NCAA enlists Lagos Aviation Academy as an Approved Training Organisation

Lagos Aviation Academy (LAA), has been enlisted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as an Approved Training Organization (ATO) which is one of its major milestones in the first half of the year 2019. The feat enables the academy to run additional courses such as the Cabin Crew Ab-Initio Programme and the Basic Flight Dispatcher Course. The Academy’s director, Mr. Bankole Bernard attributes this success to LAA’s dedication to its core values which are: Knowledge, Integrity, Excellence, Ownership, and Collaboration. Adding that the Academy is focused on delivering quality…

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I never accused government of impoverishing Nigerian airlines – Air Peace boss

The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema has expressed shock at the report credited to him accusing the federal government of impoverishing Nigerian airlines, noting that such report was not done in good faith.  Onyema who granted interview to selected Nigerian journalists in Dubai to mark the inaugural flight of the airline at the weekend said that instead of criticizing government he actually commended the current administration that made it possible for the airline to grow and be able to operate international service.  He wondered what might have…

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Air Peace boss sets tone for panel discussions at LAAC Conference, as Nick Fadugba confirms participation

The Chairman of Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema, will set the tone for panel discussions at the forthcoming 23rd Annual Conference of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), which will see CEOs of airlines discuss burning industry issues with heads of aviation agencies and other industry stakeholders.  The President of African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) and Chief Executive Officer of African Aviation Services Limited, Mr. Nick Fadugba, has equally confirmed participation at the conference that has as theme: ‘Boosting Aviation Investment Through Policy.” The conference will hold on…

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MMA sets up task force to improve flow of traffic

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has notifies passengers and other airport users that in a bid to foster effective landside traffic management, the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos has constituted a task force to ensure improvement in the flow of vehicular traffic. FAAN said in their statement that the objective of the task force, which is made up of officers from the aviation security department and other relevant security agencies shall be to control vehicular movement, prevent unauthorized parking at terminal forecourts/curbsides and enforce the drop-off/pick-up zone policy of the…

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NAHCO appoints Herbert Odika as COO

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) has appointed Mr. Herbert Odika as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). A first class aviation professional with excellent knowledge of the industry, Odika, a former staff of nahco aviance, is a graduate of Business Studies from the University of North London. The new Chief Operating Officer is a commercially astute, delivery-focused individual with vast experience in such diverse areas as sales, marketing, business development, medical sales, operational management and team leadership. Gifted with exceptional talent in leading and developing a high performing…

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Passenger demand rises 4.5% in May as African airlines post 2.1% traffic rise  

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.5percent compared to the same month in 2018. This was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4percent and above the recent trough of 3.1 percent year-on-year growth recorded in March. However, it remains below the 20-year average growth rate of around 5.5percent . Capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) climbed by a modest 2.7percent and load factor rose 1.4 percentage points to…

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Air Freight demand decreases by 3.4 % in May

.. As African carriers post fastest growth of any region The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.4 percent in May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was a slight improvement on the 5.6 percent contraction in April.   In seasonally-adjusted terms, the level of FTKs increased modestly for the third consecutive month, suggesting that the low point of this cycle may be behind us, although the market remains…

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Delta to debut wholly reinvented international main cabin experience

Delta Air Lines customers can expect to be impressed on board Delta’s international routes starting this November when the airline debuts its industry-leading Main Cabin experience. Free “Welcome Aboard” cocktails featuring Bellinis to start, hot towel service and mix-and-match options for premium appetizers and larger entrees are just a few of the ways Delta is differentiating its international Main Cabin service.   “This is about investing in every single customer who chooses Delta, no matter where they sit on the plane. The thoughtful touches we’re investing in throughout the new…

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Alleged seizure of foreign currency by Customs, Revenue Authority at Addis Ababa Airport incorrect, misleading- Ethiopian Airlines

The management of. Ethiopian Airlines has dismissed stories on alleged seizure of foreign currency by Customs and Revenue Authority (ECRA) personnel at Addis Ababa International Airport, describing such reports as incorrect and misleading. The Airline noted in their statement that the report posted on the website of Channels Television, based in Lagos and other Nigerian cities, under the headline ‘Ethiopia Steps Up Seizure Of Foreign Currency From Passengers’ is an incorrect and misleading statement that needs correction. The ‘news’ allegedly claims that passengers transiting Ethiopia with foreign currencies in excess…

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Government approves new Conditions of Service for AIB

The federal government has approved a Staff Conditions of Service for the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N). The approval was conveyed in a letter dated 25 June, 2019 sent to the Bureau from the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation. This is the first time the Bureau will be having her own Condition of Service since it was established as an autonomous agency 12 years ago. The Bureau was established via the Civil Aviation Act 2006 but became operational in 2007. Before then, it was a…

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