Power outage disrupts activities at Lagos airport

Power outage disrupts activities at Lagos airport

FAAN apologises   Wole Shadare For about an hour, activities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos came to a halt over power outage at the premier airport. Engineers battled to restore power to the terminal but eventually succeeded as travellers struggled to conduct their activities under darkness. Meanwhile, spokeswoman for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu in a statement made available to Woleshadare.net said a minor power interruption at the public concourse…

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ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BUREAU, (AIB)

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BUREAU, (AIB)

Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer, Accident Investigation Bureau, (AIB), Capt. Akin Olateru,(middle), flanked by Director,Engineering, Engr. Mohammed Wali, (left) and Head, Public Affairs, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi at a press briefing release of aircraft serious inccident and accident report at Air Safety House, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on 30/08/2017

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AIB reports indict Air Peace, Police crew for accidents, incidents

AIB reports indict Air Peace, Police crew for accidents, incidents

Airline engineers inexperienced, Police pilots unlicensed, violated regulations   The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released three accident reports involving Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Bell 427 helicopter with registration 5N-POL at Kabong, Jos South LGA, Plateau State, Nigeria on March 14, 2012.   Others are serious incident to Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Tampico TB9 aircraft with registration 5N-CBC which occurred at Zaria Aerodrome, Kaduna, Nigeria on October 6, 2008; and ground Collision incident involving two aircraft belonging…

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N78 b severance benefits: Ex workers petition Buhari, flay Sirika, Dikwa face-off

N78 b severance benefits: Ex workers petition Buhari, flay Sirika, Dikwa face-off

Crisis stalls new national airline project Worried by alleged face-off between the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika and Chairman, Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA), Dikwa over disbursement of N78b severance benefits, former workers of Nigeria Airways based in Accra, Ghana, Lome, Togo, Yaounde, Cameroon, Benin and Gabon have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over their plight.   The workers, Emetule Fina (Gabon); Eno Mao (Gabon); Ndoke Hannah (Cameroon); Bareng John (Cameroon); Afandomi Raymond (Benin); and…

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AIB ACCIDENT REPORTS

AIB ACCIDENT REPORTS

Publication and Release of Aircraft Serious Incident and Accident Reports   Report on the Accident involving Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Bell 427 helicopter with registration 5N-POL at Kabong, Jos South LGA, Plateau State, Nigeria on the 14th of March, 2012;   Report on the Serious Incident to Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Tampico TB9 aircraft with registration 5N-CBC which occurred at Zaria Aerodrome, Kaduna, Nigeria on the 6th of October, 2008; and   AIB…

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FAAN plans seamless travel for travellers at Sallah

FAAN plans seamless travel for travellers at Sallah

  The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured airport users that Nigerian airports under its management are fully ready to play host to air travellers during this Sallah celebration. Spokeswoman for FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said as part of their preparations to ensure seamless facilitation of passengers during the Sallah celebrations and beyond, the VIP Protocol lounge at the General Aviation Terminal, Lagos, has recently been refurbished to give maximum comfort and value…

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Etihad Airways, Aerolinas Argentinas ink codeshare pact

Etihad Airways, Aerolinas Argentinas ink codeshare pact

  Etihad Airways and Aerolíneas Argentinas have launched a new codeshare partnership.  Under the agreement, Etihad Airways customers are able to enjoy convenient connections via Rome and Madrid to Buenos Aires (EZE) and onwards to nine other popular Argentinian destinations – Córdoba (COR), Mendoza (MDZ), Rosario (ROS), Iguazú (IGR), Salta (SLA), Mar del Plata (MDQ), Bariloche (BRC), Trelew (REL) and Ushuaia (USH).   In turn, Aerolíneas Argentinas guests can have access to Etihad Airways’ network…

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AIB releases Air Peace, two others accident reports

AIB releases Air Peace, two others accident reports

Six months after the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) released four accident reports including the one involving Dana Air, the agency today released another three reports.   They are those involving Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Bell 427 helicopter with registration 5N-POL at Kabong, Jos South LGA, Plateau State, Nigeria on March 14, 2012; serious Incident to Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Tampico TB9 aircraft with registration 5N-CBC which occurred at Zaria Aerodrome, Kaduna, Nigeria on the 6th of…

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Fresh vista for Nigeria’s accident probe body

Fresh vista for Nigeria’s accident probe body

Nigeria’s accident investigation gets a boost as Sao Tome engages it to help unravel plane crash, sign posting the country’s capability in regional aviation. WOLE SHADARE writes Zero tolerance for errors Aviation itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect. Air travel today remains safe, thanks in part to accident investigation. Findings from accident investigators pave the way for important safety improvements…

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BA predicts boom for air travel in Nigeria

BA predicts boom for air travel in Nigeria

●Traffic to hit 17m in 2018 Nigeria would experience a boom in air travel between this year and next, going by marginal improvement in air travel, Country Commercial Manager for British Airways, Mr. Kola Olayinka, has predicted. Olayinka told Woleshadare.net in Lagos, stated that Nigeria would also experience increase in passengers going by the huge travel needs, occasioned by situation, which has led to improvement in the economy. His words: “Let’s be very honest, as a Nigerian…

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