Inconsistency in policy formulation, execution led to death of Nigerian Airways – Capt Ore

. Says sack of 47 pilots in one day one of his saddest moments  The former director of operations, defunct Nigeria Airways,  Capt Dele, has said that inconsistency in policy formulation and execution led to the eventual death of the airline. Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday at the pre-event press briefing of his latest book, ‘The Learned Commander,’ Ore noted that the sack of 47 pilots in one day by the federal government in the defunct national airline was one of his saddest moments in the service. He  explained that…

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No Boeing 737 – Max 8 in operation in Nigeria

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that the Boeing 737 – Max 8 accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 – Max 8 is not in operation in the Country. The NCAA in a statement signed by the general manager public relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, assured the flying public of their safety, stating that there is no cause for alarm.  However, the Authority said in line with its Safety Oversight mandate enshrined in the Civil Aviation Act 2006, is consciously monitoring the development (s) with a view to take the…

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Ethiopian Airlines thanks Nigeria for supporting country, Airline in moment of grief

.. Opens condolence registers at offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Enugu Photo Caption: FAAN MD/CEO-Engr. Saleh Dunoma pays condolence visit to the NAIA-Abuja Ethiopia Airline Management on 11th Mar 2019. In his company is the RGM/AM-M.L.Sani. The general manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria, Mrs Firihiewot Mekonnen has thanked Nigerians for standing with Ethiopia and Ethiopian Airlines in this moment of grief. This is coming just as the airline has opened condolence registers at their Offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Enugu. This is for the victims of the ET…

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Again, Air Peace emerges best airline at Nigeria Travel Awards

Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah flanked by the Assistant Customer Relations Manager, Mrs. Patricia Ebilah (right) and Jumia Travel Head of Sales, Central Africa, Ms. Chimezie Nwigwe receiving the carrier’s ‘Best Local Airline of the Year’ award at Nigeria Travel Awards organised by Jumia Travel in Lagos on Monday Air Peace has again been chosen as Nigeria’s best airline, garnering a whopping 44.7 percent of the total votes cast in the domestic airlines category of the third edition of the Nigeria Travel Awards organised by Jumia Travel…

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Air Peace clarifies B737 MAX 8 order

.. Says order is still at design, configuration stage Following the recent accident involving Ethiopian Airlines Boeing B737 MAX 8, the management of Air Peace Airline has clarified on its firm order for 10 of the same aircraft type . The Airline said it is yet to take delivery of the aircraft as it is still at the design and configuration stage of the order. The airline said the clarification has become necessary in view of numerous calls and enquiries on our response to the incidents involving the B737 Max…

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Ethiopian Airlines recovers Black Box of ill fated flight 302

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that the Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder( CVR) of flight ET302 have been Recovered. The Airline explained in their statement that the DFDR and CVR were recovered after a tedious search by the rescue and investigation team for the Black Box of 737- Max 8 plane that crashed near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa minutes after take-off on Sunday morning, Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines Group has suspended the commercial operations of all Boeing 737- Max 8 aircraft immediately after the tragic accident, while…

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Air Crash : Ethiopian Airlines grounds all B-737-800 MAX fleet

Following the tragic accident of ET 302/10 March B-737-800 MAX (ET-AVJ), Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all B-737-8 MAX fleet effective March 10, 2019 until further notice. The Airline explained in a statement that: “Although we don’t yet know the cause of the accident, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution”. The Airlines promised to release further information as soon as it is available.

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Updated: Two Nigerians confirmed among 157 perished Ethiopian Airlines passengers, crew

Two Nigerians, popular columnist and Canadian based Professor Pius Adesanmi and Amb. Abiodun Bashua have been confirmed among the passengers of the ill fated Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. Amb. Bashua was the former United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan. The scheduled service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today, March 10 around Zeit. The aircraft B737 8 MAX with registration number ET Bishoftu (Debre AVJ took off at 08 :38 am local time from Addis Ababa, Bole International…

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Ethiopian Airlines crash: Nigerian among 157 perished passengers, crew

A Nigerian with United Nations International passport has been identified among the 157 passengers and crew that perished in the Ethiopian Airline crash earlier today. Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines group chief executive officer, Tewolde Gebremariam who was at the accident scene of the accident confirmed that there was no survivors in the airline crash. He expressed his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident. He said Ethiopian Airlines will release further information as soon as it…

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Ethiopian B737-800 MAX from Addis to Nairobi with 149 passengers, 8 crew crashes

The management of Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed that one of its aircraft with flight number ET 302 in a scheduled service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today, March 10 around Zeit. A statement by the management of the airline stated that “Ethiopian Airlines regrets to confirm that its flight ET 302/10 March in schedule service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today around Zeit”. “The aircraft B737800MAX with registration number ET Bishoftu (Debre AVJ took off at 08 :38 am local…

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