Tuesday , 5 July 2022

Aviation News

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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Australia, UK deport 40 Nigerians for immigration offences

Governments of both the United Kingdom and Australia have this morning deported 40 Nigerians for various immigration offences. A batch of 36 deportees comprising 29 males and seven females arrived at the hajj camp area of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 7:25am on chartered aircraft with registration number ZTA -4741 while an Air Seychelles aircraft with the registration number …

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MainOne advocates effective regulation, clinches 3rd Wholesale Provider Award

MainOne has advocated strongly for more collaborative efforts by industry stakeholders and recommended effective regulatory models for shared infrastructure while promising strategic investments to enhance its network infrastructure and extend capabilities and reach across West Africa. The connectivity and data center Solutions Company made this known as it clinched Telecoms Wholesale Provider of the Year Award at the 2016 African …

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Dana Air, Talentcity partner on first- ever Sky Seminar in Nigeria

Nigerian carrier, Dana Air; has announced that it will be partnering Talentcity Billionaire College ltd, for the pilot edition of the first-ever sky seminar scheduled to hold in June, 2016. Skythought is a post Billionaire Christian Conference mentorship program, designed to raise entrepreneurial giants, revive the unending business spirit among Christians, and build a city that will ride above limitation: …

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NAMA assures stakeholders of airspace safety, to fast-track AIS automation

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has assured stakeholders that the nation’s airspace remains one of the safest on the continent of Africa for air navigation. Speaking while declaring open the demonstration of Aircraft e-Clearance User Acceptance Test Module to National Air Defence Corp, Security Agencies and other stakeholders in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the Ag. Managing Director of NAMA, …

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Connectivity, others key to harness economic growth in Africa – IATA

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that connectivity through the total implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) as well as other key factors including infrastructure development, fuel surcharge, safety and sustainability are critical in growing aviation to its pivotal role of driving nations’ economies. The world airline body made this known at the African Aviation Day held in Abuja, …

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