House Committee decries N13b debt to FAAN, condemns non remittance of levies by local airlines

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has frowned at the deliberate withholding of levies collected on behalf of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) by some Nigerian Airlines. This followed a passionate appeal made by the managing director of the authority, Captain Rabiu Yadudu during an interactive session with the committee at the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon. The Committee chaired by Honourable Nnolim Nnaji representing Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency of Enugu Sate had summoned him to explain the rationale behind the 100 percent increase in passenger service…

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FAAN implements flight spacing at airports to improve safety

.. Says 90% of staff trained by WHO, Port Health on Covid-19 The managing director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Yadudu has said that the agency would implement flight spacing at all its airports in order to ensure total safety once the airspace is reopened for flight services. Speaking in Lagos over the weekend, Capt. Yadudu stated further that about 85 to 90 per cent of the agency’s staff had been trained by World Health Organisation (W/H.O) on operational and response time on Covid-19 pandemic, including…

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FAAN holds dry run simulation exercises at Lagos, Abuja airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) today Saturday, June 27, 2020 held dry run simulation exercises at domestic terminals of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos respectively. The exercise, which was aimed at assessing the readiness of the airports for reopening post Covid-19 was witnessed by the Honourable Ministers of: Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, State for Health, Dr. Olorunnibe Mamora, State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force, Dr. Aliyu Sanni, the Director General,…

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Covid-19: NCAA to submit aviation restart plan to PTF wednesday

The director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu has revealed plans to submit the Nigerian aviation restart plan to the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 by Wednesday (24th June, 2020), all things being equal. Capt. Nuhu in his effort to be accountable to stakeholders in the industry concerning the restart of the aviation sector, conveyed another round of stakeholders’ forum over the weekend The NCAA DG in his address appealed to the stakeholders especially the airlines to bear with the authorities, stressing that even though they…

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ART president advises FAAN to get ICAO codes for terminals at Murtala Muhammed Airpor, Lagos

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has been advised to get the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) three codes for the terminals at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. Dr. Gabriel Olowo, President of Aviation Roundtable (ART) told journalists in Lagos that obtaining the codes would prevent chaos and flight misses by air travellers. There are four terminals at the Lagos airport; the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), and three domestic terminals, including the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), which is a private owned-terminal. Often times, because of the…

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Aviation leaders discuss strategic responses to changing times at LAAC Webinar

Some of the leading players in the Nigerian aviation industry will on Thursday, June 18, 2020 discuss the required strategic responses to the present challenges facing the sector. Six panelists would discuss extensively on the negative impact of Covid-19 virus pandemic in the global aviation industry with focus on Nigeria and the necessary strategies to be adopted to stay relevant and profitable in the new order at a webinar to be organised by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC). The panelists; Capt. Musa Nuhu, the director-general of the…

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