TRAVAIL OF AIRPORT CERTIFICATION AND OPERATORS INSURANCE

TRAVAIL OF AIRPORT CERTIFICATION AND OPERATORS INSURANCE

  By John Ojikutu   The process of the Certification of the Nigerian Airports is coming several years after many ICAO and USA FAA Safety and Security Audits of 2006 to 2016 and the classification and reclassification of the NCAA Regulations and oversight functions as Category 1 in 2010, 2016 and lately now 2017. Airport Certification is a requirement and compliant to the NCAR Part 12.6.4. It carries obligations on the operator to continuously maintain…

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Nigeria’s a resilient market for air transport business, says BA chief

Nigeria’s a resilient market for air transport business, says BA chief

Kola Olayinka is British Airways’ Regional Commercial Manager (West Africa). In this interview with WOLE SHADARE, he talks about how the carrier survived the high operating environment occasioned by the recession that affected businesses. He, however, still sees hope for the airline industry in Nigeria and explains why BA is bringing back its iconic B747 on the Lagos -London route. Excerpts   Have all the airlines, including BA, received all their trapped funds? I think…

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NIGERIAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY, (NCAA) RETAIN CATEGORY 1 CERTIFICATE.

NIGERIAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY, (NCAA) RETAIN CATEGORY 1 CERTIFICATE.

Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Shaibu Usman, (middle) flanked by Director, Finance & Accounts, Hajia Bilkisu A. Sani, (left) and Head, Public Relations, Mr. Sam Adurogboye at a press conference on outcome of Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA) audit as NCAA retain Category 1 held at Aviation House, Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos at the weekend Friday 25/08/2017

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Dana Air Emerges Nigerian Airline of the Year

Dana Air Emerges Nigerian Airline of the Year

Partners Zowasel.com   For its innovative online products, World-class in-flight service and immense contribution to the Nigerian economy, Dana Air has been named the Nigerian Airline of the Year 2017, at the just concluded World Stage Economic Summit (WES 2017) held at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) House, Lagos.   Speaking at the World Stage Economic Summit Awards themed: ‘Transforming Business and Economy Through Innovation,’’ the President / CEO of World Stage Group, Segun Adeleye,…

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Airbus Helicopters, IAR extend 15 year strategic partnership

Airbus Helicopters, IAR extend 15 year strategic partnership

 Airbus Helicopters and IAR, Romania’s leading aerospace company, have decided to extend their exclusive cooperation on the H215M multirole helicopter.  Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet.  Initially signed for 5 years, the agreement has been extended to 15 years, further underlining the commitment of Airbus Helicopters and IAR to jointly contribute to the…

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Nigeria’s AIB invited to investigate Sao Tome crash

Nigeria’s AIB invited to investigate Sao Tome crash

        In its regional capacity to investigate plane crashes occasioned by revival of Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), A team of accident investigators from Nigeria’s (AIB) has left Lagos for São Tomé to commence investigation into the crash of a An – 74 aircraft, which occurred last week on the West African island.   The invitation to Sao Tome came from São Tomé and Principe through the Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency…

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More redeployment as FG appoints spokesman for NAMA

More redeployment as FG appoints spokesman for NAMA

Aside the restructuring that swept away Director of Administration, Ibrahim Saleh and Director of Human Resources, Uwem Akangson in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the exercise saw to the appointment of Mr. Khalid Udoh Emele as new General Manager, Public Affairs of the agency. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika also approved the appointment, promotion and redeployment of top management staff of the agency with immediate effect. According to a circular issued…

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Tax of burden for premium class travellers

Tax of burden for premium class travellers

The new policy by the Federal Government to tax First/Business Class passengers could do a calculable damage to air travel in Nigeria. WOLE SHADARE writes   Govt’s pronouncement The Federal Government’s decision to levy Business and First Class travellers, otherwise known as luxury tax did not sit down well with travellers. These are coming at a time this class of travellers are complaining that air fares are inexplicably expensive.Whether it seems timely or a little…

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FG sacks two directors, redeploys others, appoint Bashir, Umoh as Directors

FG sacks two directors, redeploys others, appoint Bashir, Umoh as Directors

GMs, DGMs know fate tomorrow The Federal Government yesterday sacked two Directors in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). The two were former Director of Administration Ibrahim Saleh and Human Resources Director, Uwem Akangson.   Woleshadare.net had exclusively reported yesterday that the two persons were slated for sack and would receive their letters of disengagement from the agency yesterday. Alhaja. Maria Ibrahim Bashir, a lawyer replaces Saleh as Director, Human Resources Management and Administration. She was a…

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Our airworthiness status not downgraded, says First Nation Airways

Our airworthiness status not downgraded, says First Nation Airways

First Nation Airways has clarified position in the media relating to status of its current operation. The Director General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman had today disclosed that the carrier had been downgraded to charter operation from scheduled operations. The carrier in a statement late today, said it has become necessary to issue the following clarification to correct misconception in some section of the media relating to the status of ‘our…

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