Tuesday , 5 July 2022

Aviation News

Ground handlers set to go on indefinite strike Nov. 5 over new tariff regime

FOLLOWING the National Assembly’s inability to meet with all parties involved on October 6th after they asked the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to hold on implementation of the new tariff regime, ground handling companies have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike starting Friday, November 5, 2021. This action may  have adverse effect on the industry as the airline …

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Many African governments investing millions in vanity projects- Sean Mendis

ACCORDING to professional airline executive and aviation consultant, Sean Mendis, African governments are investing millions of dollars  and 5-10% of their Gross Domestic Products (GDP) to finance vanity projects like airline establishment at the cost of true economic development. This is just as he said corporate governance as regards to African airlines is determined by the entities who set up …

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Corporate governance, other challenges leave African airlines unprofitable for 11 years – AFRAA

SECRETARY General of African Airline Association (AFRAA), Abderahmane Berthe has said one of the consequences of the myriad of challenges (including lack of corporate governance)  that have bedeviled the airlines in the continent for years,  is 11 consecutive years of non- profitability of carriers in the region.     He said this while speaking among an array of global industry …

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NCAA to sanction airlines, crew who allow unauthorised passengers into cockpit

NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority ( NCAA) has frowned at and will sanction airline operators who allow unauthorised personnel into their aircraft cockpit during operations.   The NCAA made this known in a letter to all operators stressing the importance of the aircraft cockpit and staring that it is a sterile area   The letter NCAA/ DG/ AIR/1/11/324 dated 25th October …

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FAAN Security Week: Capt. Iyal advocates better welfare for security personnel

FORMER Special Adviser to the President on Aviation, Captain Shehu Usman Iyal has advised government to consider the welfare of security operatives at the airports as critical in order to eliminate internal threat and sabotage   Captain Iyal spoke at the sideline of the ongoing Nigerian Airports Security Week with theme: ‘Promoting Security Culture at Nigeria Airports’ stressing that with …

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NiMET DG harp on importance of safety, security as FAAN holds security week

  THE Director-General/CEO, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, has said the the aviation sector can only grow, if the lives and property in, around and going through the nation’s airports are safe. He made this known in his goodwill message to the management and staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on the occasion of …

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FAAN says re-certification of Abuja, Lagos airports on course; explains reduction in airports incursions

  MANAGING director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu said the airport managers were on the verge of re-certifying the Murtala Muhammed and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airports Lagos and Abuja respectively stressing that the effects of the COVID-19 break also affected the recertification. This is just as he has attributed the reduction of airports …

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