AIB releases preliminary report on Med-View Airline B737-500 aircraft serious incident

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary report on serious incident involving a Boeing 737-500 aircraft owned and operated by Med-View Airline. The aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQM, was enroute Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on the 23rd of July, 2019, when the incident occurred at Thirty-Two thousand feet above mean sea level FL320. AIB said the preliminary reports are not the final reports as they contain details of the initial facts, discussions and findings surrounding the occurrences; which include information gathered from witness statements,…

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Air Peace dismisses outdated COO interview on multiple designation circulated as new story

The management of Air Peace Airline Limited has dismissed an outdated interview by its Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, urging the federal government to stop granting multiple designations to foreign carriers including imposition of multiple taxes and charges on the airline operators.  Air Peace stated categorically in their statement that the interview is not a recent one, but an old one conducted almost two years ago. The airline noted that the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, on assumption of office as the substantive minister of Aviation, swung into…

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FAAN security arrests man attempting to stowaway on Air Peace aircraft

The Aviation Security, AVSEC of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has arrested a man attempting to stowaway on Air Peace aircraft. A statement by corporate communications executive, Air Peace, Stanley Olisa explained that: “This morning, at exactly 9:10 at the MMA1 Lagos, an Owerri-bound Air Peace aircraft(flight P47252) was taxing towards the threshold for take-off, when a man, in his twenties, emerged from the bush along the runway, and tried to gain access to the aircraft through the wheel-well. “There was a private jet behind the aircraft. The…

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SAHCO wins ground handlng contract for TAAG-Angola

Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC, (SAHCO) has been chosen as the preferred Ground Handling partner for TAAG-Angola Airlines. TAAG-Angola, which commenced operations into Lagos, Nigeria on Monday, 16th of December, 2019 is the national airline of Angola that operates an all-Boeing fleet, the airline will be flying twice a week from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport. SAHCO will be responsible for its Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo services and warehousing and other aviation related activities. This again has proved that SAHCO is preferred when it comes to Aviation Ground Handling…

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FAAN sanitises protocol activities at airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has directed that apart from FAAN protocol services and the designated Ministry of Foreign Affairs Officers, no individual or agency is allowed to escort passengers or Conduct any type of protocol  activity after Immigration process for Departing Passengers, and before immigration process for arriving Passengers at the Airports. A statement signed by the general manager, corporate affairs of FAAN. Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.) said the directive is in line with provisions of the federal government’s directive on the Ease of Doing Business, Mrs.Yakubu explained that…

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AIB boss, Olateru wins multiple awards

The Commissioner of the Accident Investigation Bureau AIB, Nigeria, Engr. Akin Olateru, has received accolades from three different organisations in the last one week for his outstanding leadership in aviation development. His outstanding leadership has ensured the continuous safety of the Nigerian airspace and has made the Bureau one of the leading accident investigating bodies in the world. The Commissioner was recently bestowed with the award of Aviation Man of the Year 2019 at the Air Transport Industry Awards 2019, the Outstanding Leadership award at the 10th Nigeria Aviation (NIGAV)…

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Arik Air sweeps three industry awards

Arik Air got triple recognition at the weekend, thereby carting away most of the awards in the industry in the airline category. The airline bagged the awards for “Airline of the year 2019” and the “Best Cabin Crew (Domestic)” at the 10th edition of the Nigeria Aviation (NIGAV) Awards which held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island over the weekend. Congratulating Arik Air, managing director and chairman of NIGAV Awards, Mr. Fortune Idu, said: “The NIGAV Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the airline. Arik Air has gone above and…

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Arik Air donates relief materials to Malkohi IDP Camp Yola

Arik Air on Sunday donated some relief items to Malkohi IDP Camp in Yola, Adamawa state, to help the displaced people enjoy the Christmas season. The items donated include, bags of rice and beans, cartons of indomie noodles, bedsheets, tins of Peak milk and Milo, clothing items, mosquito nets, among other items. On ground to receive the items on behalf of the camp were Lawal Waida, Camp chairman, Fatima Hassan, Camp women leader, Peter Paul, Camp Manager and Adam Agalade, Camp youth leader. The items were presented on behalf of…

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Ahead of yuletide: FAAN beefs up security at airports, assures travellers of safety, comfort

As yuletide approaches, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has assured air travelers and other airport users that her network of airports across the country are fully prepared for the usual surge in passenger traffic that is the norm during the season. FAAN in a statement signed by the general manger corporate affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, (Mrs) said the Authority has beefed up security at all its airports, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano. Mrs Yakubu stated that FAAN is intensifying effort at improving facilities…

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Dana Air wins best airline in passenger facilitation

Dana Air has won an award as the best airline in passenger facilitation at the 10th edition of the Nigerian Aviation Awards held recently at Oriental Hotels, Lagos The Airline’s media and communications manager, Kingsley Ezenwa while speaking to newsmen after receiving the award on behalf of Dana Air said, we are excited about this. We got similar award last 2 years as best airline, last also and this year, we just got this. This only demonstrates our commitment to providing seamless travel for our customers hinged on comfort and…

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