Wednesday , 5 October 2022

Aviation News

ANAP wants DG NCAA’s sack, okays closure of airport for runway repairs

ASSOCIATION of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP)  has called on the authorities to sack the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority,(NCAA), Captain Usman Mukhar over what they referred to as negligent silence on the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja for the six-week repair period. ANAP okayed the closure stating that the association is in total support …

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Unions write President Buhari on Abuja runway closure, list demerits

UNIONS under the aegis of the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), have written President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) asking him the halt the proposed closure of the Abuja Airport for six weeks. According to the unions in a letter signed …

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Sirika receives Singaporean trade delegation, re-echoes need for airport concession

MINISTER of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika has said the quest to concession the maintenance of airport infrastructure and the building of new ones across the country is to maintain high standard and efficiency in the running of airport operations in tandem with global standards. The minister who disclosed this when he received a delegation from the International Enterprise Singapore …

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Budget Minister lauds FAAN, says improvements on MMIA visible

AS part of efforts to see how government resources are utilized and understand challenges faced in implementation of government action in the aviation sector, Minister  of State, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has expressed her satisfaction  with projects around the airport. Ahmed particularly identified that she has also seen the upgrade of the airport that shows an improvement …

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Ore calls for sack of DG NCAA, says he has performed below bar

Says AON got it wrong on partial runway closure BARELY 24 hours after the sack of some chief executives of aviation industry parastatals by Federal Government,  immediate past President of Aviation Round Table (ART) Capt. Dele Ore has openly called for the removal of the Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, saying that he had performed below expectations since he …

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FG sacks NAMA,NIMET,NCAT, AIB heads; appoints new crew as Akinkuotu makes comeback

FEDERAL Government this afternoon sacked four heads of parastatals including the Acting Managing Director of  Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA), Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria and Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has approved the appointment of Captain Fola C. Akinkuotu as Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA ), Professor …

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Ore, ANAP say weak regulation, other factors leading to imminent collapse of aviation

IMMEDIATE past President of industry think tank group, Aviation Round Table (ART), Captain Dele Ore  and the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) have identified weak aviation regulation as one of the reasons for the gradual collapse of aviation in Nigeria. Both parties spoke in separate fora while noting that very poor and weak aviation regulatory regime which managers in …

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Aviation stakeholder restates need for ‘right placement’ in NCAA, NAMA, others

AN aviation stakeholder, Alhaji Abdulyekeen Ibn Umar has  commended the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika for relieving the appointments of those brought in from outside their appointments in order to allow career civil servants grow in the system to reposition the agencies. Umar made this known in an interview with aviation correspondents, while noting sadly that some of these …

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Arik Air staff assaulted as airline condemns incessant attacks by passengers

ARIK Air has described the situation where passengers have continued to assault their staff as unhealthy, unfair and outright wrong following the mob of passengers who brutally beat, kicked and chased the Arik Air staff throughout the terminal building leading to the Immigration Section of the terminal. The airline was also livid with security at the nation’s airports stating that …

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Stakeholder explains possibilities for FG’s proposed Kaduna use for Abuja flights

A stakeholder has said that diversion of flights landing at Abuja Airport to Kaduna for the proposed closure of the airport might actually work if the airport’s Precision approach Lighting system and the Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) are both upgraded to Category 2. There has been arguments and counter arguments over the use of Kaduna Airport as an alternative to …

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