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AON tackles FG over additional frequencies granted Emirates into Abuja

AIRLINE Operators of Nigeria (AON) have described as unfair, the recent approval granted United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier Emirates an additional flight into Abuja, now increasing its frequency to four (4) flights daily into Nigeria According to the AON, this approval is coming at a time when Nigerian Carrier, Air Peace began flights to Sharjah in the UAE operated with …

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FAAN suspends AVSEC personnel at Yola Airport over alleged theft

FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended indefinitely an aviation security officer, Jennifer Luka at the Yola International Airport following reports of theft pending an investigation into the case According to a statement by the airport authority, the erring officer has been handed over to the appropriate security agency for further questioning and prosecution. The statement read, “Following a …

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NAAE hosts 9th IFATSEA regional meeting in Abuja, seeks global aviation safety

GLOBAL aviation safety and security will be key as stakeholders across the continent of Africa will be gathering in Abuja to brainstorm on how to advance the Air traffic engineering profession. The gathering will enable the country to showcase milestones achievements in the aviation sector in the past few years as it hosts the 9th International Federation of Air Traffic …

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Topbrass CEO says technocrats not civil servants should negotiate BASAs

"...We have a ministry running aviation affairs, the ministry is occupied by civil servants, the civil servants are not core technocrats when it comes to aviation. These are people with different background maybe with political science, history and all the rest of them. But if you have core aviation professionals, people who are conversant with negotiating bilateral agreements and people who are conversant with the dynamics of industry internationally, then it makes it a lot easier to go into another market and negotiate because you understand what you are negotiating.

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FAAN RM decries attacks on aviation personnel by uniformed men

SOUTH-WEST Airports Regional Manager, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Mrs Victoria Shin-Aba flayed the flagrant disregard for simple laws guiding the airport community by uniformed men who have continuously, despite provocation, attacked airport officials even when they park indiscriminately in unauthorized areas at the airport. Shin-Aba decried the incessant attacks by these uniform men and escort personnel when she …

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Air Peace: FCAN advises non-professionals on accidents investigation speculations

THE Flight Crew Association of Nigeria (FCAN) has advised on the reporting of aviation incidents and accidents and the circulation of such unprofessional and speculative reportage as it concerns these incidents and accidents. FCAN  made this call in a statement sent to Nigerianflightdeck.com advising that no media house or non-specialist should report on the causes of any crash as that responsibility …

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NCAA certifies Air Peace fleet air worthy after comprehensive audit

NIGERIA Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) after completing a thorough technical audit of Air Peace fleet of aircraft following its hard landing on Tuesday, the 23rd of July, 2019 have certified all the operational aircraft on the fleet of the airline airworthy. The NCAA carried out the technical audit of the airline and its fleet of aircraft with a view to …

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Finchglow Group boss calls for airport redesign to encourage interline between domestic, foreign airlines

"So when you do not design the terminal to create an interline for passengers for instance if you come inside Nigeria today and you need to go to Enugu, you are going to come out of the airport completely, go into town and go into another terminal to check in your luggage, it's not like that in other parts of the world. Take Jo'burg for instance, they tell you pick up your bag and check it in within the same terminal. So, we don't have such here, if we don't have such here, how is the international flight going to interline with our carriers. By the time the luggage goes into town, who is going to take responsibility for it? it's going to be tough so we need to look into some of our policies. Some of our policies are old, we need to revive it.

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Med-view Airline explains incident involving Flight VL2105

SEQUEL to the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) statement of probe into Med-view Airline flight VL2105 which rapidly descended, the airline has explained the incident stating that despite the scenario, all the safety apparatus worked and passengers were calm. Med-view Airline, in a statement signed by the Chief Operating Officer, Michael Omotosho, said its flight VL2105 was on its way to …

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FAAN Management Taskforce moves to check negative experiences at Enugu, other airports

FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Management Taskforce has said it plans to correct negative perceptions about airport experiences as well as correct a myriad of anomalies connected with passenger experience Managing Director FAAN, Captain Hamisu Yadudu who led the taskforce yesterday to interact with other agencies and service providers at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos disclosed that this move …

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