in the meantime …

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Emirates 777 burst into flames after emergency landing

 An Emirates flight Boeing 777-300, flight EK521 from India earlier today burst into flames after making an emergency landing at Dubai Airport, all 300 people on board escaped from the burning plane. Emirates said on its website that there were no fatalities and all passengers and crew are accounted for and safe. The Boeing aircraft was flying from Thiruvananthapuram in …

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Update: FAAN suspends level 6 officer over N70million fraud as EFCC commences investigation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently investigating a level six officer account officer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), one Christy Olabode and others, for alleged theft of N70million from the airport authority by manipulating furniture allowances between 2013 and 2016 learnt that Ms. Olabode one of the racketeers stole the funds by using …

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Olowo says discordant tunes of stakeholders affects govt decisions in aviation

President Aviation Round Table (ART), Elder Gabriel Olowo confessed that the aviation industry has not moved forward in 50 years blaming the years of stagnation on cacophony of tunes sang by the airlines and stakeholders. He made this known at the Breakfast Meeting of the Aviation Round Table Safety Initiative, stating that the personal interests of stakeholders far exceeded their …

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NAAPE to construct new N2.5billion headquarters at MMIA

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) is constructing N2.5billion state-of-the-art facility – to be situated at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos state. The association plans a Ground-breaking is scheduled for August, 2016 with plans for completion within 24 months.

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What connects EAS, Nicon, Virgin Nigeria, NigerianEagle and Air Nigeria?

Executive Airline Services (EAS) Airline, Nicon Airways, Virgin Nigeria Airways, Nigerian Eagle Airlines and Air Nigeria are all different business entities but there is a common factor all these dead airlines share and that is the fact that eventually all of them were ended in whatever metamorphosed entity by Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim. One man, five airlines…incredible it would seem but …

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FG promises frequency increase for foreign airlines, assures pilgrim commission of support

The federal government has promised to give consideration to requests by serious foreign airlines for increased flight frequencies as long as the nation’s interests are not compromised. Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, who made this known while receiving the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil in his office, said the nation’s relationship with foreign airlines would be based …

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FAAN disrupts Arik Air’s operations, airline accuses authority of flouting court order

Arik Air yesterday accused the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) of disrupting disrupted its operations at the domestic General Aviation Terminal and international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, stating that workers of the agency prevented Arik Air from gaining access to the Air-side of both terminals. Access to the Air-side is critical and fundamental to the airline’s operations …

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