NAHCO’s CEO, Idris Yakubu, Promises Positive Change

NAHCO’s CEO, Idris Yakubu, Promises Positive Change

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance), Mr. Idris Yakubu, has promised to lead the attitudinal change and a fresh drive for excellence that the Company requires to move it to the next level. Speaking when he held his maiden meeting with staff at the Head Office of the Company, Yakubu said the Company requires a new and stronger service culture, and he was prepared to lead that change. He…

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Why Africa lags behind in aviation, by ADB President

Why Africa lags behind in aviation, by ADB President

High risk tag scares lenders, leasing firms President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has taken a swipe at most African airlines, saying the operation of very old airplanes and lack of good business model have done incalculable damage to them, leading to extinction of many of the carriers. He disclosed this to Woleshadare.net at the recently-concluded International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) World Aviation Forum in Abuja. Adesina noted that Africa needs $150 billion…

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Negligence, human error cause four air mishaps-Report

Negligence, human error cause four air mishaps-Report

AIB expands scope to probe rail, road crashes The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said the June 5, 2015 Aero Contractor serious incident involving a B737-500 with registration number 5N-BLE which occurred at flight level 330 feet was as a result of negligence and pilot’s error occasioned by the inadvertent failure to discover that the pressure regulating and shutoff valve was in the locked closed position after the engine change.  The crew also failed to recognise that the number two…

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Aviation job potential in Africa is Sky High, says IATA’s  de Juniac

Aviation job potential in Africa is Sky High, says IATA’s  de Juniac

Aviation is a key part of the economic lifeblood of Africa. It supports 6.9 million jobs and $80 billion in GDP. It carries people and goods across and outside the continent, and brings in economic investment, tourism, trade and aid. Aviation in Africa is promising. Over the next two decades African aviation is forecast to grow at 5.4 percent a year—nearly tripling in size. The continent’s top ten fastest growing markets are growing at an…

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New A330-800 starts final assembly

New A330-800 starts final assembly

 Final assembly of the newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has started and is on track for the first flight planned in mid-2018.  The A330-800 complements the A330-900, the largest member of the A330neo Family. With its 242-tonne Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) as base variant, the A330-800 can operate routes of up to 7,500nm and with the recently launched 251-tonne MTOW variant the aircraft can operate ultra-long-range routes of up to 8,150nm. Together,…

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Ethiopian Second B787-9 Made Debut Flight to Beijing

Ethiopian Second B787-9 Made Debut Flight to Beijing

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that its second B-787-9 aircraft named after the Chinese capital city Beijing, has made its maiden commercial flight to Beijing. Ethiopian Boeing 787-9 at Beijing Capital International Airport On-board the new Ethiopian game changing fleet, passengers have enjoyed its unique features such biggest windows in the sky, high ceiling, less noise, distinctive lighting, and higher air humidity at…

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens team up for electric future

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens team up for electric future

 Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.  The three companies together announced the ground-breaking collaboration, bringing together some of the world’s foremost experts in electrical and propulsion technologies, at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London.  The E-Fan X hybrid-electric technology demonstrator is anticipated to fly in 2020 following a comprehensive ground test campaign,…

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How to create more jobs in aviation, by NCAT boss

How to create more jobs in aviation, by NCAT boss

The development of general aviation by Nigeria would create jobs for some of the over 300 unemployed pilots, Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Captain Abdulsalami Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, who spoke in Abuja, urged young Nigerian pilots to exercise patience with their ambition of flying big and flamboyant jets. He urged young unemployed pilots to start from light airplanes until they acquire experience and encouraged them to start with general aviation as it…

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Air Peace boss makes NESH list of 100 impactful entrepreneurs

Air Peace boss makes NESH list of 100 impactful entrepreneurs

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has been listed among 100 “most remarkable and impactful entrepreneurs in Nigeria” in 2016/2017. The list compiled by the Nigeria & Entrepreneurship Summit Honors (NESH) comprised the names of 100 Nigerians positively impacting the country’s economy in their different spheres of operation. Onyema was, however, the only entrepreneur honoured in the aviation sector, where he has made huge investments providing thousands of direct and indirect jobs…

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Africa flies on wobbling aviation wingsk

Africa flies on wobbling aviation wingsk

The world’s aviation summit in Abuja has come and gone. WOLE SHADARE appraises the challenges of the continent’s air transport system and possible solutions Inexistent transit Until recently, it was not uncommon for passengers flying between two African cities to transit through Europe. It was cheaper and faster, for instance, for passengers travelling to Ethiopia from Côte d’Ivoire to fly first to Paris with Air France and then catch a connecting flight to Addis Ababa….

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