NAMA dismisses fraud allegations by pensioners on monthly pension payment

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has dismissed an unsubstantiated claims by some officials of Airspace Management Pensioners Association of Nigeria (AMPAN) to the effect that the agency has been shortchanging its members in their monthly pension payment. In a statement making the rounds on social media, Mr Kester Omotayo accused NAMA of “operating two pension structures, perhaps to deliberately cover up or attempt to cover up some sharp practices…” and that “our request for dialogue on the issue has also been rebuffed.” The agency stated that the above allegations…

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All aircraft flying in Nigeria are safe to fly – NCAA boss

The director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu has affirmed that the country’s Airlines and aircraft are safe. Speaking in an interview recently, Capt. Nuhu categorically emphasised that all aircraft flying in Nigeria are safe and safe to fly. Excerpts How safe is our airlines and their aircraft? I can categorically say that our airplanes are safe. The airplanes that are not safe have been grounded. Some aircraft have been grounded in Nigeria for months because they are not safe and we have insisted that…

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Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe through new testing protocols

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing program that will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance with a decree expected to be issued soon by the government of Italy. “Carefully designed COVID-19 testing protocols are the best path for resuming international travel safely and without quarantine until vaccinations are widely in place,” said Steve Sear, Delta President – International and Executive Vice President – Global Sales. “Safety is our core promise – it’s at the center…

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Air Peace begins flights to Makurdi Dec. 7, resumes Uyo flights

In line with its route expansion drive, Air Peace, is set to commence flight operations into Makurdi, Benue State Capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020. This is as the airline is also billed to resume flights to Uyo from Lagos and Abuja on the said date. The airline’s spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, revealed this in a media statement released on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Olisa stated that the new connections are operated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He noted that Makurdi has been on the airline’s radar for…

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SAHCO acquires Ramp Electric Ground Support Equipment to boost operations

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC has set the record by acquiring eco-friendly ground support equipment to boost its operations. The new fleet of Ground Handling Equipment which were manufactured by Charlatte Manutention, a worldwide number one equipment manufacturer based in France are fully electric, making them very eco-friendly as the world continue to battle global warming. The French made electric tractors are all designed with strong reliable components to stand any type of climate. SAHCO is the first Aviation Ground Handling Company in Nigeria to acquire this latest model…

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Nigeria airlines have not cut corners, do not cut corners, will never cut corners – AON president

The Airline Operators of Nigeria, AON, has dismissed a report quoting a Senator, saying that as a result of the financial problems brought to the airlines by the effects of COVID-19 and, as a result of lack of adequate government bailouts for the airline, that the airlines had resorted to cutting corners. AON stated categorically that there is no iota of truth in the statement. The Airline Operators in a statement signed by its president, Dr. Abdulmunaf Yunusa stated that Nigeria airlines have not cut corners, do not cut corners…

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AIB-N reiterates calls for establishment of Multi-Modal Investigation Agency in Nigeria

Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has once again called for the establishment of the Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), an independent unified body charged with the responsibilities of carrying out investigation of occurrences involving all modes of transportation with the aim of promoting and enhancing safe transportation in Nigeria. Speaking during the public hearing on amendment bills for Civil Aviation Acts organised by House Committee on Aviation, the Commissioner of the Bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru reiterated that the proposed NSIB bill, which is currently before the National Assembly, would reinforce…

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Air Peace attributes reduction of flight frequencies to COVID-19

Air Peace has explained that the Coronavirus lockdown and its other effects are the reasons the airline experience reduction of its flight frequencies. According to the to Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, the coming of COVID-19 devastated airlines worldwide, Nigerian airlines inclusive and, of course, Air Peace is not immune from this too. Mr. Olajide explained that the airline had several aircraft out on C-check maintenance abroad before COVID-19 and were caught up with the covid-19 lockdown globally, forcing the suspension of aircraft maintenance, noting that…

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Ethiopian Cargo launches Trans-Pacific Cargo Flight Services

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, has launched Trans-Pacific routes, extending from Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage effective 09 Nov 2020. Ethiopian operates B777-200F, one of the most technologically advanced aircraft on the route, offering a remarkable freight service to our cargo forwarding customers worldwide with reduced flight hour, seamless connectivity and better payload. Regarding the new service, Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are delighted to have launched our newest freighter service to our Cargo Forwarder customers worldwide, extending from Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage in the current…

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Bequeathing to Nigerians strong aviation sector is resolute – Hon Nnaji

The position of the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation on bequeathing to Nigerians an aviation industry that is virile, safe and reliable has not changed, the committee chairman, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has assured. Honourable Nnaji gave the assurance in Abuja on Thursday during his closing remarks at the end of the three-day public hearing on six amendment Bills on certain aspects of civil aviation Acts brought to the National Assembly by the executive arm of government. “You may recall that during the committee’s inaugural meeting with the Minister of…

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