Investigation: Why Nigerian carriers can’t compete

Investigation: Why Nigerian carriers can’t compete

Expert blames mismanagement for failure The fragmented and microscopic nature of Nigeria’s domestic aviation market, are majorly responsible for why the nation’s carriers are not competitive, Woleshadare.nethas learnt. Investigations revealed that the total number of aircraft in the fleet of eight Nigerian airline operators is 78 aircraft according to the records in the custody of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). This is a far cry and pales into insignificance compared to other places in Africa…

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Etihad Aviation Group Makes New Appointment

Etihad Aviation Group Makes New Appointment

    Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) today announced the appointment of Mana Mohamed Saeed Al Mulla as Chief Group Support Services Officer, responsible for a range of support functions, including IT Services, Procurement and Supply Management, and Property and Facilities Management. He will report directly to the Group Chief Executive Officer.   Al Mulla joins Etihad Aviation Group from Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2015. Prior to that, he was Vice President – Corporate Support…

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Lufthansa Nigeria celebrates the Oktoberfest

Lufthansa Nigeria celebrates the Oktoberfest

 If the talk is about beer, then Nigeria is right on top in Africa. With 12.28 liters per year, Nigeria leads the top 10 biggest beer consuming countries in Africa.   So no doubt that the world’s most popular beer festival – the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany – creates also some excitement in Nigeria every year as each year numerous visitors from Nigeria are seen at the Oktoberfest.   Lufthansa German Airlines is in the midst…

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RwandAir to host African airlines’ 49th AGM in Kigali

RwandAir to host African airlines’ 49th AGM in Kigali

RwandAir will play host to the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) scheduled to take place at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda from 12 – 14 November 2017. This important annual event which was last held in Victoria Falls– Zimbabwe in November 2016, is expected to attract over 500 high profile delegates from the aviation industry in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America.  Addressing the media…

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Airport certification, commitment to safety, security, says Sirika

Airport certification, commitment to safety, security, says Sirika

  Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika has applauded the collaborative effort of aviation agencies that resulted in the issuance of an aerodrome certificate to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).    The Minister, while receiving the certificate from the Managing Director of FAAN, Saleh Dunoma, noted that the issuance of this certificate is a testimony to the strong commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria to safety and…

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Our position on airports concessioning, by Bi-Courtney

Our position on airports concessioning, by Bi-Courtney

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), has reacted to the protest march against the Federal Government’s proposed concession of Lagos and Abuja airports by some stakeholders in the aviation industry, during which they carried banners, pointedly accusing the company of preparing to take over the airports in collaboration with the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), without following due process.   A statement by the Head, Corporate Communications…

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Airbus inaugurates A330 Completion, Delivery Centre in China

Airbus inaugurates A330 Completion, Delivery Centre in China

Airbus has inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and strategic partnership with China. At the same time, the first A330 to be delivered from the C&DC was handed over to Tianjin Airlines.   Located at the same site as the Airbus Tianjin A320 Family Final Assembly Line and the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre, the A330 C&DC covers the aircraft completion…

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Delta celebrates 1-millionth passenger on board Lagos-Atlanta service

Delta celebrates 1-millionth passenger on board Lagos-Atlanta service

 Delta Air Lines hit an important milestone as it carried the 1-millionth customer to fly on its nonstop service between Nigeria and the United States.   The passenger, Ms Gbemisola Abudu, was met by Bobby Bryan, Delta’s Commercial Director for East and West Africa, as she checked in for her flight from Lagos to Atlanta and was presented with a special celebratory gift to mark the occasion.   “Delta has a lot to celebrate in…

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Unions protest airports concession

Unions protest airports concession

Allege N600 million budget for roadshow overseas Aviation workers today took to the streets to protest the planned concession of the Lagos and Abuja airports that has been sanctioned by the Federal Government. While some unions like the Air Transport Senior Staff Services of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Union of Air Transport Employees(NUATE), rejected the concession, Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) another workers’ union backed the move as they clashed at the airport.  The protest…

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ICAO builds capacity, to train NTSB, AIB, others on crash probe

ICAO builds capacity, to train NTSB, AIB, others on crash probe

  Capacity building in the aviation industry has received a boost as Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) partners the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States of America for a one-week training in accident/incident investigation, for the benefit of the entire West African sub region.   The workshop to be facilitated by the two international organizations, seeks to deepen the knowledge, and sharpen the skills of the participants…

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