Unjust detention: Caverton appeals to FG to urge Gov. Wike to release pilots

The management of Caverton Helicopters has appealed to the federal government to urge the Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike to release two of their pilots who violated no law and are being unduly punished for no reasons. The helicopter company explained in their statement that at the start of the COVID -19 lockdown, it received a letter from their client stating that they have been given approval/ exemption to fly and continue operations. The airline stated that; “We (Caverton along with three other companies) also received approval from the…

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1,739 foreigners evacuated from MMIA, as Delta evacuates 200 Americans

.. As another batch of Americans are set to be evacuated Wednesday, followed by SAA, Air France Delta Air Lines from the United States on Tuesday afternoon evacuated 200 Americans at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos in continuation of the evacuation exercise. This number brings to about 1,739 foreigners so far evacuated from Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos since the evacuation exercise began about 10 days ago. The regional manager, South West Airport, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba disclosed these…

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COVID-19 crisis: 25 million jobs at risk with airline shutdown – IATA

The International Air Transport Association has released new analysis showing that some 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with plummeting demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 crisis. Globally, the livelihoods of some 65.5 million people are dependent on the aviation industry, including sectors such as travel and tourism. Among these are 2.7 million airlines jobs. In a scenario of severe travel restrictions lasting for three months, IATA research calculates that 25 million jobs in aviation and related sectors are endangered across the world:   11.2 million jobs…

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NCAA extends validity of licences of Air Crew, others, suspends processing of new certificates

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA has extended the validity of licences of Air Crew, and other critical operational staff including the suspension of the processing of new certificates and licences in response to the COVID-19 Shutdown. This development was made known by the Airline Operators of Nigeria, AON, who in a letter of appreciation to the director general of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu titled letter of appreciation for extension of license validity expressed appreciation to the NCAA boss for the good gesture. The AON in the letter signed by…

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