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Air Peace chairman advocates governing structures for airlines

CHAIRMAN Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema has advocated the right governing structures for airlines by appointing neutral boards bereft of primordial sentiments to be able to caution the owner and management anytime they are going awry. Onyema who made a presentation at the 25th League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) Annual Conference and Awards themed: Nigeria’s Aviation Industry: Management, …

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SITA deploys passenger self services tech at Bole International Airport, Ethiopia

SOCIÉTÉ Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA) has announced a new technology deployment offering passengers enhanced check-in and bag drop self-services with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport (ADD). The deployment, which features SITA Smart Path Drop & Fly baggage solution, has been implemented in the new extension of the check-in area with international passengers of Ethiopian Airlines benefiting from the …

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NiMet DG backs weather information adoption for National Planning

NIGERIAN Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has called for the adoption, implementation and utilisation of weather and climate information for national planning stating that it is one amongst the several solutions to achieving the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative The Director-General/CEO of NiMET, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, who was the keynote speaker at the 61st Annual Conference of the …

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NASS seeks constitutional solution to 25% IGR contribution, decries forex inadequacy for sector

BOTH the Senate and House Committees on Aviation are looking for quick interventions to aid the sector recover as the committees are seeking ways around payment of the 25 percent Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of  Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) into the treasury and the CBN creating a FOREX window  for the sector’s operators. Chairman Senate Committee on Aviation, …

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Stakeholder calls for adequate monitoring to preserve quality of Jet A1

A major player in the oil and gas sector has solicited for coordination among relevant regulatory agencies in monitoring and enforcement of standards along the supply chain as a means towards achieving a sustained quality of aviation fuel. General Manager, Total Aviation Operations, Mr. Rabiu Abdulmutalib made the call while presenting a paper titled ‘Jet A1: Challenges & Solutions’ at …

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FAAN moves forward from SITA impasse, takes delivery of RESA equipment

MANAGING Director Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu says the airports managers have moved forward from the Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA) brouhaha stating that its 10-year contract with the information and technology service providers expired last year. He made this known while speaking on the Red Carpet of the25th edition of LAAC Annual Conference & …

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NiMET says diversification of service net will increase revenue, keep it at par globally

DIRECTOR General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), Professor Mansur Bako Matazu has said that the agency is expanding its services from aviation to maritime observation and agriculture among others to improve on its revenue. Professor Matazu, speaking to reporters on his way back to Abuja after the just concluded League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) 25th Conference in …

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