Position Paper on Desirability For Abuja Airport Second Runway

Position Paper on Desirability For Abuja Airport Second Runway

SUBMISSION TO COMMITTEE ON AVIATION FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE SECOND RUNWAY FOR ABUJA AIRPORT GROUP CAPTAIN JOHN O. OJIKUTU (Retired) 7TH APRIL, 2010. Runways are the most important airport facility coming almost ahead of the control tower and other known ones like the apron, navaids, terminal building, hanger etc. Without the terminal building or tower, aircraft can still land if there is a runway available particularly if on emergency. However, where there is no…

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Upgrade your landing aids, pilots tell NAMA

Upgrade your landing aids, pilots tell NAMA

*Says planes have aids to land in zero visibility *NAMA defends self of wrong doing The last is yet to be heard about the altercation between airline operators under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) as some airline pilots said the airspace management agency should be held responsible for flight delays occasioned by inclement weather. The AON had taken a swipe on NAMA on Wednesday alleging…

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BA to assist Medview with passengers’ left over baggage

BA to assist Medview with passengers’ left over baggage

  *Calms irate passengers, holds interactive session with customers    Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Medview today held an interactive session with some of its passengers whose checked-in luggage were to  arrive the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos from Gatwick Airport, London. Addressing the passengers at the airline’s headquarters at in Lagos, the Managing Director of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole attributed the recent crisis in arrival of passengers’ luggage to the closure of the…

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Relief as Medview delivers left over baggage to passengers

Relief as Medview delivers left over baggage to passengers

Medview Airline today made good its promise by delivering left over baggage to the affected passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja. In addition, the Management of the airline offered compensation to the affected passengers in form of travel coupons for their next travel plans. Medview Airline and passengers ordeal started on December 19, 2016 when Gatwick Airport closed the main runway for maintenance and asked the airline to use the shorter runway, and since…

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Ojikutu writes Minister, seeks solution to aviation sector woes

Ojikutu writes Minister, seeks solution to aviation sector woes

Aviation security expert, Group Capt. John Ojikutu (rtd) has appealed to the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika to come to the aid of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) in the provision of acquisition of navigational tools to ensure airspace safety. Ojikutu in a letter to the Minister, said he was worried about the myriads of problems bedevilling the sector ranging from perceived aviation fuel, foreign exchange scarcity, airlines recurring debts, problem of…

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Arik charters aircraft to airlift stranded US passengers

Arik charters aircraft to airlift stranded US passengers

Arik Air said it has chartered a B767-300ER aircraft from a European charter operator to minimize the disruption and inconvenience to booked passengers on its Lagos-New York JFK service as the airline airplane was dispatched to airlift stranded US, Johannesburg passengers.    The airline in a statement by its spokesman, Banji Ola said due to the damage to Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft (registration 5N-JIC) by a ground handling company at JFK International Airport, New York,…

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Why Nigerian insurance firms can’t underwrite aviation risks –Medview MD

Why Nigerian insurance firms can’t underwrite aviation risks –Medview MD

The lack of capacity by Nigerian insurance firms to provide cover for airlines, scarcity of foreign exchange and devaluation of the country’s currency, the naira, are threatening the operations of many carriers in the country. Managing Director, Medview Airlines, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, stated this while speaking with Woleshadare.net in Monrovia when the airline began air services to Accra, Freetown and Monrovia. The Nigerian market is grossly unable to effectively underwrite risks in aviation because of…

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Airlines ask FG to upgrade airports to Category 3, landing tools obsolete

Airlines ask FG to upgrade airports to Category 3, landing tools obsolete

*Intl airlines divert to Cotonou over harmattan haze *Pay your debts, NAMA tells carriers A shocking revelation about the poor facilities at the nation’s airports was made by air airline operators. Nigerian airports’ communication and surveillance equipment, they alleged are less than the standard, airlines under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) said. The operators noted that the Murtala Muhammed Airport which is the nation’s biggest and busiest airport is a CAT l…

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NCAA decision to sanction us unprofessional-Arik Air

NCAA decision to sanction us unprofessional-Arik Air

Arik Air has labelled the action of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to fine the airline N6 million for poor handling of passengers’ luggage from London as ‘unprofessional’. The airline, while responding to the action of the aviation regulatory body through a statement authored by its spokesman, Mr. Banji Ola said the NCAA’s action of publicising this letter before the airline has had an opportunity to formally respond to them by the deadline stated…

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Harmattan haze: Airports ‘shut’ as airlines make air return, flights aborted

Harmattan haze: Airports ‘shut’ as airlines make air return, flights aborted

*Lagos airport not shut-FAAN     Airlines made air return to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and other airports after poor visibility, occasioned by harmattan haze prevented their aircraft from landing. Woleshadare.net learnt that  visibility reduced to less than 40 meters, which was below weather minimal which makes it dangerous for aircraft to take off or land. The acceptable weather minimum level is 100 meter. Spokesman for Dana, Kingsley Ezeanyanwu confirmed the incident, saying the…

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