AIB begins investigation into Max Air serious incident at Minna airport

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB Nigeria team of safety investigators have commenced investigations into the Max Air serious incident at the Minna airport on Saturday, September 7. A statement by the investigation agency said it was notified on the 7th September, 2019 by Max Air Limited of a serious incident involving their Boeing 747-400 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-DBK which occurred during the final approach on Runway 23 at Minna Airport, Niger State. The aircraft took off from King Abdul Aziz international Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with 560…

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NISE confers Fellowship on AIB Commissioner, seeks professionalism

The Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISE), a division of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has conferred Fellowship on Engr. Akin Olateru, the Commissioner of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). NISE said that Olateru who was among the top 10 professionals conferred with the honour was recognised for his professional performance since he was appointed as the helmsman in the bureau. Other professionals conferred with the prestigious recognition are Dr. Maikanti Baru, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Engr. Oladimeji Oguntominiyi, the director Highways Construction and Rehabilitation, Federal Ministry…

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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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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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AIB releases six final accident reports on April 25

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is set to release six final accident and incidents reports on April 25. This was disclosed by the commissioner/chief executive officer of AIB, Engr Akin Olateru at the 2019 stakeholders forum to review AIB regulations 2016 and its implications for aviation stakeholders. Olateru listed the final reports to be released to include: Report on the serious incident involving an Airbus A330-223 aircraft operated by Delta airlines Inc. with registration N858NW on 13th February 2018. Report on the accident involving a Cessna 208B Caravan belonging to…

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AIB to review proposed Civil Aviation Regulations 2019

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria will be hosting a two-day Stakeholders Forum to review its proposed  Civil Aviation Regulations of 2019, on the 4th and 5th April 2019 at Radisson Blu, Ikeja, Lagos State. The aim of the Forum is to engage stakeholders on the proposed amendments to the Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Regulations, 2016 and discuss the promotion of aviation safety. ThE Forum will attract stakeholders from different segments of the aviation sector to deliberate on the Bureau’s amended regulations, which will guide the agency in carrying…

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AIB releases interim report on Caverton Helicopter crash at Kabba

Photo Caption: The commissioner of Accident Investigation Bureau, (AIB), Mr. Akin Olateru, (middle) flanked by director, human resources and administration, AIB, Mr. Dalhatu Kakangi, (left) and director of engineering, AIB, Mr. Mohammed Wali at media briefing on the preliminary report on the helicopter accident involving the vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, his entourage and three crew members -captain, co-pilot and an engineer, in Kabba, Kogi State. The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Wednesday, February 13 released an interim report on the Caverton Helicopters crash involving an Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter…

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AIB wins best govt. agency at Abuja International Trade fair

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has been awarded the best government exhibition agency at the just concluded 2018 Abuja International Trade fair as a result of its vast awareness created at the fair. The honour is the latest in the series of awards the agency has been garnering in the last one year. While congratulating the team that coordinated the participation of the Bureau at the yearly event, the Commissioner of AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru enjoined all staff of the agency to keep the Bureau’s flag flying adding that AIB…

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AIB wins most innovative aviation agency award

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has been named the ‘Most Innovative Aviation Agency few hours after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on the use of its metallurgical laboratory situated in Abuja. This is the latest in the series of awards the agency charged with investigating aircraft accidents and serious incidents has been receiving from stakeholders for its sterling performance. The award was bestowed on the agency by the Association of Foreign Airlines Representatives in Nigeria (AFARN) at a summit and award ceremony held at…

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