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‘NiMet will become a world leading weather forecast agency’

DIRECTOR General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi recently took a tour of the agency’s formations and facilities across the country as part of his familiarization exercise. The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja spoke to journalists in Lagos on his mission to position …

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ICAO to support government’s decisions on concession-Dr. O. B Aliu

IN this interview with the re-elected  President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu  he speaks on a number of issues from the growth of the industry to liberalization of the African skies as well as the burning concession issue in Nigeria, giving an objective …

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Our priority at ACI-Africa is to create safe, secure environment for aviation business- Dunoma

ENGINEER Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and recently elected President, Airports Council International –Africa (ACI-Africa) in this interview speaks on his functions as the new president of the continental airport body as well as ideas to make airports functions properly, ideas to tackle …

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How CO2 efficiency for aircraft will deal with climate impact-Tyler

Following six years of negotiations between governments, with Industry and environmental group observers, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has designed the world’s first Co2 efficiency Standard for aircraft. New technology is one of the sector’s pillars of climate action. The Co2 standard is a key step in formalising new …

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Viable national carrier will boost local capacity in Nigeria -Akinboro

Nigeria boasts of the largest travel market anywhere in the world but have been constantly short-changed especially by foreign countries because of imbalance in certain agreements that have been signed leading to the non-development of strong players in terms of airlines. This development in the nation’s travel business according to …

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Devaluation of naira will affect aviation training-Mshelia

CAPTAIN IBRAHIM KADAFIR MSHELIA is a pilot and administrator with flying experience spanning over 32 years. This astute businessman, philanthropist and strategic tinkerer with innovative ideas for stop gaps and long term fixes in the aviation subsector is also a human capacity builder having founded Mish Aviation Flying School in …

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NAMA is working to enhance air safety; we have not rested on our oars-Abdulsallam

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Engr Ibrahim Abdulsalam flagged off the site acceptance test for the Safe Tower Project, there he addressed many burning issues and although he said it is not Uhuru yet for the airspace he admits that a lot of work is …

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Nigerian aviation will compete with Europe within four years if…Captain Mshelia

Capt. Ibrahim Kadafir Mshelia, a 49 years old airline pilot and pilot trainer with over 30 years of active aviation experience, obtained in Nigeria, Brazil, United States of America, France, UK and Ghana.  Having accumulated approximately 11,295 flight hours till date, Mshelia has attended several leading aviation training schools around …

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