Airbus Helicopters rolls out 700th H130

Airbus Helicopters rolls out 700th H130

Airbus Helicopters celebrated a major milestone last week with the roll-out of the 700th H130 light single-engine helicopter, which will be operated by a private customer.   The H130 fleet has so far accumulated more than 1.8M flight hours with 340 operators worldwide. Since entry into service of the first EC130 in 2001, this light single engine helicopter has continued to evolve to better respond to customer’s expectations, with the latest H130 variant being certified in…

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Govt, rakes in N10b from 146 jet owners

Govt, rakes in N10b from 146 jet owners

The Federal Government is reaping over N10 billion from operators of the 146 private jets in Nigeria, Woleshadarenews has learnt.  As at August 2016, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) confirmed that there are 146 corporate jets in the country of which only 46 were registered in Nigeria while 100 have foreign registration. The total amount in taxes, charges, over-flier, landing and parking, according to a jet owner who spoke to this newspaper under condition…

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Emirates Group records 29th consecutive year of $670 million profit

Emirates Group records 29th consecutive year of $670 million profit

  Emirates has reported a profit of US$ 340 million in 2016-2017 fiscal year.   Steady business growth in line with capacity increases, results show business resilience in a competitive climate and turbulent year. Significant investment in the business stands at $ 3.7 billion.    This was disclosed today as the Emirates Group announced its 29th consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion, despite a turbulent year for aviation and travel.   Released today…

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Delta orders 30 additional A321s

Delta orders 30 additional A321s

*Fourth Delta A321ceo order in as many years  Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)-based Delta Air Lines has placed an incremental order for 30 firm A321ceo aircraft.  This order follows three previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member.  The airline took delivery of its first A321 in March of last year. Delta now has ordered a total of 112 A321s, each powered by CFM56 engines from CFM International.   …

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Nigerians, others to benefit from TK/ME codeshare pact

Nigerians, others to benefit from TK/ME codeshare pact

Nigerian passengers and passengers from other countries, who travel on Turkish Airlines (TK) and Middle East Airlines (ME), will be part of the beneficiaries of the codeshare agreement recently signed by the two airlines.   The agreement, which becomes effective as of May 15, cover routes between Turkey and Lebanon, and expands the travel opportunities for the passengers of both airlines.   The signing ceremony took place at MEA Head Quarters in Beirut. Middle East…

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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Special Fare Offer

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Special Fare Offer

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled another exciting fare offer for their esteemed current and potential customers in the Upper class cabin as part of their continuous effort to appreciate patronage and customer loyalty. Fly from Lagos to London in the exciting, comfortable and luxurious Upper class cabin from $2, 800, exclusive of taxes, from June 1 to 30th 2017. Terms and conditions apply. The Virgin Atlantic Upper class cabin offers, both loyal and potential customers, an…

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Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines offer high speed internet on routes

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines offer high speed internet on routes

Unlimited surfing and streaming in the skies over Europe – from now on, this will be the reality on many Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines aircraft.   This means a seamless Internet connectivity from the long haul flights like from Nigeria that have been equipped with this technology for a while now. Internet access will also be available on Eurowings flights in a few weeks’ time.   Up to now, 19 Lufthansa A320 family fleet aircraft,…

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Aviation Industry hardest hit by high Jet A1, maintenance costs-Union

Aviation Industry hardest hit by high Jet A1, maintenance costs-Union

  …Decries Casualization, Anti-Labour Laws, Others The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association Of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) has observed that Nigerian aviation sector is one of the mostly hit by the prevailing national economic recession ravaging our dear country. The National President of ATSSSAN,  Ahmadu Ilitrus, made the observation today during his May Day speech at the Lagos Airport adding that the situation is made worse by the perennial scarcity and high costs of Jet-A1 and…

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Turkish Airlines eager for code-sharing with Nigeria

Turkish Airlines eager for code-sharing with Nigeria

• Strikes deal with Copa Airlines Turkish Airlines said envisages effective code-sharing agreements in Nigeria, given that the country had a functional national carrier with a view facilitating more flexible flight operations between Nigeria and other countries. Country Manager for Turkish Airlines in Nigeria, Mr. Tarkan Ince, has stated this in an interview even as Copa Airlines and Turkish Airlines begin codeshare flights between Europe and Latin America. According to Ince, “We have had many…

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China Southern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWBs

China Southern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWBs

*World newest wide-body boosts Chinese carriers’ expansion      China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s, becoming the latest customer for the aircraft.   China Southern Airlines now operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with more than 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising the A320 Family, the A330 Family and five A380s.   President of China Southern Airlines, Tan Wangeng said: “With its very long…

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