Tuesday , 5 July 2022

Aviation News

NAAPE insists technology transfer, skills are benefits of E195 acquisition for local engineers

Commends Air Peace on training local engineers NATIONAL Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) says the country’s aviation industry is 70-85% back to pre-COVID era especially as new airlines are emerging with new state-of-the-art technology which gives local engineers window to get  skills, job and technology transfer. This is just as the association has commended Air Peace for the …

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Non-removal of gear pin forces Azman Air to make air return

A technical hitch Thursday night forced an Azman Air flight to make air return when the aircraft landing gear refused to retract after takeoff because the gear pin was not removed before the aircraft took off to enable the landing gear to retract. A source in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) who confirmed the air return to our reporter …

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FG, BASL re-enact hostilities over N14bn debt as latter counter claims N200bn

THE ongoing battle between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and its concessionaire Bi Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) took another turn yesterday when Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika said the terminal operator owed about N14bn in unremitted debts to FAAN in 13 years. This was counteracted by BASL late last night claiming otherwise that it was owed N200Bn …

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AIB –N releases investigation reports of eight accidents; issues 9 safety recommendations

ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the investigation report of eight (8) aircraft two of which are foreign registered aircraft from Turkey and the United States all occurring between 2010 and 2019 and have issued nine (9) safety recommendation to avert future occurrence . Of the incidents released, three occurred at the Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa while one …

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NAMA simulates aircraft accident search; rescue operation ahead of ICAO audit

NIGERIAN Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) last Saturday conducted a live aeronautic simulation of an air crash which occurred at the Mafoluku area of Oshodi in Lagos, a few meters from Runway 18 Left and the local airport, Ikeja. This simulation took place ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) audit coming up by first quarter of 2022,  with the …

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Nigeria Immigration mulls drone deployment for effective border patrol

COMPTROLLER General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede says the paramilitary outfit is considering deploying unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAV) also known as drones for effective border management if it is given approval to. This is just as the Head of Mission, International Organization of Migration (IOM), Mr. Frantz Celestin has said that there is deep inter-agency interface among security agencies, …

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Sirika presents concept note to NUC as Nigeria’s Aerospace University gets provisional approval

FEDERAL Government’s quest to establish an Aviation and Aerospace University received a boost as the National Universities Commission (NUC) has given  assurances to expedite action on the concept document submitted by the Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika. Executive Secretary, National University Commission, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed who gave the assurance after receiving the note from the Minister, said the …

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NDLEA arrests 30 drug pushers in two months at MMIA

NATIONAL Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 30 drug peddlers in just two months, May and June at the international wing terminal and the cargo areas Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Assistant Commander-General of Narcotics (ACGN), Mr. Ahmadu Garba, revealed this to aviation journalists on Thursday at the agency’s command at the Lagos Airport. According to Garba, the …

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NIS to strengthen alliance with border communities to check illegal migration and settlement

Says with technology building NIS ready to take data from third-party custodians NIGERIA Immigration Service (NIS) has called on traditional rulers and residents in border communities to be actively involved in safeguarding the borders and discourage all forms of illegal migration and influx of settlers as it sets to review its Visa Policy (NVP 2020) and Border Management Strategy documents. …

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