Air accidents: AIB boss harps on substantial reduction in human factor failures

The Commissioner Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB Nigeria, Engr Akin Olateru has stressed that it is of paramount importance to do everything that would contribute to substantial reduction of the human factor failure in air transportation. In his opening remarks at the conference on prevention of human factors in air accident occurrences  organised by the AIB in partnership with the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) with the with the theme: “Preventing Human Factors in Air Accident Investigation”, Olateru explained that human factors knowledge can be used to reduce the…

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NCAA DG charges Aviation stakeholders on excellent performance of duties to avoid accidents or serious incidents

The director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu has charged Aviation stakeholders to perform their roles as expected of them dutifully and conscientiously to avoid accidents or serious incidents in the sector. Capt. Nuhu gave the charge at the weekend while delivering a keynote address at the conference on prevention of human factors in air accident occurrences  organised by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) in partnership with the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC). He state that the industry had only recorded one serious incident…

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Aviation stakeholders confirm participation at AIB/LAAC Conference

Top stakeholders in the Nigeria’s aviation industry have confirmed participation in the conference with the theme, “Preventing Human Factors in Accident Occurrences, which will hold this Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Sheraton Hotels & Suites, Lagos. The conference organized by Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria’s sole accident investigation agency, in partnership with the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), Nigeria’s aviation media umbrella body saddled with the responsibility of ensuring effective media coverage and practice in the aviation industry, will commence at 09.00hrs with 80 stakeholders in physical…

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AIB-N collaborates with LAAC to curb high rate of human errors in air accidents

To reduce the high rate of human errors in air accidents in the Nigerian aviation industry, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB-N) in partnership with the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) is organising one day conference. The conference, which will be held physically and virtually, is scheduled to hold on January 15, 2021, at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers in Lagos at 9 a.m with the theme: ‘Preventing Human Factors In Accident Occurrences.’ No fewer than 300 industry stakeholders such as airline operators, airport operators, investigators, safety inspectors, pilots, engineers…

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AIB boss charges staff to thrive for excellence in service delivery

Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has urged its members of staff not to relent in pursuing excellence while delivering the Bureau’s mandate of investigating air mishaps with the aim of ensuring continuous safety of air transport in Nigeria. The Commissioner of the Bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru who implored the AIB staff while delivering a speech in celebration of the New Year, 2021, stated that he was pleased with the Bureau’s performance in the year 2020 despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and gave accolades to the staff for their…

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Airline operators, others urged to tap into opportunities offered by AfDB to prevent collapse

Photo Caption: L-R Engr. Akin Olateru, Commissioner/CEO, Accident Investigation Bureau, Captain Talba Alkali, Director of Safety and Technical Policy, representing the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Aviation and Capt. Musa Nuhu, DG, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority at the Nigerian Aviation Workforce Symposium held at the NAF Conference Centre Abuja. Airline operators and business organizations in the Nigerian aviation industry have been told to tap into the opportunities offer by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other financial institutions on the continent to prevent collapse. Airline operators were also…

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My vision is to make AIB- Nigeria world-class institution- Olateru, AIB CEO

The commissioner of Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB – Nigeria, Engineer Akin Olateru has stated that his plans for the Bureau is to make it a world-class institution. Speaking during the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC webinar gateway forum in Lagos over the weekend, Olateru said he would also like to make AIB an enviable place to work in. He observed that in the last few years, AIB has performed excellently well in that regards. Olateru said he want to add values, make positive change and leave AIB a…

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Crashed Quorum Aviation helicopter type did not meet criteria for Black Box – Olateru, AIB boss

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB Nigeria, has disclosed that the Bureau did not retrieve any Flight Data Recorder, FDR commonly referred to as Black Box from the Quorum Aviation helicopter crash in Lagos on Friday August 26 in Opebi, Ikeja Lagos. Speaking during a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday September 1, the commissioner of AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru stated that the crashed helicopter did not meet criteria for Black box. Olateru explained that the Bell 206 is certified at approximately 1,519kg (3,350lbs) and featured five seats which does not…

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AIB trains investigators on use of drones for accident investigation

Photo Caption : From left, Managing Director, UNILAG Consult, UNILAG, Akoka, Lagos, Prof. Adebayo Otitoloju, Commissioner/Chief Executive, Accident Investigation Bureau, (AIB) Capt. Akin Olateru, C.E.O., Unmanned Flight Operations Aviation services Ltd., Mr. Omitola Adelana and Head of Training, Unmanned Flight Operations Aviation services Ltd, Capt. Sunny Adegbuyi at the closing ceremony of two week training of Accident Investigation Bureau, (AIB) on flight drones held at UNILAG Consult, UNILAG, Akoka, Lagos. Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has trained 10 investigators on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) popularly referred to…

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AIB, NCAA unveil 11-man committee to review safety recommendations

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have formed partnership to further increase air safety in the country’s aviation industry. The two agencies in Abuja on Wednesday jointly inaugurated an 11-man committee that would review the NCAA’s response to safety recommendations issued by AIB on accidents, serious incidents and continuous operation of the State Safety Programmes (SSP) and ensured that the agency’s recommendations are implemented. A statement by Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, the general manager, Public Affairs, AIB, quoted Engr. Akin Olateru, the commissioner of the bureau…

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