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EATECH, UK coys introduce tech to detect adulterated Jet A1 in Nigeria

Following reported cases of contaminated Jet A1 also known as aviation fuel in Nigeria and the need to keep air operations safe, an indigenous service firm, Engineering Automation Technology Limited (EATECH) has launched new technologies into the Nigerian market to assist in detecting poor quality fuels and lubricating in Nigeria’s aviation sector. Managing Director of EATECH, Mr. Emmanuel Okon who …

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NAMA, NAF deepens synergy on airspace safety, infrastructure security

Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have held deliberations bordering on collaboration and synergy of the two institutions in the areas of security of navigational infrastructure, calibration of navigational aids, training of personnel and exchange programmes. Speaking when he led a delegation on a courtesy visit to NAMA headquarters in Lagos, the Director of Air …

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Nigeria to host US$50billion Aerospace Show, Aviation Expo

Nigeria will be hosting its  first ever international Aerospace show, Airport Expo aimed at attracting $50b Investment into the country’s aviation industry come October this year. The Executive Director of the International Aviation Management and Security (IAMS) Mr John Nwosu who disclosed this to aviation correspondents in Abuja said the event will bring together participants from all over the world …

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AIB attributes Dana crash report delay to stakeholders’ response

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has indorsed the delay in releasing the final report of the Dana Air accident that occurred on June 3, 2012 at Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos to efforts to resolve comments and suggestion made by aviation stakeholders. The reason for the delay is contained in the Interim Statement issued by the agency on the investigations into the …

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Stakeholders insist concessioning revenue generating airports, economically unsound

The Minister of Aviation’s declaration at the just concluded stakeholders’ forum to concession the nation’s four highest revenue generating airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt has met with criticisms as it has been described not only as ill-timed but economically unwise. A stakeholder who pleaded anonymity also told Nigerianflightdeck that the move does not make economic sense as …

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Airline operators ask govt to balance forex availability for domestic airline

As the forex constraint continues to bite and create hardships for airlines, government has been charged to ensure that domestic carriers do not continue to suffer at the expense of their international counterparts given that it has made over $200,000 million available to foreign airlines in 2016 . Airline operators under the aegis of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) …

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MDD wins FAAN Inter-Directorate Cup, clinches N500, 000 reward

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Inter-Directorate  Unity Cup, yesterday ended with a spectacular bang as the Managing Director’s Directorate clinched the coveted cup after beating the Directorate of Airports Operations by 2-1 during regulation time. The MDD also won the N500, 000 reward provided by the sponsors, Sulah Bureau De Change for the competition’s winners.

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IATA cites low oil prices, increases forecast profit to US$39.4b

Low oil prices and hard work by airlines to fill their aircraft are reasons given by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for airlines to make a collective net profit of USD$39.4 billion this year, forecasting an increase from a previous estimate of USD$36.3 billion. The world airline body representing over 260 airlines accounting for 83 percent of global air …

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Emirates incident: Security expert gives NDLEA areas of interest

Following last week’s forced landing of an Emirates aircraft in Lagos due to  cocaine ingestion, a security expert, consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Centurion Securities, Group Capt. John Ojikutu (rtd) has advised the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to beam its search light on flights from East and South Africa as well as incoming and outbound flights from …

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Poor financial performance reason why United is exiting Nigeria

Poor financial performance, weakness in the energy sector and difficulties in sending home monies made have been cited by United states Carrier, United Airlines as the reason it would be pulling out of the Nigerian market, June 30, 2016 United Airlines, started operations into Nigeria on December 13, 2010 as a result of the open skies agreement signed between Nigeria …

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