Turkish Airlines Announces New Agreement With TSA Pre✓®

Turkish Airlines Announces New Agreement With TSA Pre✓®

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s Best Airline for the sixth years in a row*, and flying to more countries than any other airline, has added another feature to its fantastic global offerings through its new agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Members of a Department of Homeland Security trusted traveler program may now experience TSA Pre✓® expedited screening at airport security checkpoints in the United States.   Light jackets, shoes, and belts may remain on. In TSA…

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First Air Mauritius A350 XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line

First Air Mauritius A350 XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line

Aircraft giant, Airbus Company said assembly of the first A350 XWB for Air Mauritius is advancing well at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.   The wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone have been completed. The aircraft is in the next assembly station for structural completion such as the installation of winglets, ground testing of mechanical, electrical and avionics systems. Next steps will include in particular cabin completion, engine…

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Dana Air Promotes Entrepreneurship with A.Y.E Reality TV Show

Dana Air Promotes Entrepreneurship with A.Y.E Reality TV Show

Dana Air has restated its commitment to youth development and entrepreneurship in Nigeria, with its recent partnership with Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E) Reality TV Show. The Communications Manager of Dana Air, Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa, while signing the partnership agreement with Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs said, ‘we are partnering with Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria (AYEEN), to identify budding entrepreneurs with exceptional ideas and help showcase their potential to the world.’ ‘As a responsible corporate organization, we…

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Delta Air lends support, partners organisations in Africa

Delta Air lends support, partners organisations in Africa

  Backs company of the year programmes in Nigeria, Senegal     Delta Air Lines has expanded its global support of Junior Achievement (JA) by partnering with the organization in Africa. The airline will sponsor JA Africa’s Innovation Camps and Company of the Year (COY) programmes in Lagos, Nigeria, and Dakar, Senegal, over the next 12 months.   “We have seen the benefits young people gain from Junior Achievement initiatives and extending Delta’s association to…

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Breaking: NCAA to meet EC this week over Medview Airline ban

Breaking: NCAA to meet EC this week over Medview Airline ban

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said it is set to hold high level talks with the European Union Air Safety Committee (ASC) of the European Commission (EC) this week to resolve all discrepancies that will lead to lifting of the ban on Medview Airlines. A statement from NCAA spokesman, Sam Adurogboye said this is part of a series of engagements with the European Commission (EC) in the aftermath of a failed application by…

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Medview ban: Slap on NCAA

Medview ban: Slap on NCAA

Last week’s flight restriction on Medview by the European Commission has raised posers on the regulatory oversight of NCAA. WOLE SHADARE writes   The sudden ban of Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Medview, to Europe by the European Commission over alleged safety infractions is a slap on the regulatory oversight of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).   Over the years, NCAA had done excellently well in its regulatory oversight and earned so much respect and…

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Med-View B-767 aircraft returns from C Check

Med-View B-767 aircraft returns from C Check

. Aircraft deployed to Umrah – lesser Hajj operations   Med-View Airline B767 aircraft has returned from a comprehensive maintenance at FAA, NCAA and EASA approved MRO facilities. The aircraft with registration No. 5N-BQN, which was withdrawn from service to undergo scheduled maintenance (C-Check) flew into Lagos airport last night.   With a capacity of 221 (191 economy and 30 Business class) passengers, the aircraft has now been positioned for the airlift of pilgrims for…

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Nigeria, SA may row over deportation tax

Nigeria, SA may row over deportation tax

 Ethiopian Airways holds talks with NCAA     Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa are holding diplomatic talks through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on how to handle passenger complaints especially on deportation of Nigerian nationals which is assuming alarming dimension, according to Ethiopian Airways.   The airline in a statement this needed to be done in the spirit of African brotherhood.   This is the fall out of NCAA stoppage of deportation tax and…

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Counter terrorism: UN trains FAAN AVSEC Officers

Counter terrorism: UN trains FAAN AVSEC Officers

In a bid to reposition Nigeria’s airport security apparatus and help the country’s capacity building initiative, the United Nations has trained aviation security (AVSEC) of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).   Meanwhile, the Managing Director, FAAN, Saleh Dunoma has said that human capacity development is the surest way to meet the highest standards of professionalism and best industry practices, as well as continuous training and retraining of its members of staff, in line…

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Airbus Corporate Jets launches ACJ330neo

Airbus Corporate Jets launches ACJ330neo

Offers proven capability and nonstop to the world range  Airbus Corporate Jets has launched a private jet version of its new A330neo which combines new-generation engines and aerodynamic and other improvements to deliver even more comfort, efficiency and true “nonstop to the world” range.   Called the ACJ330neo, it will fly 25 passengers 9,400 nm/17,400 km or 20 hours, enough to fly nonstop from Europe to Australia.   “For customers, such as countries needing to fly…

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