Osinbajo Accident Helicopter Encountered Heavy Brownout During Landing—AIB

According to AIB report on the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recent Helicopter accident, that occurred at Kabba, Kogi State. The Commissioner said the Operator Failed To Carry Out Safety, Risk Assessment Of Landing Area Prior To Dispatch Of Flight Says Caverton did Conduct Site Survey Of Landing Field Prior To Flight. The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has stated that it initial findings into the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Helicopter Agusta AW139 Helicopter with registration number 5N- -CML and serial number: 31389, which crashed in Kabba, Kogi State, encounter a heavy brownout at…

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Arik Air Launches Special Valentine Promo For Customers

As part of efforts to ensure that its customers celebrate this year’s Valentine with their loved ones, Arik Air said it has launched a special promotion, where guests can save up to 50 per cent on companion tickets. The PR & Communications Manager, Arik Air, Adebanji Ola, explained that to enjoy this promotion, a couple needs to buy one economy class ticket and get 50 per cent discount on the second ticket. This promotional Valentine ticket, which is available across all Arik Air network  has been on sale from February…

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Arik Air Reinstates Flights To Warri, Gombe, MMA2 As FAAN Suspends Action

Arik Air has reinstated flights to Osubi Airport, Warri and Gombe Airport as well as move all Port Harcourt bound flights back to Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) with immediate effect. A statement which was signed by the PR & Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola, said that the airline decided to reinstate flights following the suspension of an earlier decision by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s (FAAN) to withdraw Aviation Security(AVSEC), firefighting and rescue services to the airports. The statements said that Arik Air regrets any inconvenience the earlier closure…

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NAMA Begins Flight Calibration Of Navigational Aids In 24 Airports

Ahead of the yuletide, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has started a routine calibration of navigational facilities in 24 airports across the country. A statement by the Agency explained that when completed in two weeks’, the calibration exercise, which is targeted at putting all navigational aids in optimal capacity would ensure that the facilities generate precise and accurate signals to guarantee the safety of air navigation in the country. Also to be calibrated and commissioned are the newly installed ILS/DME facilities in Lagos and Port Harcourt airports. The Nigerian…

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FAAN WITHDRAWS FIRE AND SECURITY SERVICES FROM KEBBI, GOMBE AND BEBI AIRPORTS.

Following a final notice of payment issued to the above airports over a month ago, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) hereby notifies airlines, passengers and the general public that effective midnight of Sunday December 9, 2018, we are constrained to withdraw the services of our Security officers and Airport Fire and Rescue Services from Gombe, as well as Kebbi and Bebi airports. In a statement signed by Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN said that the action has become imperative as the management of Gombe airport…

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Arik suspends flights to Warri, Gombe as FAAN withdraws services to airports.

Arik Air said that it has Suspend flights t operations to Gombe, Osubi, Warri, Airports and Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) terminal, Lagos. An online statement issued by the PR & Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola explained that the suspension of flights to these airports and MMA2 terminal followed the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) notification to airlines of its withdrawal of services to these facilities The Manager/PR of Arik Air further explained that a Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) issued on Saturday, December 8, 2018, by FAAN stated that…

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AIB Signs MoU Sao Tome &Principe On Cooperation, Capacity Building, Others

Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) finally released the final report of the accident involving Cavok Airlines CVK 7087 AN-74TK-100 Aircraft Registered Ur-CKC, which occurred at Sao Tome International Airport, Sao Tome on July 29, 2017. This is just as the accidents and incident investigation body disclosed that it has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Instituto Nacional De Aviaco Civil (National Civil Aviation Authority) of Sao Tome &Principe.

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AIB Wins Best Govt. Exhibition Agency At Abuja Int’l Trade Fair

 The Accident Investigation Bureau(AIB) has been awarded the Best Government Exhibition Agency at the just concluded 2018 Abuja International Trade fair, as a result, its vast awareness created. This is the latest in the series of awards the agency has been garnering in the last one year. While congratulating the team that coordinated the participation of the Bureau at the yearly event, the Commissioner of AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru urged staff of the agency to keep the Bureau’s flag flying, adding that AIB was poised to take its rightful place…

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ACI President, Africa, Engr. Saleh Dunoma at the 27th ACI Africa Board and Regional Committee Meetings, Conference and Exhibition in Abidjan, Cote D’ Ivoire, Wins Abuja Airport 2018 ACI Safety Award.

 The President, Airports Council International (ACI) Africa, Engr. Saleh Dunoma has called on African Airport Managers to develop programmes and initiatives that would help curb or eliminate security and safety challenges at airports. This is just as he said that security has become a vital challenge in airports operations worldwide. Dunoma stated this while delivering his opening speech at the 27th ACI Africa Board and Regional Committee Meetings, Conference and Exhibition with the Theme, “Challenges of Safety and Security in African Airports taking place in Abidjan, Cote D’ Ivoire. Dunoma posited that…

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NCAA warns pilots on hazardous weather conditions, appeals to passengers during flight delays, cancellations

As the nation sets to witness the onset of Harmattan weather condition across the country, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned Pilots and airline operators to observe safety precautions in line with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) during flight operations just as it appeals to passengers for patient, understanding and exhibit exemplary conduct during flight delays and cancellations in adverse weather conditions. The warning was contained in an Advisory Circular with reference no. AC: NCAA-AEROMET- 26: to all Pilots and Airline Operators signed by the Director General of the…

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