Sirika emerges aviation man of the year as Capt. Boyo, Femi Adefope win Aviation/ Travel personality of the decade

Aviation minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has emerged aviation man of the year while the chief executive officer of Overland Airways, Capt. Edward Boyo was choosing as aviation Man of the decade. This is just as the Skylogistics boss, Mr Femi Adefope emerged Travel Personality of the Decade while Eko Hotels was selected Hotel of the Decade. It will be observed that every year since 1996 Travellers has had annual awards for the Best Performers in the industry. Travellers Magazine is the first travel magazine published in West Africa since 1993.…

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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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Sirika describes Capt. Muhtar Usman’s death as monumental loss to aviation industry

Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has described the death of the immediate past Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as a monumental loss to the aviation industry. Reacting to the death which occurred early Wednesday morning, Sirika said that although death is a journey on which everyone must embark at his own appointed time, Usman’s own came at a time the industry needed all capable hands to be on deck to reposition it, considering the depth to which it had descended as a result of the global…

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Kano, Port-Harcourt, Enugu Airport may resume international operations before Christmas – Sirika

…..As Lufthansa, Air France, KLM get approval to resume operations … All the nation’s international airports may resume international flight operations before the end of the year, as the Ministry of Aviation is working with the Federal Ministry of Health, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and other relevant bodies to ensure that the airports meet all the safety and health requirements and protocols. The international airports that are yet to be cleared to resume operations are the Port Harcourt airport, the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and the Akanu…

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Sirika tours Caverton Helicopters facilities in Lagos

The minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has paid a working visit to Lagos. Sen. Sirika did a facility tour of the Caverton Helicopters limited where he inspected their Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility (MRO), as well as the Flight Simulator Training Facility which are both under construction. Caverton MRO and Helicopter Simulator Training center is the only such facility in Africa and is beneficial to Nigerians especially to the technical market. The facility while building capacity for the industry will provide employment for Nigerians as well as save a…

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Aviation minister lauds Gov Obiano on Anambra Cargo airport

Aviation minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has commended the Anambra State government for embarking on a cargo airport project that will positively impact on the economic development of the state and the South East region as a whole. The minister who made the commendation when he received the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano in his office, said the Federal Ministry of Aviation and its agencies will always give the necessary guide and cooperation to states embarking on such projects in order to ensure that all internationally set standards are…

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FG grants approval for Emirates Airlines to operate into Nigeria

Based on the undertaking by the authorities of the United Arabs Emirates (UAE), the Nigerian government has agreed to lift the ban placed on Emirates Airlines from operating into and out of the country. According to the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, the commencement of the airline’s operations would however depend on the commencement of visa issuance by the UAE. “UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria. Commencement of the Visa…

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Sirika relocates to Enugu ahead of Akanu Ibiam International Airport reopening

Ahead of the planned reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu on Sunday 30th August 2020, minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has decided to immediately relocate to the coal city along with his officials and aides. The minister’s relocation to Enugu is to monitor the finishing touches being done by the contractors handling the runway reconstruction and installation of facilities at the airport. It is also to ensure that nothing stands in the way of the planned reopening. There have been apprehensions about the possibility of the resumption…

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Policy of Reciprocity: Air Peace boss lauds Sirika on positive revolution in Aviation

.. Dispatches 2 B777 aircraft to China on national assignment The chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema has commended the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, for the decision of the federal government to enforce the principle of reciprocity in granting permission to airlines to resume operations in the country as it opens its airspace. Onyema said this decision would elevate the image of Nigeria in the comity of nations and send signal to international airlines that it is no more business as usual. In a letter the…

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