Airlines need to demonstrate capability to run safe operations, says Adurogboye

Airlines need to demonstrate capability to run safe operations, says Adurogboye

Sam Adurogboye is the General Manager, Public Affairs, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). In this interview with Woleshadare.net, the consummate image maker for the aviation regulatory explains the role of the NCAA to ensure that airlines play according to the rules, dispels constant misinformation about Tickets Sales Charge (TSC), on-going certification of two of the airports among other issues that have affected the nation’s aviation industry. He also speaks about airlines’ lack of corporate governance….

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Abuja airport closure: NAMA, Omni-Blu calibrate Kaduna airport navigational aids

Abuja airport closure: NAMA, Omni-Blu calibrate Kaduna airport navigational aids

Ahead of the March 8, 2017 closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Internatinal Airport, Abuja and in a bid to ensure accuracy, reliability and efficiency of facilities at the Kaduna airport, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has rounded off the routine calibration of the Very High Omni-directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and the flight commissioning of the Instrument Landing System/Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS/DME).   The component parts of the facilities which include Two VOR…

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Gale of deportation as South Africa returns 97 Nigerians

Gale of deportation as South Africa returns 97 Nigerians

The deportation of Nigerians from many countries of the world is assuming an alarming proportion as 97 Nigerians were  deported from South Africa for civil and criminal offences. Six of the deportees were returned into the country for drug offences; 10 were arrested and deported for criminal offences while others committed immigration offences in the Southern African country. The deportees comprising males and females arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport at night on Monday with a…

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Medview aborted flight over faulty cooling system

Medview aborted flight over faulty cooling system

A day after Air Peace B37 aircraft aborted flight as a result of two burtst tyres as it prepared for take-off, Medview Airlines  airplane carrying about 90 passengers  today aborted its Lagos –Abuja – Yola flight following the collapse of the cooling system of the aircraft while taxing to take off. It was learnt that the flight which was taxing to take off at about 9.30 am when the cooling system suddenly packed up ,…

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Emirates to Unveil Enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge at ITB Berlin

Emirates to Unveil Enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge at ITB Berlin

Emirates, Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline 2016, said it would unveil series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet. The multi-million dollar cabin interiors upgrade programme includes an enhanced Onboard Lounge for its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft. President, Emirates Airline Sir Tim Clark said: “The A380 Onboard Lounge is hugely popular with our customers, and has become an iconic feature of Emirates’ A380 offering.  Particularly on long-haul…

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Airbus Appoints Jean-Brice Dumont as Head of Engineering for Commercial Aircraft

Airbus Appoints Jean-Brice Dumont as Head of Engineering for Commercial Aircraft

   *To succeed Charles Champion, who retires end 2017 Jean-Brice Dumont, 45, currently Head of Engineering at Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Engineering at Airbus Commercial Aircraft, following the decision by Charles Champion, 61, to retire by the end of this year. Dumont will join Airbus on 1 September, 2017 and take over from Champion in December 2017 following a transition phase. He will become a member of the Airbus Commercial Aircraft Management Committee….

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When pilots fly illegally…

When pilots fly illegally…

Some pilots are daring. The risks they take are unimaginable as WOLE SHADARE appraise the role of CAA’s to track down erring airlines and crew Not many would have thought it was possible that pilots and crew fly aeroplanes without valid licences. A pilot, especially a commercial airline pilot, must at all times hold a valid licence to be able to qualify as a pilot. A commercial pilot license (CPL) is a qualification that permits…

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Air Force facilitates return of trafficked 41 Nigerian girls from Bamako

Air Force facilitates return of trafficked 41 Nigerian girls from Bamako

*Six traffickers handed to security officials Forty one Nigerian girls who were victims of human trafficking to Europe were today deported to the country . They arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos aboard a Hercules C-130 military transport aircraft with registration number Nigerian Air Force 913. The aircraft landed at the Nigerian Air Force Hangar wing of the Lagos Airport about 7. 50 pm . The deportation of the girls, was a fall…

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Air Peace loses three tyres, aborts flight

Air Peace loses three tyres, aborts flight

*We only had deflated tyre-Airline      An Air Peace B737 aircraft this morning aborted flight after the aircraft with flight number 4P7198 suffered burst tyres as the aircraft prepared for take-off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.   The aircraft was departing for Abuja at 10.40 am when the incident happened. Passengers who were on-board said the aircraft was on top speed preparatory for take-off when the incident occurred. They disclosed that the captain of the…

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High charges: Importers eye Accra, others

High charges: Importers eye Accra, others

Decry policy on multiple designations High charges by different Federal Government agencies have compelled importers to move their cargoes through Accra, thus affecting revenues that should accrue to Nigeria. Managing Director, Merchant Express, operator of Cargo Airlines Limited, Captain Shina Akinfenwa, disclosed this to Woleshadare.net in Lagos. He stated that due to the exorbitant charges by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and other…

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