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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 Nigerianflightdeck.com 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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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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Power supply: Pivot Engineering, partners deliver three Substations

In an effort to ensure reliable, quality power supply, Pivot Engineering Company Limited (PECL), a member of Honeywell Group, and its partners, including Siemens Transmission & Distribution SAS France and Siemens Nigeria Limited, have completed the power transmission projects for the upgrade of substations in Ajah, Lekki and Alagbon (Ikoyi) areas of Lagos.

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Jet A1 shortage: NCAA pleads for passengers’ restraint

Due to the passengers’ rage and violence emanating from airports across the country, over flight cancellations and delays arising from the scarcity of Aviation fuel, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has called on all passengers who are experiencing this problem to exercise restraint.

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NAPA berates performances of Minister of State, NCAA

Nigeria Aviation Professionals Association (NAPA), has harangued the performance of Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director General, Captain Usman Mukhar insinuating that they are both below par. National secretary of NAPA, Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu who made this known in an interview granted recently said that there is a lot of conspiracy …

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