SAHCO secures ISAGO re-certification

Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) Corporate Headquarters, Lagos and Abuja station have been recertified by International Air Transport Association (IATA). The recertification was issued to SAHCO after it passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) standards audit conducted on the company after the expiration of the previous certification. By this recertification, it means that SAHCO PLC has continued to model its operations in Lagos and Abuja to ISAGO standards, as a result making a commitment to continue to operate to globally accepted industry best practices. The Audits…

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Benin Airport to operate night flights as minister inaugurates critical landing equipment

The federal government of Nigeria has upgraded the Benin Airport to perform night flights and flights during low visibility with the installation of Precision Approach Lighting System and Instrument Landing System Category II, commissioned by the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika. Sirika during the commissioning of the equipment at Benin Airport said the executive Governor of the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki had expressed his worries on why aircraft cannot land at night, during bad weather and low visibility and why there is no ILS. “From now on,…

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Air Peace deplanes unruly passenger, insists on strict safety standards

Air Peace has said it deboarded a passenger identified as Mr. Christopher Aniagboso from its Lagos-Owerri flight to guarantee the safety of its crew and customers. In a statement issued by Air Peace Corporate communications manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, the carrier insisted that conducts with the potential of jeopardising the safety of its passengers and crew were not welcome on any of its flights. The statement said: “Mr. Christopher Aniagboso had missed his morning Lagos-Owerri flight on May 12, 2019. He later showed up for the afternoon flight in good…

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FG appoints Capt. Hamisu Yadudu as new FAAN MD

The federal government has approved the appointment of Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu as the new managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Captain Yadudu whose appointment takes immediate effect takes over from the former managing director, Engr. Saleh Dunoma. The new appointment was announced in an official statement issued Monday and signed by the deputy director Press & Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation (Aviation), James Odaudu. An ICAO / ACI accredited International Airport Professional, Captain Yadudu was until his new appointment, the Director of Airport Operations of…

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FG to complete payment of ex Nigerian Airways workers gratuities this year

The minister of state for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosed that the federal government would complete the payment of the severance package of ex Nigerian Airways workers this year. This was disclosed by Senator Sirika over the weekend during the 2019 stakeholders meeting in Lagos. The minister stated that the remaining half of the severance package of the workers has been captured in the 2019 budget. He assured the ex workers that with this development, they will surely receiving the other half of their severance package. Sirika also appealed…

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Med-View Airline boss to chair 23rd LAAC annual conference

Alhaji Muneer Bankole, the chief executive officer (CEO) Med-View Airline has been selected as the Chairman of the forthcoming Conference and Awards of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC). Speaking with the committee in his office, recently, Bankole said that the resolutions reached at the conference in the past had helped to shape the industry. The event, which is scheduled to hold on July 17, 2019 at Raddison Blu Hotel is with the theme: ‘Boosting Aviation Investment Through Policy.’ Bankole stated that members of the league had been…

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Sirika applauds Enugu Govt. on steps taken to improve safety at Akanu Ibiam int’l Airport

.. Says compliance to directive should be carried out as soon as possible The minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has applauded steps taken by the Enugu State government in a bid to improve safety at the Akanu Ibiam international Airport ( Enugu). The minister who threatened on Friday during a stakeholders meeting that the federal government would shut down the the Airport for safety reasons like location of market close to the runway, including a television mast said in a statement today that : “We are happy to…

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FG to shut down Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport Enugu

The minister of state for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosed that the federal government will soon close down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu because of its terrible state. Speaking in Lagos on Friday during a stakeholders forum, Senator Sirika said the airport will be downgraded in-terms of international operations because of the state of the runway which has a market at the end of it, a free trade zone and and a mast. He said Ethiopian Airlines may be stopped from flying to Enugu if they did not…

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NAHCO increases export warehouse capacity

West Africa’s foremost ground handler, nahco aviance, has expanded the size of its export warehouse. The company said the expansion was  tailored at increasing capacity to take care of growing cargo volumes, The new facility, comprising three sections; Annex Extension, the Canopy Area and the Ramp Area comes on the heels of expanding airfreight volume in the country.  The Annex extension has a dimension of 270 square metre; the Canopy area 352 square metre and the Ramp area 55 square metre. The facility provides adequate space for packaging rising cargo exports…

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Arik Air announces arrival aircraft from maintenance

Arik Air has announced the arrival of one of its aircraft fresh from maintenance overseas. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 NG touched down in Lagos Wednesday morning and it has since been deployed to service. The aircraft which went through heavy maintenance at the Approved Maintenance Organisation (MRO) came back with fresh C-check, new exterior and interior fittings. It is the first of the four aircraft expected to return from maintenance this month. Other three are due to arrive between now and end of May. Speaking on the latest development,…

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