NCAA advises pilots, operators over hazardous weather, urges passengers to exercise patience, understanding

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has advised Pilots and Airline Operators to exercise caution over aviation hazardous weather in rainy season. The warning was contained in an Advisory Circular (AC) with reference no AC: NCAA-AEROMET – 33 initiated by the Directorate of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards (DAAS) addressed to all Pilots and Airline Operators and signed by the Director General, Capt. Musa Nuhu. The AC is coming on the advent of the Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) released for the year 2022 by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET). NIMET has…

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Scarcity of JetA1: AON alerts of impending disruptions to scheduled flight

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has alerted the public of impending disruptions to scheduled flight operations of members of the association. A statement signed by Prof. Obiora Okonkwo spokesman, AON said this development is being forced on members by the growing scarcity of aviation fuel popular as JetA1. Okonkwo maintained that the scarcity is impacting negatively on seamless conduct of air transport operations and would lead to flight reschedulling, and, or, cancellations. He said the association and its members are working very hard, and in alliance with product marketers,…

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Aero Contractors describes Unions allegations against running of airline as wild, unfounded

The management of Aero Contractors has described the issues raised by Aviation Unions against the running of the affairs of the airline as wild and unfounded allegations. The management of Aero Contractors said in a statement made available to the media that it is pure mischief that when things are rosy the Unions keep quiet, but when challenges occur they quickly run around with wild allegations and threats. According to the statement: “It is in this regard that we are at a loss why the staff, knowing the challenges airlines…

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Unions appeal to Sirika, National Assembly, other on intervention that could save Aero, Arik

The aviation Workers Unions have appealed to the National Assembly, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, and Minister of Labour & Employment, Senator Chris Ngige to use their good offices to cause an intervention that could save Aero and Arik, the workers and their families, as well as Nigeria’s aviation industry from imminent disaster. The unions who stated this on Monday during a press briefing at the secretariat of the National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, in Lagos with the title ‘who wants Aero Gone and why kill…

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Owerri Federal Constituency seat 2023 and who the cap fits

By Emmanuel Chukwu. As political parties and aspirants in Owerri Federal Constituency prepare on how to grab the position of Federal House of Representatives seat in 2023, there are two serious issues agitating the minds of the constituents. The first is which local government among the three local government areas should produce the candidate going by the rotatory arrangements guiding the game over the years. The second question is who among the array of aspirants has the much-needed credentials and experience required for the office. However, there is the prevailing…

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