Union suspends proposed shut-down of NCAA

Union suspends proposed shut-down of NCAA

The Ministry of Transportation has waded into the dispute between the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) over promotion of workers in the agency.   The workers’ union and her partners had placed an ultimatum on the NCAA which upon its expiration would entail total shutdown of the NCAA in its five regional offices   But a few hours before the exercise was to be carried out, the…

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Lagos, Abuja airports, others may scale certification test

Lagos, Abuja airports, others may scale certification test

 All seems to be ready as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (NCAA) said it is ready for the certification of major airports in the nation by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).   None of Nigeria’s airports is certified over 50 years of aviation in the country which both the Federal Airports Authority of Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the NCAA are concerned about and has thus been closing the gaps that could make…

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How new 5% new allocation will save AIB from collapse-Olateru

How new 5% new allocation will save AIB from collapse-Olateru

30 accident reports pending Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Akin Olateru said all the agency relies on to survive and to meet its enormous challenges of accident investigation is allocation of three per cent from the Ticket Sales Charge (TSC) and now five per cent of the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) recently approved by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika. This has caused furore by a segment of the aviation sector questioning the…

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Again Medview fails to airlift stranded passengers

Again Medview fails to airlift stranded passengers

Medview Airlines has again failed to airlift stranded passengers from Lagos and London for the second day running, further compounding their woes. Most of the stranded passengers expressed disappointment with the turn of event, lamenting the psychological torture they had been subjected since last week. The Lagos-London flight was rescheduled to depart the country at 1.30pm today, but failed to do so like the previous day, Sunday. The flight VL 0209, was however rescheduled to depart the country…

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Lufthansa airlifted 60 million passengers in first half 2017

Lufthansa airlifted 60 million passengers in first half 2017

  Records 12 million passengers in June     The airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed on board around 12 million passengers in June 2017.   This shows an increase of 18 per cent compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometers were up 12.3 per cent over the previous year; at the same time, sales increased by 15.9 per cent.    The seat load factor improved accordingly, rising 2.6 percentage points to 82.8 per…

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Passenger on Emirates slumps, dies on arrival at Lagos airport

Passenger on Emirates slumps, dies on arrival at Lagos airport

 A passenger on Emirates Airlines today slumped and died at the Lagos airport. The deceased, Dada Isaac Olusola with passport number A04501199 was said to have slumped on arrival at the checkpoint screening point where he was quickly attended to and given medication by Airport Clinical Personnel.   The passenger was accompanied by his wife and members of the Lions Club. His remains was taken away by his wife to the Morgue at 18:00hrs.  …

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Omni-Blu boosts home grown talents, invests N10m on flight dispatchers

Omni-Blu boosts home grown talents, invests N10m on flight dispatchers

To boost human capital development in the nation’s aviation industry,  Omniblu Aviation Limited has Omni-Blu Aviation Limited has spent N10 million in training of five flight dispatchers whom the firm has engaged.   This according to a statement, follows the dispatchers’ successful outing at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) flight dispatch examinations, having already gone through the basic and advanced Flight Dispatch courses with Landover and Aeroconsult training schools. The five dispatchers are Mr….

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US lifts electronics ban from Abu Dhabi

US lifts electronics ban from Abu Dhabi

  Following the successful validation of security measures at the US Preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi airport over the weekend, the US Department of Homeland Security has lifted the electronic devices ban on flights between Abu Dhabi and the United States.   According to a source from Etihad, “effective immediately, the removal of the restrictions allows passengers flying to the US to carry all laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices onto the aircraft, subject to…

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NAMA conducts OJT for graduating AIS cadets

NAMA conducts OJT for graduating AIS cadets

In line with International Civil Aviation Standard and Recommended Practices (ICAO SARPS), the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has rounded off a four-week on-the-job Training (OJT) for 48 Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Cadets of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria.     The OJT exercise which took place at designated airports in Lagos and Kano centres is part of the critical requirements for the cadets to attain certification by NCAT as full AIS Officers. …

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Controllers seek quick fixes for abandoned taxiway, old radar facilities, others

Controllers seek quick fixes for abandoned taxiway, old radar facilities, others

  Chides airline operators over unremitted charges      Air traffic controllers under the aegis of Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) have called on the Federal Government to urgently fix the Lagos airports central taxiway which they said has been abandoned for more than a decade.   A taxiway is a path for aircraft at an airport connecting runways with aprons, hangars, terminals and other facilities. They mostly have a hard surface such as asphalt or…

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