Dana Boosts Fleet, Takes Delivery Of Boeing 737 Aircraft

Dana Air, one of the leading domestic carriers in Nigeria has taken Delivery of a Boeing 737-300 series with registration number 5N-DNA. According to the Accountable Manager of the airline Obi Mbanuzuo disclosed that the aircraft was flown in from Italy yesterday, adding that with the delivery, the airline now has 6 airplanes in its fleet. He added that at the end of the year the number of aircraft in the carrier’s fleet will rise to nine, adding that at the moment two of the airline’s airplanes have gone for…

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Qatar Airways To Launch Direct Flights To Luanda, Angola March 2020

Qatar Airways has stated that it would launch of its new service to Luanda, Angola in March 2020. The service, which operates up to five-times weekly to the capital and largest city of Angola will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class and is the award-winning airline’s first gateway to the African nation. Speaking on the new route, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are excited to be announcing our…

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Minna Airport Instrument Landing System(ILS) Is functional NAMA Insists

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has insisted that its Instrument Landing System at Minna Airport is functional contrary to insinuation by Max Air Director of Operations, Capt. Ibrahim Dilli that the instrument “epileptic with unreliable signals.” The agency’s position was made known in a statement issued by the General Manger, Public Affairs, Khalid Emele NAMA stated in the statement that the ILS in question was successfully calibrated early this year {2019} and that there has been no report of non-alignment by the equipment from pilots since then. It added…

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NCAA Commends Five Domestic Airlines For Consistency Remittance Of 5% CSC/TSC

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has commended five domestic airlines for their consistency in the remittance of 5 per cent Ticket Sales Charges/Cargo Sales Charges (TSC/CSC). According to the General Manager Public Relations, Mr. Same Adurogboye, in a statement he signed, this payment is in compliance with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Act 2006 (As amended). NCAA listed the airlines to include: Air Peace Airline, Overland Airways, Medview Airline, Aero Contractors and Allied Air Limited. Other key considerations for recognition by the authority are timely remittance of Cargo Sales Charges…

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NAMA ACHIEVES SECTORIZATION OF LAGOS AREA CONTROL CENTRE

In line with its commitment towards enhancing the quality of air traffic services in the country, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has successfully split the Lagos Sub-Flight Information Region (Sub-FIR) airspace into two sectors: Lagos West Area Control Centre on 120.9MHz radio frequency and Lagos East Area Control Centre on 127.3MHz frequency. The sectorization which took off at exactly 00.01 UTC on Thursday, the 18th of July 2019 was a culmination of a two-year strategic plan by the agency to achieve sectored operations in the Lagos sub-FIR owing to…

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FAAN Graduates 727 AVSEC, Fire Officers

 The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has stated that the Federal Government of Nigeria would continue to improve on safety and security at the nation’s airports through training and capacity development of staff, in line with the provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO) He made this disclosure at the passing out parade for 727 Aviation Security(AVSEC) and Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services(ARFFS) personnel held at the Service Development Centre, Afaka, Kaduna State on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Sirika, while admonishing the graduates to put service before everything…

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AIB Solicit Public Help To Begin Investigation On Max Air Serious Incident

Accident Investigations Bureau (AIB), Nigeria, said that it has been notified by Max Air of the serious incident involving its airplane a Boeing 747-400 series, with registration number 5N-DB on September 7, 2019. The incident occurred during the final approach on runway 23 at the Minna International Airport, Niger State. This is just as it said it has commenced investigation on the matter. According to a statement issued by AIB Commissioner, Engr. Akin Olateru said that the aircraft took off from King Abdul –AZIZ International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with 560…

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NAMA Tasks ICAO On ATSEP Licensing

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has charged the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to consider as a matter of urgency, the inclusion of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) licensing in its Annex1 to the Chicago Convention. This, the agency stated would place the responsibility to ensure safety on the holder because a license is the confirmation of competence in a specific safety related area. Speaking at the just concluded 9th International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA) organised by the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers…

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Ethiopian Airlines MRO Generates $80M Annually- Tasew

The Chief Operating Officer (COO), of Ethiopian Airlines, Mesfin Tasew has stated that the airline’s Maintenance Repair and Overhaul(MRO) generates close to $80 million(about N29 billion) annually. This is just as he said that the airline was in search of depending companies in Nigeria to partner with to establish an MRO that would maintain aircraft in the country and other West African countries and East Africa. According to him, “We generate about $80 million but we want to maximise this because we are developing internal capacity on engines ,components and our revenue is…

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Enugu Airport Closure: Ethiopian Airways Moves Operations To PH

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and Skytrax certified Four Star Global Airline, has stated that it would continue its operation in Nigeria to/from Port Harcourt (PHC). The airline stated that the decision to fly from Port Harcourt followed the planned temporary closure of Enugu Airport by the Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) to carry out repair work on the airport A statement by the General Manager, Ethiopian Airlines, Nigeria, Firihiewot Mekonnen stated that Africa leading carrier would continue to offer the usual high quality service from PHC starting…

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