BA to spend £400m on ‘Club World’, to return iconic B747 on Lagos route

BA to spend £400m on ‘Club World’, to return iconic B747 on Lagos route

With effect from September 1, 2017, mega carrier, British Airways said it would re-introduce the iconic B747 on its lucrative Lagos route.   The airplane type is fondly referred within BA as the ‘Super High J aircraft’, the Lagos Boeing 747 will boast of 14 Seats in First class, 86 in Business class, 30 in world Traveller Plus and 145 in World Traveller.    This is coming as the carrier plans to spend £400 million on…

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IATA, airline partner to improve baggage efficiency

IATA, airline partner to improve baggage efficiency

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A) have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annually, more than four billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43 percent do not arrive with their owners. The industry is determined to do even better and has agreed to Resolution 753 (R753).  By June 2018,…

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Lagos, Abuja airports assessment will help African nations in aerodrome certification-ICAO President

Lagos, Abuja airports assessment will help African nations in aerodrome certification-ICAO President

President, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu was in Nigeria. He explains the future of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) in Africa and other issue after inspection of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport terminal and the runway. Excerpts How do you see the future of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) in Africa? I think the phenomenon of RPAS, the expansion is taking place all over the world and I am sure in Africa, it will…

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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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At last, Medview begins airlift of stranded London, Lagos passengers

At last, Medview begins airlift of stranded London, Lagos passengers

Blames accident at Gatwick airport, CAA for situation    Stranded Medview passengers eventually heaved a sigh of relief as the carrier today commenced airlift of stranded passengers both in Lagos and London days after they were left stranded.     This is coming as the airline attributed flights the disruption by the accident at Gatwick airport, which it said, “affected other airlines”, and also the inability of the civil aviation authority to grant the necessary permits…

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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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Air Côte d’Ivoire acquires A320 at colourful ceremony in Toulouse

Air Côte d’Ivoire acquires A320 at colourful ceremony in Toulouse

  Air Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast’s flagship airline based in Abidjan, received its new A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse yesterday. The ceremony was jointly presided over by Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Programmes and General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Chairman of Air Côte d’Ivoire’s Board of Directors.   Air Côte d’Ivoire had already chosen the A320 family because of its exceptionally comfortable cabin, low operating costs…

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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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NCAA, union in fresh face-off over promotion

NCAA, union in fresh face-off over promotion

Except a truce is reached before tomorrow, workers’ union in the aviation industry under the aegis of National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) are prepared for a show-down with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over promotion of workers in the agency.   Consequently, the union has concluded plans to ground the agency until their demands are met. A top official of the union, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed to Woleshadare.net the resolve of the…

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