Arik, Aero too big to fail, lawmakers tell govt.

Arik, Aero too big to fail, lawmakers tell govt.

Laud AMCON’s intervention in carriers  We have capacity to handle all aircraft in Nigeria-Ado Sanusi The Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency, Sir Jones Chukwudi Onyereri has pleaded with the Federal Government to ensure that troubled Nigerian carriers, Arik Air and Aero Contractors are revived. Onyereri made the disclosure when his committee visited the airlines’ facilities in Lagos to ascertain the level of support they have received from the Assets Management Corporation…

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Babalakin wins Most Outstanding Aviation Terminal Operator Award

Babalakin wins Most Outstanding Aviation Terminal Operator Award

Chairman of The Resort Group, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has won the Most Outstanding Terminal Operator of the Year 2017 Award with his Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), a member of the group and operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two, popularly known as MMA2. Organised by Independent Newspapers Limited, the award was presented to Babalakin, through his representative and Head, Corporate Communications, BASL, Chief Steve Omolale, by former Ogun State governor, Chief Olusegun…

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Panic as Dana plane overshoots P/H airport runway

Panic as Dana plane overshoots P/H airport runway

  Passengers escape through bush  A Dana aircraft numbered 9J0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport has overshot the Port Harcourt runway. The incident was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt. The aircraft was still in the bush as at press time from where passengers are being evacuated. Spokeswoman for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Henrietta Yakubu…

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Airbus delivers first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways

Airbus delivers first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways

Carrier shapes future of air travel with leading A350 XWB wide-body    Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 wide-body airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business class. Qatar Airways is the world’s largest A350…

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Dana Air host tour operators, travel agents, media on Fam trip to Ibom hotels

Dana Air host tour operators, travel agents, media on Fam trip to Ibom hotels

As part of efforts towards developing tourism in Akwa Ibom state, Dana Air has announced that it will fly Travel agents, tour operators and media to the state on a 2-day familiarization trip in partnership with Ibom Hotels & Golf Resort on 23rd of February, 2018. The Communications Manager of Dana Air, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa who disclosed this to the media said, ‘we are supporting this fam trip as result of our firm commitment towards…

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Costs of national carrier, others to hit N152bn

Costs of national carrier, others to hit N152bn

   It’ll lead to capital flight –Ex-Airways’ MD   The engagement of six foreign-based companies for the establishment of national airline, airports concession and aerotropolis, Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) and cargo terminal could cost government over N152 billion, a former Managing Director of liquidated Nigeria Airways, Capt. Mohammed Joji, has said. The six advisers are Lufthansa (now replaced by AMG), Avia Solution GE, Arrow for concessioning of airport and Aerotropolis, Infrata for maintenance repairs overhaul…

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How technology will transform passengers’ journey in 2018, by Al Bakri

How technology will transform passengers’ journey in 2018, by Al Bakri

Muhammad Al Bakri is International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President, Africa & the Middle East. In this interview, he speaks about the role of technology in facilitating seamless air travel and significant role it is going to play in 2018. Excerpts The pace of technological change is accelerating. Over the last few years the travel experience has become more efficient thanks to new technologies such as mobile internet, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big-data, internet…

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Threat amid runway risks

Threat amid runway risks

  With every tragic high profile crash, the general public’s feeling about airline safety takes a punch. WOLE SHADARE writes   Safety issue The recent incursion of Akure airport runway by cows that prevented Air Peace aircraft to delay landing for about 20 minutes has again brought to the fore the need to improve aviation safety through ensuring that airport runways are clear of obstruction. A runway incursion is an incident where an unauthorized aircraft, vehicle or…

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Connectivity  pivotal to West Africa’s economic development-Air Peace chairman

Connectivity  pivotal to West Africa’s economic development-Air Peace chairman

The Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema,  says seamless air connectivity is pivotal to the socio-economic development of countries within the Economic Community For West African States (ECOWAS) sub-region. Onyema made the assertion on Monday during the airline’s inaugural flight operations to Freetown , Sierra Leone ; Banjul, The  Gambia; and Dakar in Senegal. He noted that the airline was committed to unlocking the economies of Africa, offer air travelers on business and leisure…

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FAAN seeks synergy to tackle airport security breaches

FAAN seeks synergy to tackle airport security breaches

Director of Aviation security, Federal Airports Authority of a Nigeria (FAAN), Group Captain Usman Abubakar Sadiq (Rtd) has called for synergy among security agencies across airports in the country to stop the incidences of security breach at airports. He noted that information sharing was key to collectively tackle any security issues that might arise, adding that no security agency can work in isolation or handle security matters alone and achieve success. Sadiq who stated this…

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