NANTA expresses deep concern over Airlines trapped funds in Nigeria

The President, Mrs Susan Akporiaye and council members of National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) have expressed deep concern about the impression the trapped funds of foreign Airlines operating in the country portrays Nigeria. Akporaye explained in a statement that NANTA as a strategic concerned partner in the downstream aviation sector have over the years appealed to the government through the central Bank of Nigeria and also through the ministry of Aviation to see to the possibility of reducing the humongous trapped funds which at the month of May,…

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Onyema honours Nigeria’s sports heroes with Wall of Fame, lifetime free flights, financial rewards

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema, has again demonstrated his characteristic love for the unity of this country through sports, by pledging to build a Wall of Fame for Nigeria’s distinguished sports icons whose strides played a tremendous role in unifying the country, projecting her in a favourable light and representing the entire Black race positively. Onyema, who was represented by his daughter, Nnenna Onyema, Executive Director, Air Peace, made the statement while delivering a keynote speech at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs,…

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IATA tasks governments on incentives to increase SAF production

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for governments to urgently put in place large-scale incentives to rapidly expand the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as aviation pursues its commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To fulfil aviation’s net zero commitment, current estimates are for SAF to account for 65 percent of aviation’s carbon mitigation in 2050. That would require an annual production capacity of 449 billion liters. Investments are in place to expand SAF annual production from the current 125 million liters to 5…

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IATA calls for government support for safer transport of Lithium Batteries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to further support the safe carriage of lithium batteries by developing and implementing global standards for screening, fire-testing, and incident information sharing. As with many products shipped by air, effective standards, globally implemented, are needed to ensure safety. The challenge is the rapid increase in global demand of lithium batteries (the market is growing 30 percent annually) bringing many new shippers into air cargo supply chains. A critical risk that is evolving, for example, concerns incidents of undeclared or mis-declared…

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IATA urges governments to work closely with aviation industry for safe rollout of 5G Networks

IATA urges governments to work closely with aviation industry to ensure safe rollout of 5G Networks The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to work closely with the aviation industry to ensure that aviation and incumbent aviation safety systems can safely co-exist with new 5G services . While IATA recognizes the economic importance of making spectrum available to support next generation commercial wireless telecommunications, maintaining current levels of safety of passengers, flight crews, and aircraft must continue to be one of governments’ highest priorities. The call came as…

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Sirika, Aviation Labour Leaders visit Istanbul, Brasilia Airports over Airport Concession

The Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has led a team comprising officials of the Ministry, agencies and organized labour in the aviation industry on an inspection tour of two successfully concessioned airports. A statement signed by Mr James Odaudu, Special Assistant to the Minister on Public Affairs, said the trip is part of efforts to ensure transparency, inclusiveness, demonstrate sincerity in the Airport concession programme and to choose the right model. According to Odaudu: “The team that visited the Istanbul Airport in Turkey and the Brasilia Airport in Brazil with…

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Bi-Courtney Chairman, Babalakin, Air Peace boss, Onyema, aviation heads , others to lead discussions at 26th annual LAAC conference

The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the Nigerian aviation industry, Dr. Wale Babalakin, the Chairman of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), Barr. Allen Onyema and other aviation heads would constitute a panel of discussants at the forthcoming 26th annual conference of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC). The conference, which is scheduled to hold on July 28, 2022 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, have received the approvals of Sen. Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation and other critical stakeholders, which cut across the airline and ground handling…

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Runsewe calls for regular, effective monitoring of airlines to ensure aircraft are in good conditions

Photo Caption Director General NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe in a handshake with the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Rabiu Yadudu at the end of the even The Director General of the National Council for Art and Culture, NCAC, and President World Craft Council, Otunba Segun Runsewe has stressed the need for a regular and effective monitoring of all airlines in the country to ensure that the aircraft are in good conditions. In his keynote lecture at the maiden edition of the Federal Airports Authority of…

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AIB-N begins investigation into Overland Airways serious incident

Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria, AIB-N has commenced investigation into the serious incident involving an Overland Aircraft on Wednesday June 15, 2022. The AIB-N explained in a statement signed by the general manager public Affairs of AIB-N, Mr Tunji Oketunbi that its investigators were dispatched to conduct investigation into the occurrence. The incident involving Overland Airways aircraft ATR42, with Registration Marks 5N-BRQ on flight OLA1188 from Ilorin to Lagos occurred on Runway 18R, Murtala Muhammad International Airport around 18:40 on 15 June. The Airline had earlier explained that the aircraft experienced…

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Ethiopian Airlines wins 2022 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards

Ethiopian Airlines has won the 2022 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards for ‘Best Entertainment’ and ‘Best Cabin Service’ in Africa. The award was held in Dublin, Ireland to celebrate airlines being honored with the 2022 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards. The awards recognize airlines in various regions for providing the best passenger experiences as rated by passengers. Commenting on the awards, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew, said “We are very glad to have won the 2022 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards for ‘Best Entertainment’ and ‘Best Cabin Service’…

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