AIB signs MoU with Nigeria Air Force

Photo Caption From left: Chief of Standard and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters AVM Ramigius Ekeh, President, Digital Bridge Institute, Prof Muhammad Ajiya, Representative of Chief of Air staff, AVM Isiaka Amao , Vice Chancellor University of Benin, Prof Lillian Salami, Chief Training and operations, NAF, AVM James Gwani, and the Commissioner/CEO, AIB-N , Engr Akin Olateru in a group photograph after signing an MOU on collaboration for capacity building and research and development along other organisations with NAF in Abuja, Wednesday (1/7/20). The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N), in line with…

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LAAC Webinar: Aviation stakeholders task FAAN, NCAA on safety of passengers, airport users

Stakeholders in the Nigerian Aviation industry have tasked the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA to ensure the safety of passengers and airport users following the planned re-opening of the airports. Speaking at the recent Webinar Conference organised by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC with the theme: Nigerian Aviation industry: Changing times changing strategies, the stakeholders urged NCAA and FAAN to ensure appropriate spacing at airports for passengers and other users, especially during peak period. In his…

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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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House of Reps assures AIB on relocation of moribund Metallurgical Laboratory

Photo Caption: From left Hon Mohammed Pali, Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Aviation; Eng Akin Olateru, Commissioner/CEO, Accident Investigation Bureau; Hon Nnolim Nnaji, Chairman, House Committee on Aviation; Hon Kasimu Bello-Maigari and Hon Umar Seriki, members of the committee during the House Committee on Aviation oversight visit to Accident Investigation Bureau, Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja on Friday The Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has assured the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria, that the committee would ensure the relocation of the moribund Metallurgical Science Laboratory…

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Stakeholders, Captains of industries, others gather tomorrow for LAAC Annual Conference

Investors, Captains of industries, stakeholders, professionals are set to gather tomorrow, Wednesday July 17, in their hundreds to chart a way forward for the aviation sub-sector as the the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) holds its 23rd Annual Conference. The Conference, which holds at Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos for the 23rd year running with theme: Boosting Aviation Investment through policy will have in attendance the creme de la creme of the aviation sub-sector and they will brainstorm to chart a path for the survival and sustenance…

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Gov. Suntai not certified, qualified, competent to fly crashed aircraft – AIB report

.. As AIB releases Dana, Delta, Next Oil, Bristow, other crashed reports The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria on Thursday released six final accident reports indicating in one of the reports that the late former Governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai who was the pilot of Cessna 208B Caravan aircraft was not certified, qualified and not competent to fly the crashed aircraft. The Commissioner of AIB, Mr. Akin Olateru while releasing the reports noted that though the Bureau could not conclusively determine the cause of the accident; but that the…

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AIB begins investigations into NCAT’s TB9 aircraft in Kaduna

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has commenced investigations into the accident involving a Tampico (TB9) aircraft marked 5N-CBP belonging to the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, which occurred on 1st March, 2019 at Rumi forest, Sabon Birnin, Birnin Gwari LGA, Kaduna State. The AIB said in a statement signed by the general manager public affAirs, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi that their team of safety investigators have commenced investigation. From the information provided by NCAT, the aircraft was on a Test Flight being conducted by a Pilot and an Engineer.…

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AIB releases four accident reports, issues safety recommendations to FAAN, NCAA

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released four accident and serious incident reports, which occurred in the country between July 2004 and August 2015. This is as Engr. Akin Olateru, the Commissioner of AIB said that the current administration has achieved 52.1 per cent on publication of accident and serious incident reports and 47.4 per cent of safety recommendations since coming onboard in January, 2017. Olateru in a press briefing with aviation journalists on Monday at Safety House, Corporate Headquarters of AIB at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos…

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AIB reviews existing regulations to conform with European standards

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is set to carry out a review of its existing regulations, which seek to accommodate latest changes in the global aviation industry. This becomes necessary in a bid to further enhance its performance especially in the area of incident and accident investigation. Speaking at the end of a weeklong peer review exercise carried out with European consultants over the weekend at its headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, the AIB Commissioner, Engr. Akin Olateru stated that the review exercise would take place before…

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