SAA Fetes Orphanage at Children’s Day Celebration

SAA Fetes Orphanage at Children’s Day Celebration

South African Airways put smile on the faces of the children of Arrows of God Orphanage home in Lagos to celebrate Children’s Day celebration. The South African national carrier as part of its corporate social responsibility provided food items including rice, soft drinks and special gift packs to over 70 children of the orphanage. According to South African Airways National Sales Manager in Nigeria, Kemi Leke-Bamtefa,  the airline is glad to bring joy and happiness…

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ASSESSING AVIATION SECTOR IN LAST TWO YEARS OF BUHARI ADMINISTRATION

ASSESSING AVIATION SECTOR IN LAST TWO YEARS OF BUHARI ADMINISTRATION

It’s pass mark for aviation Despite initial challenges that dogged the country’s aviation industry, there is a general consensus among stakeholders that the country’s aviation has done well in the last two years, writes WOLE SHADARE   Many Nigerians would be ready to roll up their sleeves for a heated debate or even a fight as to whether the advent of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2015, meant doing things a different…

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NAMA halts dependency on public power supply

NAMA halts dependency on public power supply

In a bid to reduce dependence on electricity from the national grid to sustain its very expensive navigational grid, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is at the verge of deploring solar panel and batteries to boost its equipment, Woleshadare.net has learnt. The equipment, which is valued at several millions of naira, would be deployed to eight locations in Lagos, Calabar, Enugu, Sokoto and four others. General Manager, Electro Mechanic, Adebisi Anjorin, an engineer, conducted…

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Ethiopian Airline mulls pull-out of Arik’s revival

Ethiopian Airline mulls pull-out of Arik’s revival

says FG unserious over deal Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airline, Tewolde Gebremariam, has stated that his airline may pull out of the deal to revive Nigerian troubled airline, Arik Air. He said that lack of cooperation by Nigerian government was putting the deal in jeopardy. Speaking to Woleshadare.net in Accra, Ghana, at the BBC Africa Debate on ills affecting the African aviation sector, Gebremariam advised government to begin the process of starting another airline…

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Nigeria, Ghana, others plot new national airlines

Nigeria, Ghana, others plot new national airlines

Embrace PPP model Ethiopian CEO seek 3% rise in traffic for Africa   Nigeria and some African nations are bracing up for the resuscitation or creating new national airlines for their countries, Woleshadare.net has gathered. While the government of Nigeria had set up an advisory committee to fashion out plans for a new national airline, the Ghanaian government has mandated 2019 as deadline for the take off its new national airline. Ghana’s Minister of Aviation,…

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FAAN sets to implement Osinbajo’s executive orders

FAAN sets to implement Osinbajo’s executive orders

  The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Saleh Dunoma, has initiated the implementation of the Executive Order given by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. He made this remarks in a statement to the media yesterday.  The implementation of the executive order takes immediate effect. Dunoma assured the Acting President of full compliance and has immediately put in place machinery to ensure a successful implementation of the Executive Order which he…

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BA liable for £150 million compensation over flight delays, cancellations

BA liable for £150 million compensation over flight delays, cancellations

CEO blamed for IT meltdown Airline ‘progressively’ resolving glitch, Lagos flight resumes Experts have said British Airways could now be liable for £150million compensation, the largest ever payment just as the airline boss Alex Cruz has been blamed for causing the computer meltdown that saw thousands of passengers stranded on Saturday after outsourcing hundreds of IT job to India. Passengers have some rights under EU law to claim compensation for delayed or cancelled flights for services…

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BA cancels Lagos flight as computer glitch cause ‘worldwide’ passenger chaos

BA cancels Lagos flight as computer glitch cause ‘worldwide’ passenger chaos

Lagos flight, BA ‘worldwide’ passengers Flights to Lagos and Abuja from London were today cancelled as passengers were left without flights for hours all over the globe owing to a major computer glitch that wreak havoc for British Airways. It comes as thousands of Britons headed overseas for the long weekend with half-term school holidays next week. Tens of thousands of British Airways passengers experienced long lines and hours-long delays at airports around the world…

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Turkish Airlines Announces New Agreement With TSA Pre✓®

Turkish Airlines Announces New Agreement With TSA Pre✓®

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s Best Airline for the sixth years in a row*, and flying to more countries than any other airline, has added another feature to its fantastic global offerings through its new agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Members of a Department of Homeland Security trusted traveler program may now experience TSA Pre✓® expedited screening at airport security checkpoints in the United States.   Light jackets, shoes, and belts may remain on. In TSA…

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First Air Mauritius A350 XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line

First Air Mauritius A350 XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line

Aircraft giant, Airbus Company said assembly of the first A350 XWB for Air Mauritius is advancing well at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.   The wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone have been completed. The aircraft is in the next assembly station for structural completion such as the installation of winglets, ground testing of mechanical, electrical and avionics systems. Next steps will include in particular cabin completion, engine…

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