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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 air side to help bolster security.  Excerpts: Why did the …

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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 pilots among others. He bares his mind as he feels …

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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 same page if they are to take aviation security to …

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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 the weather forecast agency among the leading ones in the …

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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 analysis on what he believes are ways to grow the …

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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 security challenges and went further to answer the concession question. …

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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 the world including Embraer Training School, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Pegasus …

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