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ANAP writes; commends Yadudu over staff welfare seeks to resolve outstanding issues

ASSOCIATION of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) has commended the actions of the Managing Director, Chief Executive of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu over the massive debt recovery drive the agency has embarked on to enable it meet its operational and other costs. This is just as ANAP commended Captain Yadudu for putting staff matters …

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AMCON appoints Capt. Mahmood CEO for Aero Contractor’s

THE Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has announced Capt. Abdullahi Mahmood, a former Chief Pilot of Arik Air, as the sub­stantive CEO for Aero Contractors. Nigerianflightdeck found that this transpired after Aero’s former helmsman; Captain Ado Sanusi stepped down after four years of service to the airline. For now, AMCON’s choice for Aero MD has worked for Arik Air …

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Raphael Kuuchi rejoins AFRAA as Director Government, Legal &Industry Affairs

AFRICAN Airlines Association (AFRAA) has appointed Raphael Kuuchi as director government, legal and industry affairs in consulting capacity effective January 01, 2021. A statement issued by AFRAA reads that Kuuchi joins AFRAA from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where he served as the special envoy to Africa on aero-political affairs for 2 years and IATA vice president – Africa …

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AIB boss charges staff to intensify pursuance of mandate in 2021

ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has urged its staff not to relent in pursuing excellence while delivering the Bureau’s mandate of investigating air mishaps with the aim of ensuring continuous safety of air transport in Nigeria. Commissioner of the Bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru who implored the AIB staff while delivering a speech in celebration of the New Year, 2021, stated …

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South Africa announces Nick Fadugba into interim board to restructure SAA

SOUTH Government has appointed Mr. Nick Fadugba as one of six others into the interim board of South African Airways with an aim to reposition the airline. Other appointed members are Mr. Geoff Qhena, Mr. Peter Tshisevhe, Ms. June Crawford, Ms. Bembe Zwane and Professor Edna van Harte. The appointment was done through the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). The …

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Ethiopian Airlines appoints Shimeles Arage as new GM Nigeria

ETHIOPIAN Airlines has appointed Mr. Shimeles Arage as the new General Manager in Nigeria replacing  Mrs. Firihiewot Mekonnen who has now moved to Frankfurt, Germany as Manager. Mr. Shimeles before his appointment was the Regional Manager Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. He once served in Equatorial Guinea and also as Director Revenue Management at the Head Office in Addis Ababa, …

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Arik staff upbeat over CoS, others as unions meet airline management, NCAA

Airline source says Arik has recalled 50% of staff, pays 20% salaries to those home THE situation at Arik Air is fast deteriorating as staff today convened around the  Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) headquarters in Lagos airing their view over what they described as ill treatment by the management of the airline and vow not to back down from …

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World Air Traffic Controllers’ Day: NATCA harp on opportunities despite COVID-19

PRESIDENT Nigeria Air TrafficControllers Association (NATCA), Abayomi Agoro has expressed optimism for passenger growth despite air traffic volumes hitting an all-time low because of the COVID- 19 pandemic. Agoro made this known in a statement today to commemorate World Air Traffic Controllers’ Day tagged Rising above our Challenges, using the day as an avenue to mourn lost colleagues and members …

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NIS Airport command decorates 89 promoted officers, harps on elevated responsibility

EIGHTY-nine (89) of the eight thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine (8,999) men promoted to senior officers by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) were decorated earlier and advised to be responsible and diligent. In a brief ceremony, the Comptroller  Abdulahi Usman said it was a privilege to be promoting such extra ordinary officers some of whom he trained as cadets admonishing …

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Labour shelves strike as FG suspends electricity tariff, reach agreement on other palliatives

AFTER an over six (6) hour deliberation with the Federal Government, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have agreed to suspend the strike scheduled to commence today (Monday) after agreement was reached to suspend the application of the cost-reflective electricity tariff adjustments for two weeks. Government and organized labour entered into negotiations which commenced at …

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