Six aviation agencies over-bloated , need rejig – Capt Mshelia

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of West Link Airlines, Capt. Ibrahim Mshelia, has called for the rejig of the country’s six aviation agencies. Capt. Mshelia who stated this recently in Ibadan, Oyo State capital in his paper; ‘How Domestic Airlines Can Sustain Operations In The Face Of The Global Energy Challenge,’ at the 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM)/Conference said the six aviation agencies in Nigeria are over-bloated with unnecessary staff. West Link Airline boss pointed out that each of the agencies; the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Accident Investigation…

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ICAO honours Sirika as championship of ‘No County Left Behind’ Initiative

Migeria’s Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has been recognised and honoured by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as the Champion of the No Country Left Behind initiative which the Organization introduced in 2014. The recognition and award which was bestowed on the Minister at the ongoing ICAO 41st General Assembly in Montreal Canada, comes in the wake of other awards Nigeria has received from the organisation since the inception of the Buhari administration. According to the President of the ICAO Council, Salvatore Siacchitano, the award on Sirika was…

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Aviation stakeholders tasks FG to priotise local refining of Aviation Fuel

Nigerian aviation industry stakeholders have called on the Federal Government to priotise local refining of Jet A1 (aviation fuel) The stakeholders noted that the call has become necessary in order to stem the continuous rise of the price of the product in the country. The stakeholders who gathered on Wednesday at the opening of the 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference organised by the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (NATCA) organised with the theme government was also asked to provide special funding to the aviation industry in order to…

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Nigeria Air and Ethiopian Airlines deal: My position

By Dr Gabriel Olowo I once said in my reaction to the speculation that ET comes as a partner of good choice for Air Nigeria and now that it is officially confirmed, my position remain the same. Since the issue of Air Nigeria ” TO BE OR NOT TO BE ” has been laid to rest, given govt insistence to do so ,my endorsement is based on the need for success of any new start-up Airline in NG. Failures still abound in the market and some airlines still remain very…

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Ethiopian, Geven-SkyTecno inaugurate facility for manufacturing of Insulation Blankets for B-737 MAX airplanes

Ethiopian Airlines and Geven-SkyTecno have inaugurated a state-of-the-art facility for the manufacturing of Insulation Blankets for Boeing 737 MAX airplanes as part of a Boeing agreement (BSCA) between The Boeing Company, Geven-Skytecno and Ethiopian Airlines. The new joint venture company of Ethiopian Airlines and Geven-SkyTecno, named “Ethiopian Sky Technologies”, is based in Addis Ababa with primary manufacturing facility at Bole Airport. Ethiopian Airlines holds 51% and SkyTecno 49percent of the stake of the newly established company. The parties as per their commitment are jointly manufacturing the products in Italy and…

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Nigeria airports record 93 bird strikes in Q1 of 2022

No fewer than 93 bird strike incidents have occurred across Nigerian airports in the first half of 2022. Out of the number, 54 of such bird strike incidents happened at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos alone. Speaking at the the workshop organised by the Search and Rescue Mission of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Wednesday in Lagos, Mr. Azike Edozie, Head Bird/Wildlife Hazard Control, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), decried the high incidents arising from bird strike incidents in the industry. Edozie however said that the responsibility…

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Women in Aviation Nigeria hosts 8th annual Girls in Aviation Day 24th Sept.

The Nigeria Chapter of Women in Aviation International is set to host the 8th annual Girls in Aviation Day, GIAD, on 24th September 2022. The body stated that the event is a free program offered to local girls’ ages 8 to 16 years to introduce them to the possibilities available in a career in aviation. A statement by Rejoice Ndudinachi, President of the Nigerian chapter of Women in Aviation said the event will hold at all their branches in Nigeria on the 24th September 2022. In the words of Ndudinachi:…

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Delta Air Lines introduces Premium Select

Customers flying in Delta Premium Select, available on all trans-Pacific and most trans-Atlantic flights, will soon be treated to a refreshed and improved cabin experience, complementing a spacious seat design for which DPS is already known. ​ Delta is unveiling a refreshed DPS cabin experience, featuring locally-inspired dining, premium hand-crafted amenities and more dedicated service touchpoints – while also driving social impact through its expanded Someone Somewhere partnership. ​ “Delta Premium Select sits at the intersection of luxury and practicality – giving customers the opportunity to treat themselves to a…

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Ethiopian wins two prestigious awards at Air Cargo News Awards

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, has been crowned with ‘Cargo Airline of The Year’ and ‘Best Cargo Arline – Africa’ at the Air Cargo News Awards 2022. In a ceremony held in London on 16 September 2022, Ethiopian has been crowned with the two awards in the presence of cargo leaders from across the globe. Global cargo players including freight forwarders, ground handlers, general and cargo sales agents cast their votes online, where the highest votes for ‘The Cargo Airline of The Year’ and ‘Best Cargo Arline – Africa’ titles…

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NCAA renews Azman Air’s Air Transport Licence

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has renewed the Air Transport Licence (ATL) of Azman Air, enabling the Airline to resume flight operations. The renewal of Azman Air’s Air Transport Licence is in fulfilment of the airline’s all outstanding requirements. It will be recalled that NCAA suspended the Air Transport Licence (ATL) of Azman Air for its failure to remit ₦1. 2billion* funds collected from air travelers on its behalf to its coffers. This is as Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Director-General, NCAA said that the airline also failed to submit…

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