Saudi investor sues Med-View over sale of asset
Saudi Arabian investor, Abdulmohsen Al-Thunnayan, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Lagos, challenging the move by Med-View Airline Plc to sell-off some assets of the distressed carrier.
Onboard physical distancing to spike air fares by 50 per cent
The economic implication of physical distancing onboard and attendant vacant middle seats has been estimated to cost the industry more and therefore not sustainable.
Suspension: Turkish Airline begs FG, pledges to upgrade aircraft
The Turkish Airlines has appealed to the Federal Government to withdraw suspension order slammed on the operations of the airline in Nigeria
Local airline bids for N74.4 billion worth of aircraft
A fresh bid to acquire three Embraer jets will cost local airline the sum of N74.4 billion ($212.6 million), base on the manufacturer’s current price lists.
Flying drones pose fresh risk to aircraft operations
Despite the call for liberalisation of drones in the country, flying unmanned aerial vehicles may pose fresh risks to aircraft and the safety of the airspace. The need for caution further heightened recently as new findings showed that pilots fail to catch sight of the flying gadgets by 70 per cent
NAF deploys aircraft for operation after one year of in-country maintenance
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Lagos yesterday said it was ready to deploy the C-130H Aircraft to the North Eastern and Western parts of the country for operations after one and half years of in-depth maintenance. The NAF917 workhouse was also inaugurated. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this during…
Abandoned aircraft overstretch Lagos airport facility
One-too-many abandoned aircraft on the aprons of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, has overstretched the facility, making it almost difficult for active aeroplanes to operate. Some of the aircraft, already over five years on the apron, occupy spaces at both cargo and passenger terminals – limiting operating spaces for wide-body foreign carriers. Regional General…
Identifying Ethiopia crash victims may take six months
Identifying the remains of the 157 people killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash may take up to six months, the airline said in a document seen by AFP on Saturday. Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plummeted into a field minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi last Sunday, killing all on board.…
Boeing 'deeply saddened' by deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash
US aerospace giant Boeing said Sunday it was "deeply saddened" about the deaths of all 157 people aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and would provide technical assistance to find out why its aircraft crashed. The brand-new Boeing 737 -- which was delivered just last year -- was heading from Addis Ababa to Nairobi when it…
Death toll from Italy helicopter-plane crash rises to seven
Mountain rescuer workers on Saturday recovered the bodies of two people, raising the death toll from a deadly collision between a helicopter and light aircraft in the Alps to seven. Two people were hospitalised after the crash in the Aosta Valley near France, which appeared to have happened just after the helicopter took off, unaware…
AIB launches accidents investigating App
The Accident Investigation Bureau has launched an App, which will assist the Bureau with investigating aircraft accidents and incidents. AIB said the App features a live reporting menu, whereby (pictures/videos) can be uploaded by any user who has witnessed events that could result in aircraft accidents. “The application gives us a new and more convenient…