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IATA says Brexit will lower UK Aviation passenger figures 3-5% by 2020

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that preliminary study of the financial and economic impact of the Brexit decision on the air transport industry will see UK air passengers’ volume lower by 3-5 per cent by 2020, driven by the expected downturn in economic activity and the fall in the sterling exchange rate The world airline body also stated …

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Ojikutu asks Senate to investigate Jimoh Ibrahim, UBA arrangement

Group Captain John Ojikutu has asked that the Senate investigation into the disbursement of the N300billion Aviation/power intervention fund be extended to include UBA following claims by owner of defunct Air Nigeria Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim that he got a loan of N35bn at 2% interest to buy off the debt of over N40bn owed in UBA by the defunct Virgin …

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US deports 41 Nigerians for various offences

41 Nigerians have been deported from the United States of America (USA) through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos for various offences. The deportees arrived on a Miami Air International aircraft with registration number N733MA and touched down at the airport at exactly 12:20 local time.

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Singapore Academy trains African safety inspectors in Nigeria

No fewer than 40 participants from 15 African   countries were guests of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) which also played host to the pilot edition of Safety Oversight Inspectors Course in Lagos, Nigeria. This five-dayAerodrome course hitherto offered in Singapore Civil Aviation Academy was taken to diaspora for the very first time in its existence. The first offshore …

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FirstBank picks MainOne as connectivity partner at tech conference

West Africa’s leading connectivity and data center solutions company, MainOne was the exclusive interconnectivity provider of the Tech Startup Conference hosted by FirstBank of Nigeria, Nigeria’s leading financial services institution, themed “Let’s Talk Tech”, which took place recently at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos. In a partnership targeted at delivering value to the organizers and participants, MainOne designed, installed and …

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Bristow Nigeria starts helicopter rescue and recovery services in August

This August, Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited  will launch a new dedicated helicopter Rescue and Recovery Service (RRS) for Nigeria’s Oil and Gas industry, the first of its kind,  to provide critical life-saving assistance currently not available in the country’s aviation landscape. The airline announced this today while stating that the new RRS service complements the company’s suite of industrial aviation …

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First African Solo Flight kicks off June 23, commences from USA not Nigeria

Organisers of the First African Solo Flight around the world have announced that the solo effort piloted by a Nigerian, Lola will now kick off on June 23, 2016 and will instead commence from Washington DC, the United States of America instead of its initial plans to start from Nigeria. According to the project organisers, Transcend, all is in readiness …

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EgyptAir MS804 voice recorder retrieved from the Mediterranean

Search parties yesterday found and retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir flight MS804 as investigations can now commence into what caused the plane to crash into the sea, killing all 66 people on board. The Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean early on May 19 on its way from Paris to Cairo. Since then, search teams have worked against …

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162 Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya

162 Nigerians who were hitherto stranded in the North African country of Libya have voluntarily returned to Nigeria though the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. The returnees made up of 132 men 27 women and three children came aboard a Ghadues Air aircraft marked 5A WAT Flight numberUZ 189 …

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AIB asks FG for foreign training embargo exemption, advocates increase in TSC

Federal Government’s embargo of foreign training and international travels by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs),  may have adversely affected the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), according to the Bureau’s commissioner, Dr. Felix Abali  who is appealing for an exemption of its technical personnel from the current embargo placed on foreign training since 2015. Abali also advocated for the increase of the …

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