Global aero politics: Time for Nigeria to wake up

Global aero politics: Time for Nigeria to wake up

WOLE SHADARE looks at the intricate global aviation politics and concludes that Nigeria also needs to play the game to increase market share for her airlines The disclosure Last week, the Managing Director of Nigeria’s only listed carrier on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), Medview Airlines Plc, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, took people into a serious politicking by global aviation players. This borders on how nations protect their airlines amid stiff competition.The hurdles deliberately set by…

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Despite tragedies, 2016 safest year even in aviation

Despite tragedies, 2016 safest year even in aviation

Taking a cursory look at aviation safety globally,  2017 could prove to be better than last year, WOLE SHADARE writes The statistics Air crashes may be big news these days but preliminary statistics from the Aviation Safety Network (ASN) show that 2016 was the second safest year on record to take a flight. The Netherlands-based ASN, which compiles a global accident database,  looked at crashes worldwide of civil aircraft carrying at least 14 passengers and found there were…

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Air crash response: Is Nigeria ready?

Air crash response: Is Nigeria ready?

WOLE SHADARE writes that training produces a well prepared force that through repetition can increase the speed of an operation and enhance proper execution while reducing injuries Response to accidents Responding to aircraft crash may likely be one of the most challenging, dangerous and physiological impacting experience a firefighter may encounter during his career. The potential for disasters have increased significantly in recent years because currently planes are carrying larger numbers of passengers, often flying…

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Sacks, intrigues may destroy Nigeria’s aviation

Sacks, intrigues may destroy Nigeria’s aviation

Stakeholders flay CEOs, directors’ high turnover     The recent sack and redeployment in the aviation has raised a lot of dust that may unsettle the entire aviation system for a while.   While some are piqued with intrigues that culminated in the redeployment and manoeuvring that led to two Directors in the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the redeployment of over 55 General Managers, Deputy General Managers and redeployment from agency to the…

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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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Benefits of airport certification, by ACI President

Benefits of airport certification, by ACI President

Certification of the Nigeria’s aerodromes would reduce insurance premium for the airline operators, President, Airport Council International (ACI), Saleh Dunoma, has said. He spoke with woleshadare.net in Lagos.  Insurance premium for operators in Nigeria ranks amongst the highest in the world. Aside insurance premium that are most likely to be reduced, the ACI boss said it would give the international aviation community the confidence to operate to the airport. The certification of the airport is based…

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Why establishment of national carrier is desirable, by Ojikutu

Why establishment of national carrier is desirable, by Ojikutu

After the demise of the defunct Nigeria Airways, never has the call by Nigerians for a national carrier been given a serious attention by successive government than the desirous of the present government to establish one within the lifespan of its first term. However, discerning minds among the stakeholders in the industry and others within the general travelling public would prefer that whatever the nomenclature that would be given to the planned carrier, be it…

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Need for sustainable rescue of Nigeria’s aviation

Need for sustainable rescue of Nigeria’s aviation

Nigeria’s aviation sector is plagued by many issues. It is not as if other countries are immuned from aviation sector challenges, but they have a way of working around it. In Nigeria, there are issues crippling the industry, stagnating its growth and that of the economy. Concerning the airlines, experts maintain that the problems of indigenous carriers are that they find it difficult to source for funds, as government introduces policies and regulations that infringe…

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Airport certification: Nigeria as Africa’s guinea pig

Airport certification: Nigeria as Africa’s guinea pig

  Nigeria is coasting home to bagging International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) airport certification. WOLE SHADARE x-rays the huge benefits airlines and service providers could get if the country scales this huge test   Die is cast All is set for the certification of the Lagos, Abuja and two other aerodromes in Nigeria. These aerodromes particularly those in Lagos and Abuja are sure bet to pass the test for the first time since over 60…

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Aviation as catalyst for Nigeria’s growth

Aviation as catalyst for Nigeria’s growth

  x-rays how Nigeria’s aviation sector could rub off on the economy and add significantly to her Gross Domestic Product (GDP) if the right steps are taken The financial turbulence of the past few years threw a spotlight on many key industries and their respective roles in growth or decline of the Nigerian economy. Little notice was taken of one sector that has consistently been creating and supporting jobs while making significant, to say the…

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