NASENI, Belgian firm to produce helicopters locally
The Federal Government’s plan to produce helicopters locally have received a boost with the expression of interest by a Belgian firm, Dynali Manufacturing Helicopters Company.
Operator alleges plot to withdraw disputed jets
The Federal High Court orders notwithstanding, a party to the 'stolen' jets saga at Lagos airport has alleged a fresh plot to ferry the disputed assets out of the country.
Police helicopter charter services spark row in aviation
Alleged deployment of helicopters in the fleet of Nigerian Police Air Wing into commercial charter operations has sparked row in the aviation sector. The airlines operators, who protested the move, said the police force ran foul of the civil aviation regulations that prohibited such public-owned asset to engage in “reward and hire” services. More disturbing…
Counting human and economic loss of delayed, cancelled flights
Emeka bade Anthony good-bye at the final boarding call for the Ethiopian Airlines (ET) Lagos-Addis Ababa flight. About 40 minutes later, the ET flight was airborne.
Aviation sector records 19,323 delayed flights
The frequency of delayed flights in Nigeria’s air travel sector reached a worrisome height, recording 19,323 incidents in the first half of this year, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has disclosed. According to data released yesterday in Lagos by the regulator, domestic airlines posted 16,880 delays while their foreign counterparts accounted for 2,443 issues…
Foreign airlines get Dec. deadline for 5% revenue automation
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday ordered foreign airlines to comply with the automated revenue payment platform for the remittance of five per cent Ticket Sales Charge/Cargo Sales Charge (TSC/CSC) on or before December 31.
Airlines’ fortunes soar
A new wave of confidence has animated the air travel sector with erstwhile struggling airlines now acquiring state-of-the-art airplanes to replace leased equipment.
Finally, NCAA renews Air Peace operating licence
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has renewed the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of the leading domestic airline in the country, Air Peace. The renewal, according to the airline, came after months of rigorous audit of its operations.