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5 Mar 2015
CAVERTON Helicopters Limited – a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group PLC (COSG) has announced that it has signed a Helicopter Charter Service Agreement with Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC). This service provision will cover offshore platforms operated by Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) as well as all flight requests from other NNPC subsidiaries on…
5 Mar 2015
ALL owners of foreign registered privately operated aircraft in the country who have failed to regularise their documentation in conformity with their operational status will face severe sanctions from the regulatory Authority,  Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA), which is to commence the regime of stipulated sanctions on the erring operators, said  Capt. Muhtar Usman, the…
5 Mar 2015
AFRICAN airlines have been reported to grow in cargo volumes by 5.2 per cent. While major economies such as Nigeria and South Africa are under-performing, regional trade activity is said to be holding up, which showed capacity to rise by 2.4 per cent, strengthening the load factor.          According to the International…
5 Mar 2015
West and Central Africa largest carrier, Arik Air, has called on the Federal Government to deploy more armed policemen at the nation’s airports to tighten security in view of the growing terror threats around the world particularly nigeria.  The airline made this known last weekend when the new Commissioner of Police, Airport Command, Dorothy Gimba…
5 Mar 2015
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) had called off its proposed strike, as the group has reached an agreement with the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) over alleged poor welfare package.    NATCA had issued a statement last week signed by Messrs Victor Egaru and Olawode Banji, President and General Secretary respectively, on its…
5 Mar 2015
CITA Aviation Fueling Company has launched its ultra modern Aviation Fuel Storage and Handling Depot at Murtala Mohammed International Airport. According to the company, the project, which cost about N500m was built with latest edition of filtering technology and has the capacity of about 1.8 million litres with 1.5 million litres dedicated to jet fuel…
5 Mar 2015
AVIATION Ministry’s followership on the social media has gained tremendous increase, since the launch of the Passengers Service Portal on December 8, 2014 by the Minister, Osita Chidoka.  A significant record was set within a month as Twitterfollowers increased, from 29 to 28,439 while the number of Facebook followers moved from 683 to 72,108. This…
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26 Feb 2015
Insists to ground private jets used for commercial purposes Says July 1 sacrosanct for compulsory employment of Nigerian pilots  AVIATION Minister, Chief Osita Benjamin Chidoka on Tuesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, restated the federal government’s resolve to repackage, rebrand and redirect the aviation industry to begin to make meaningful contribution to the national Gross…
26 Feb 2015
OVER 6000 Nigeria Airways pensioners have vowed not to vote in the forthcoming general election in the country over what they called government insensitivity and neglect since the airline was liquidated in 2002 by the Olusegun Obasanjo’s government. Rising from a meeting in Lagos, the pensioners in their thousands regretted that all attempts to get their…
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26 Feb 2015
Inaugurates committee on SERVICOM FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that the agency was not indebted to the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) for power supplied to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.   The General Manager Corporate Communications of FAAN, Yakubu Dati disclosed this recently that the airport authority has continued to…
26 Feb 2015
THE Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, (NAMA) has improved its capacity with the rating of 40 Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA).     The Air Traffic Controllers who cut across different cadres got their ratings after successfully passing the oral, practical and written examinations conducted in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt…
26 Feb 2015
OFFICIALS of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have aborted a plot by a Nigerian based in Johannesburg to smuggle 36.850kg of narcotic drugs to South Africa.     The shipment was intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja during the outward screening of an Ethiopian Airline flight.     The suspected substances hidden…

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