Flight operations to begin at MMA2 Friday as unions suspend strike

Norman flight operation is set to begin on Friday, October 12 at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA2 in Lagos as aviation unions suspend two day old strike. The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) agreed to suspend the siege on MMA2. The unions have been laying siege on Bi-Courtney Aviation Services (BASL) operators of MMA2 for the unjust sacking of about 27 staff of the company, plus other labour…

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NAAPE honours Dana Air boss

…As Passenger commends Airline’s Pilot The chief executive officer of Dana Air, Jacky Hathiramani, has been honoured by the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) in Lagos recently for contributing positively to the growth of Nigeria’s aviation industry. The Dana Air boss was awarded at the dinner and unveiling of NAAPE’s compendium of 50 Outstanding Nigerian Aircraft Pilots and Engineers. Speaking at the event themed: ‘’Promoting Professional Excellence with aircraft pilots and engineers in focus,’’ the President of NAAPE, Comrade Abednego Galadima said the body is committed to…

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Capt Wada tasks aviation stakeholders on frequent collapse of domestic airlines  

The former governor of Kogi state, Capt Idris Wada has tasked aviation stakeholders to find solution to the frequent collapse of domestic airlines in the country in order to ensure their survival in business. Speaking at the dinner and awards to unveil the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers’ NAAPE compendium of 50 outstanding pilots  and engineers in Lagos Capt. Wada said the life spam of any domestic airline was too short in the country. He noted that domestic airlines hardly last for more than a decade, stressing that…

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NAAPE, ANAP threaten to ground local, foreign flights Sept 18

Two aviation labour unions and affiliates of the United Labour Congress (ULC): National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) and the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) have notified the Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) that they would ground the Nigeria’s airspace if their demands are not met before that date. The unions gave the warning yesterday in a joint press statement on the strike action called by the United Labour Congress (ULC), stating that the unions will embark on a strike action starting from…

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NAAPE, ATSSSAN, NUATE inaugurated in Arik

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, NAAPE, Air Traffic Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, and National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, the three leading aviation industry unions have inaugurated their executive members in Arik Air. The ceremony, which took place at the airline’s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA, Lagos over the weekend saw hundreds of the airline’s staff joining the three available unions. Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of new members including the executives, NAAPE’s Assistant General Secretary, Organising, Comrade Femi Ajagbe said…

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