MMA2 upgrade: BASL receives another set of x-ray machines, AC equipment

As part of its resolve to upgrade its terminal, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services (BASL) operators of Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) has received more X-ray machines and air conditioner equipment in order to ensure its passengers safety, security and comfort. The BASL Acting Head of Business, Mr Raphael Uchegbu who disclosed the new development when League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) paid a courtesy visit to the operator, noted that BASL has been upgrading and improving all its facilities since inception. According to Uchegbu, when BASL started operations, the company…

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Omni-Blu Aviation partners DPR on search and rescue for oil firms

Omni-Blu Aviation Limited, an indigenous aviation company, has partnered with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to provide Search, Rescue and Surveillance (SeRAS) service to oil and gas firms across the country. Omni-Blu Aviation said it was partnering with DPR in the areas of licencing and technical supports, stressing that its experience over the years in the oil and gas sector and search and rescue services made it a force to reckon with in the provision of the service. Speaking during the flag off of the SeRAS services at the…

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Ethiopian Airlines appoints Senait Ataklet as Abuja manager

Ethiopian Airlines has appointed Mrs. Senait Ataklet as the new traffic and sales manager for Abuja, Nigeria. Senait joined the Airline in 2002 and has served the airline in different departments and positions where she acquired extensive experience in the aviation industry. She specialized on customer services and sales. She holds a Bsc degree in Management Information System and have earned numerous certificates in Customer Services and Aviation management. She led the Airlines Holiday product development team in Addis Ababa before her posting to Abuja. At Addis Ababa she contributed…

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$1.6m, N50m judgement sum: Court dismisses Emirates Airlines’ application for stay of execution

Move by Emirates Airlines not to pay judgement sum of $1.630 million and N50 million awarded against it by a Lagos Federal High Court, for Unlawful conversation of a businessman’s money, met a brickwall, as the presiding judge, Justice Muslim Sule Hassan, dismissed the Airlines’ application for stay of execution of the judgment, for lacking in merit. Justice Hassan had on January 11, awarded the judgement sum against the airlines, while delivering judgement in a suit filed by the businessman, Orji Prince Chu Ikem. The businessman had sued Emirates Airlines…

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NCAA lifts ban on use of Boeing 737 Max Aircraft in Nigerian Airspace

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced the lifting of ban on Boeing 737 Max Aircraft in the Nigerian Airspace, following the two accident involving the Boeing 737 Max Aircraft. This approval is effective 12th February, 2021. Consequent upon the two accidents of Lion Air Flight 610, an Indonesia flight which crashed into the Java Sea 13mins after takeoff, and Ethiopian Airlines flight 320, which crashed six minutes after takeoff, made the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika pronounced the ban on the operations of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft…

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Police drags Air Peace customer to Court for attempted aircraft hijacking, other charges

…As Judge Recuses self from suit due to unprofessional conduct of customer’s counsel The Nigeria Police Force has dragged a businesswoman Mrs. Nneka Ogbonna to court on a two-count charge of aircraft hijacking and flight disruption on an Air Peace flight scheduled to depart Lagos for Warri on December 10, 2019. The passenger had caused a delay of over 80 minutes on the flight by refusing to disembark from the Aircraft as ordered by the pilot following a series of extremely disturbing and disorderly conducts exhibited by her. This is…

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NLC issues 14-days ultimatum to Turkish Airlines, Caverton Helicopters, rejects concession of Nigeria’s airports

The National Executive Council, NEC, of the Nigeria Labour Congress , NLC has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the management of Turkish Airlines and Caverton Helicopters to reinstate all sacked trade union executives and desist from further anti-union actions. The Union condemned the case of the sack of trade union executives by Turkish Airline and the anti-unionization stance of Caverton Helicopters The NLC also deplored the industrial tyranny by Turkish Airlines and Caverton Helicopters. Arising from its regular meeting on February 17, 2021 held at the Nigeria Air Force (NAF),…

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AIB begins investigation into serious incident involving Azman Air’s B737-500 aircraft

Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria has been notified and commenced investigation into a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-500 with Nationality and Registration Marks 5N-SYS belonging to Azman Air, which occurred around 5:55pm (Local Time) on 16th February, 2021. The Bureau said in a statement signed by Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, general manager (Public Affairs) that the aircraft, with 49 passengers and 6 crew members onboard was en-route Lagos from Abuja when it had burst tyres on landing on Runway 18R of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. He noted that…

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ACI confers Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja with 2020 Service Quality Award

The Airports Council International (ACI) has conferred the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja with the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for providing a superior customer experience despite the difficult circumstances occasioned by the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. A letter from the office of the Director-General of ACI, dated February 15, 2021 directed to Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, the managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said that the airport was bestowed with the award based on the recommendations by users of the facilities in Abuja, especially the passengers. “During…

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Judge ‘recuses’ self from N2.005bn Right Abuse Suit against Air Peace, FAAN, NCAA

.. As Airline urges court to refuse reliefs sought by applicant for been malicious, frivolous, vexation, gold digging Justice (Prof) Chuka Austine Obiozor of a Lagos Federal High Court, has recused himself from presiding over a N2.005 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by a Nigeria businesswoman, Nneka Ogbonna against the Air Peace Limited and four others. The businesswoman had dragged the airline alongside Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Captain Horace Millar-Jaja, a pilot with the airline, in a…

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