Reduced operations forced us to cut workforce- Bristow Helicopters

Reduced operations forced us to cut workforce- Bristow Helicopters

The management of Bristow Helicopters has described the shutting down of its operations by the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) as illegal, saying the union’s action came when the matter is currently the subject of a mediation led by the Federal Ministry of Labour between NAAPE and Bristow. NAAPE had today called on its members within Bristow to embark on an industrial action at Lagos, Port Harcourt and Eket. The action relates…

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NAAPE shuts Bristow Helicopters over expatriate quota law

NAAPE shuts Bristow Helicopters over expatriate quota law

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) have shut the operations of Bristow Helicopters in Nigeria. The exercise took place today.     Confirming the situation was the National President of the association, Balami Isaac said, “Their operations are currently grounded and nothing will be happening there today”.     “The issues necessitating the shutting according to the body includes: Victimization of members especially executives, Illegal redundancy, Violation of Conditions of Services by…

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Stowaway found dead in Arik Air in Johannesburg

Stowaway found dead in Arik Air in Johannesburg

*Airline to begin investigation     The lifeless body of a stowaway was yesterday found in the main wheel well of one of Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. Spokesman for Arik Air, Banji Ola, in a statement said the aircraft operated the scheduled Lagos-Johannesburg flight that departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 3:55pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 and arrived Johannesburg shortly before 11pm.   He disclosed that engineers…

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NCAA Saves N2b on Overseas Training

NCAA Saves N2b on Overseas Training

Paucity of funds occasioned by dwindling revenue inflow and scarcity of foreign exchange has forced the management of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to look inward by domesticating some of its training programmes, saving the country over N2 billion yearly in capital flight.   The largest percentage of NCAA’s budget goes on training of its personnel, especially the Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASIs), most of whom are holders of various Licenses and Ratings subject to…

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Nigerian airspace: Are pilots flying blind?

Nigerian airspace: Are pilots flying blind?

The Nigerian airspace is dotted with communication gaps that threaten safety, but the Nigerian Airspace managers said they are on top of the situations. WOLE SHADARE writes The bombshell Not a few saw the legislature’s visit as a ‘ritual’ just to fulfill all righteousness and to make them look as if they are truly working. But this time around, the visit of the Senate committee on Aviation led by Senators Jeremiah Useni, Bala Ibn Na’…

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Departed foreign airlines may return, restore capacity

Departed foreign airlines may return, restore capacity

 There are indications that some international airlines that departed Nigeria and cut frequencies in the face of recession ravaging the country’s economy may return or restore their frequencies following hint that travel demands are rising marginally. A source very close to some foreign carriers said Nigeria is a very important market for them and may decide to increase their flight number, which they cut drastically owing to their funds that were trapped in the country…

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Emirates Presentation To FADAN

Emirates Presentation To FADAN

      Regional Manager West Africa, Emirates Airline, Mr Manoj Nair (Middle), presenting an Air ticket to the President, Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN), Mrs Funmi Ladipo at the Emirates Office; With them is a FADAN ember Mrs Adaku Nwoko

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WTO Delivers Knockout Blow to Boeing’s Record Subsidies With Ruling

WTO Delivers Knockout Blow to Boeing’s Record Subsidies With Ruling

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has condemned alleged $26b massive illegal subsidies to Boeing in the form of wholly non-refundable corporate welfare. This is the single largest state-level instance of corporate welfare in US history. The subsidy package condemned by today’s report is large enough to fund the entire development of the B777X and has already cost Airbus $50 billion in sales. This is only the second time in the WTO’s 20+ year history that a…

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Violators of N36B MMA2 concession pact must go to jail-Senate

Violators of N36B MMA2 concession pact must go to jail-Senate

*Aviation to get zero allocation in 2017 *Sirika to get Senate summon The Senate has called for the prosecution of Federal Government officials that negotiated the N36b concession that gave birth to Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) but reneged on implementing the pact. This was the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Aviation after its fact finding mission to the ultra-modern MMA2 terminal in Lagos. Chairman, Senate Committee on Privatisation, Mr. Ben Murray Bruce stated…

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MMA2 presents free flight ticket winner

MMA2 presents free flight ticket winner

Chief Executive Officer of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos, Captain Jari Olubunmi Williams (left), presenting a free flight ticket to the first winner of MMA2 mobile application promo, Ms. Anuoluwapo Olopade, a lawyer, in Lagos recently. Tickets for the promo were supplied by Dana Air.  

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