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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AIB gains momentum in int’l cooperation, recognition, signs ETCP with France

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria today made further trail blazing strides in achieving its organisational objective to become the bastion and reference point of excellence in air accident investigation in Africa.   AIB-N and the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile (BEA) France, yesterday in Paris, France signed an Executive Technical Cooperation Programme geared towards fostering mutual cooperation between both countries in respect of air accident investigation and capacity building.   Commissioner/CEO of AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru, while signing the Executive Technical Cooperation Programme (ETCP) in Paris…

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Med-View Airline prepares for hitch-free Hajj operations

Counting on its experience in the airlift of pilgrims since 2007, Med-View Airline has once again come atop as one of the three carriers the federal government selected for the airlift of Muslims for the 2019 Hajj. The choice of Med-View Airline is rooted in existing strategic partnership with National Hajj Commission {NAHCON}, which transcends the normal brief to assisting the government agency in the airlift of stranded pilgrims in the holy land over the years. Rising to the challenge, the airline CEO, Alhaji Muneer Bankole assured all stakeholders of…

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Arik Air adjusts schedule to cope with aircraft maintenance

Arik Air carried out adjustment on its scheduled operations to cope with the exigencies of its aircraft that are on mandatory maintenance. The airline’s fleet has witnessed a reduction in number in the last two weeks due to the fact that some aircraft have been flown overseas to Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) in Europe. The management stated that in order to maintain schedule integrity and ensure flights depart on time, it had to cut down on the number of flights operated daily. The airline further stated that as a safety…

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CSR: Dana Air joins call for stem cell donors for cancer patient

Dana Air has joined the search and call for donors of stem cell for a patient diagnosed with cancer of the blood. Astrid, 41, a Nigerian- German mother, is in need of a stem cell transplant to survive a disease she was diagnosed with in September 2018, after visiting the doctor for sore throat. Speaking on Dana Air’s call for donors, the Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa said ”Project PINK BLUE, a cancer fighting non-governmental organization that we have been supporting for years now in partnership…

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