Tuesday , 5 July 2022

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The civilizing effect of MMA2 in Nigeria

By Kamal Ololade Ahmed  AS I entered MMA2, the airport owned and managed by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (‘‘BASL’’), I began praying for the company and its promoter, Dr. Wale Babalakin. I wished I had his phone number; I wanted to thank him for his efforts in elevating the standard of airport operation in Nigeria and showing that Nigerians also …

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Post COVID-19 and your FBO – Facing the challenge

EDDIE Rickenbacker, “Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” COVID-19 has dealt the Fixed Based Operator (FBO) industry a blow to its solar plexus & many in our industry, specially the independent FBO and smaller networks, feel there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Our industry has suffered downturns …

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Re-echoing the call for a national carrier; a bird’s eye perspective

NIGERIA cannot continue to allow foreign airlines serve its major international travelers to and from the country alone for any longer. This COVID-19 pandemic has shown that we acted inappropriately as a nation, in my opinion. No nation can survive local currency slide against foreign currency when the country depends on import. Foreign airlines playing major role in providing our …

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In support of FAAN’s Post Covid19 recovery and business continuity plan

AVIATION industry regulators such as International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) have all put forward, various recommendations and templates for a post-COVOD 19 aviation business recovery road map, part of which are calling for serious government financial rescue intervention to support the industry recovery. In Nigeria, the outbreak of the COVID …

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Covid-19 and Aviation: Path to restart the sector after the pandemic

By Seyi Adewale THE magnitude and enormous effect of the Coronavirus COVID -19 caught almost every economy of the world by surprise. COVID -19, a contagious, variant strain of Coronavirus (in the family as MERS and SARS) is believed to have originated from the City of Wuhan in Hubei Province of China. This Coronavirus outbreak emanated from a local seafood/wild …

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Nigeria Tourism and Transportation summit: Not an event of death

By Wole Shadare THE screaming, “Nigeria Tourism and Transportation Summit: An event of death? article by Dr. Walter Mzembi published in eTurbo News on March 17, 2020 fits a pattern of tourism antagonism. It is disappointing because it lacked substance, largely generalizing and the pressing of panic button when there are no reasons to do so. The original April 27 and 28th​ 2020 …

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Sparing a thought for aviation development in Nigeria

I hope to see aircraft land in our airports at zero visibility. I hope to see the general aviation develop with small aeroplanes flown for several services including club flying, aerial mapping/photography, agricultural spraying flights, sporting flights, aerial journalism.

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An era of reduction in sales of travel & tourism businesses

FOR clients and practitioners in the travel and tourism trade, given the recent outbreak of Covid-19 also known as Corona Virus, having also, recently confirmed one case in Lagos, Nigeria where it was said to be conveyed by an Italian business traveler from Milan, a lot seems obviously out of place. So, please what is your take on the effects …

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Instrument Landing System: We all failed and embarrassed the nation

THE industry went into wild jubilation when the government announced in the last quarter of 2019 that it had purchased a new set of Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), CAT 3 to be precise for Lagos and Abuja airports respectively which were installed while the functional CAT 2 ILS in these airports were moved to other airports in the country. The …

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The path to grow Nigeria’s Aviation

By Simon Tumba FOR a long time aviation stakeholders have been expressing concern over the stagnant or retarding predicament of this massive sector, considering our natural, human and economic potentials. Perhaps based on these factors, including the $1.3 billion annually repatriated by foreign airlines, Senator Hadi Sirika put out a plan over four years ago to set up a national …

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