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ACI advises African airports on innovation, inks agreement to review 17 airports

WITH the implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the Airports Council International (ACI) has advised African Airports to embrace innovations that will help advance their performance despite state’s insistence for growth without corresponding infrastructure and investment. This is just as African Development Bank and ICAO have reached an agreement that ACI conducts Apex review at 17 African …

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Ghana unveils development plans, to construct new feeder airports, develop ATO, MROs

PRESIDENT of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has unveiled plans to open up the nation further by constructing additional airports in the country and has hinted at several developmental strategies the country is tinkering to grow its GDP through Aviation. He made this known this morning (October 15, 2019) while declaring the 28th Airports Council International Africa (ACI-Africa) open stating that the …

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Aviation Ministry puts in N10bn request for Enugu Airport Runway resuscitation, other safety concerns

MINISTER of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Thursday told the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that the Ministry of Aviation has put in N10 billion request to Federal Government resuscitate the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Sirika, who disclosed while addressing the Reps in Abuja, said the airport was closed because of the state of the runway and other safety …

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NAMA boosts upper airways communication in N/East corridor to eliminate blind spots

NIGERIAN Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has completed the installation of a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) station at the Jos airport in Plateau State successfully integrating the VHF radio into the network in an effort to eliminate blind spots in that sector. Akinkuotu also said that the Installation of VSAT stations has been completed in five stations namely: Lagos, Abuja, …

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Sirika charges 40th ICAO Assembly to support Africa on SAATM

NIGERIA’S Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has called on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to support Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) as regional liberalization efforts of states could be used as incentives to achieve global liberalization of market access. Sirika said this when he addressed the 40th assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada …

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Munetsi advises African govts’ on 419 redundant airports, involvement in airlines

Says SAATM’s role is enabler for Yamoussoukro decision AFRICA has been urged to desist from building airports until they have started utilizing to the maximum, the existing 419 airports within the continent which are currently redundant and its leaders have been advised to keep government away from aviation management. Director  of Government, Legal and Industry Affairs, African Airlines Association (AFRAA),  …

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NAMA takes delivery, to install CAT3 ILS for Lagos, Abuja

NIGERIAN Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has taken delivery of consignments of equipment for Category 3 Instrument Landing Systems/Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS/DME) for Lagos and Abuja airports. The consignments which were cleared over the weekend from Apapa wharf are already at the premises of the agency in Lagos. Speaking on this development, the Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said …

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Airports, airlines can rally to reap aviation benefits-Munetsi

AFRICAN Airlines Association (AFRAA), Director of Government, Legal and Industry Affairs, Aaron Munetsi has challenged states in Africa to adopt a policy where the airports owned the airlines or vice versa and are both working in tandem as airlines were not making any money. He made this known at Day Three of the Akwaaba Travel Market, where he stated that …

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AIB emphasizes local content, trains 28 safety investigators with Leadstream Aviation

ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau Nigeria in conjunction with Leadstream Aviation, have trained 28 Air Safety Investigators thereby renewing the AIB’s commitment to partner with local but credible institutions in the country on the training of its personnel . AIB Commissioner, Engr. Akin Olateru, emphasized on the local content initiative on Wednesday when he received certificates on behalf of 28 Air Safety …

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Delta invests US$2m on feasibility to produce biofuel

AS part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Delta Air Lines is investing $2 million to partner with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels, LLC (NWABF) for the feasibility study of a biofuel production facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel and other biofuel products. The sustainable aviation fuel, expected to be produced in a facility in Washington State, could be used in Delta …

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