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FAAN is getting revenue collection right with automation– Mrs. Yakubu

General Manager, Corporate Communications of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, in this interview with journalists, spoke on some happenings in the agency from why it decided to automate its car park at the Lagos Airport as well as the removal of unserviceable aircraft on the …

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Ethiopian Airlines’ success is premised on prudence and long-term planning- WoldeMariam Haliu

ESAYAS WoldeMariam Hailu is Managing Director of Ethiopian Airlines International Operations. He spoke to journalists from Lagos last week on various issues regarding the airline. From market share in Africa, to its most lucrative market to its first all female crew flight from Addis Ababa to Lagos. The former Area …

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NCAT’s simulator for recurrent training will reduce capital flight-Rector

Captain Abdulsalami Mohammed is the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria and in this interview after the college being handed the status of Regional Training Centre of Excellence(RTCE) he speaks on a myriad of issues concerning the status, aircraft and simulator acquisition as well as unemployed …

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It’s in everyone’s interest to be involved in aviation security-Captain Akinkuotu

MANAGING Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Captain Fola Akinkuotu, who was at the inaugural International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Security Symposium AVSEC 2017 in Montreal, Canada  gave his views concerning security in the aviation industry and how important it is for all involved to be on the …

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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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