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Dr. Nwuba, Foster proffer solutions to aviation challenges, cross examine Nigeria Air’s establishment

TWO industry professionals, President, Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association of Nigeria (IAOPA), Dr. Alex Nwuba and the Managing Partner of Avaero Capital, Sindy Foster have both charted a path for the Jet fuel crisis the Nigerian aviation industry is currently grappling with, as well as other issues in the industry.   Both eggheads also had strong opinions with regards the …

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FG denies Qatar Airways as preferred bidder for Nigeria Air, says process is ongoing

FEDERAL Government has denied the existence of a preferred bidder for Nigeria Air stating that some vested interest have been promoting certain agenda including Qatar Airways.   A statement released today by Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu stated that there is no preferred bidder and that transparency and accountability has been the watchword.   The statement read: “It …

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Sirika issues another dateline, says national carrier will commence operations 2022

MINISTER of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, once again says efforts at establishing a national carrier are still in the works as operations may commence in the first quarter of 2022 while using this year, 2021 to do the needful. This is just as he said that the COVID-19 exposed certain economic vulnerabilities in the nation due to its lack of having …

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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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Is Nigeria serious with its national carrier pursuit?

With what has happened with regards setting up a national carrier in the last four years of this administration, with all the intrigues and failed deadlines, ANTHONY OMOH looks at emerging trends especially in Ghana which has silently set their ball rolling with firm aircraft orders; and wonders if Project Nigeria Air will reach fruition at the rate things are …

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Divergent reactions trail calls to make Arik Air National Carrier (Part Two)

As Sirika maintains airline unfit for national carrier The discourse on the National carrier issue deepens with others, including the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika lending thoughts towards whether or not government will make what they believe is the right decision and put to rest the feeling of uncertainty with regards the fate of Nigeria Air and what Government …

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Divergent reactions trail call to make Arik Air National Carrier (Part One)

“To me, as I said on the Flightdeck Forum, the option remains Arik, Arik, Arik or look for a domestic carrier or any other carrier within to partner to start it. When you partner with another airline to start it then you are having three government carriers in place. I feel it’s a good thing, I am happy AMCON has changed their tone we are yet to hear from the Federal Government although we only saw that money was budgeted but we are not sure what route they would take. And if you look at the amount budgeted, that amount cannot do anything to start a national carrier from the scratch. As at today we have not seen a clear cut investor that is ready to partner with FG, I think the best way to go is to look at the Arik, Aero option and move with it.”

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Olowo flays government’s earmarking of N8.5bn on Nigeria Air in 2019 budget

PRESIDENT of the Aviation Round Table (ART), Elder Gabriel Olowo has maintained that Federal government was not toeing the right path on how it has gone about trying to establish a new national carrier and has flayed government’s planned N8.5bn for the suspended Nigeria Air in the 2019 budget proposal to the National Assembly. Olowo made this known earlier today …

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Minister declares Abuja terminal will be complete in five weeks

Promises permanent solution to power outages MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has put the completion and delivery of another of the US$ 600 million Chinese-Nigerian funded terminal, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport ( NAIA) in the next five weeks. This is just as he explained the power outage that rocked the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA), attributing it …

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Updated: Aero politics: Onyema explains how Air Peace lost billions in 6 months on West Coast

Says government has given investors a chance by suspending Nigeria Air CHAIRMAN of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema has called on government to support Nigerian airlines by helping them play the international aero politics stating that because of lack of government support, the airline has lost over a billion to charges in just 6 months flying the West coast routes …

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