IATA Confirms 4.4 billion Passengers Flew in 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released performance figures for 2018, which showed that global air connectivity continues to become more accessible and more efficient.  IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS2019) confirms that: 4.4 billion passengers flew in 2018, record efficiency was achieved with 81.9 percent of available seats being filled, fuel efficiency improved by more than 12 percent compared to 2010, 22,000 city pairs are now connected by direct flights, up 1,300 over 2017 and double the 10,250 city pairs connected in 1998and that the real cost of…

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Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria Begins Admission Of OND,HND, PGD

Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria said that it has commenced admission into Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Higher National Diploma (HND) and Post Graduate Diploma into various fields of the academy. Rector of the College, Capt. Abdulsalami Mohammed, who disclosed this to Aviation Correspondents in Lagos, explained that the aim of programmes was to improve the academic knowledge of professionals in the sector. He also stated that the College had applied and received accreditation from the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for the legitimate awards of the programmes,…

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NCAA Awaits AIB Investigation report, Completes Technical Audit On Air Peace Fleet

 The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said that it has completed a thorough Technical Audit (TA) of Air Peace and its fleet of aircraft with a view to ensuring the airline complied with extant Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) and to mitigate the reoccurrence of the incident. In a statement signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, explained that the Technical Audit was not limited to this recent incident but that it was extended to the airline’s operational, technical and safety performance in the last 12 months…

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Airline Commends Pilot For Professionalism, As AIB Begins Investigation On Air Peace Aircraft Emergency Landing At Lagos Airport

The Accident Investigation Bureau(AIB), Nigeria said it has been notified by Air Peace Nigeria Limited on the 24th July 2019 accident involving  a Boeing 737-300 with the registration marks 5N-BQO operated by Air Peace Limited at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 11:28 AM, A statement by the Commissioner of AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru explained that the aircraft, with 133 passengers and 6 crew members on board was on approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos from Port Harcourt. The AIB boss further explained that from the information provided,…

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FG TO Stop Granting Multiple Designations To Foreing Airlines, Onyema

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace Limited, Barrister Allen Onyema, has appealed to the Federal Government to stop granting multiple designations to foreign airlines operating into the country in the interest of domestic airlines This is just as he also asked the Federal Government to play aero-politics to protect Nigerian airlines. Onyema made the appeal at the just concluded 23rd annual conference of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) with the theme, “Boosting Aviation Investment Through Policy” held in Lagos. He pointed out that there was…

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NCAA, FAAN Collaborates Other Agencies To Enhance Adequate Security At Nation’s Airports

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will increase collaboration with all relevant agencies to strengthen security at the nation’s airports. A statement signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye , explained that the partnership is to forestall a similar occurrence of the security breach that happened at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) last weekend. NCAA explained that after a review of the preliminary report submitted by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN)…

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Dana Air Apologises To Passengers Over Flight Disruptions, Says Safety First

Dana Air has apologised to its customers over the disruption of their flights on different routes Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week. In a statement issued by its media and Communications Manager Kingsley Ezenwa said some of the airline’s scheduled flights were disrupted due to nose steering lock on one of its Abuja to Lagos flight which also made the airline to ground the aircraft in line with its strict safety standards. “On Thursday, July 11, 2019, one of our Lagos Abuja flight developed a nose wheel issue upon landing…

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SAHCO BAGS BEST AVIATION HANDLING COMPANY IN WEST AFRICA AWARD

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) has been awarded the ‘Best Ground Handling Company in West Africa’. The award was given at the 5th edition of the Balafon Travel Awards held at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana. The award is to recognize individuals and corporate bodies who have excelled in Aviation, Travel, and Tourism and who have contributed immensely to the growth of Aviation, Hotels Business, Tourism and Travels in West Africa. According to the organizers, SAHCO bagged the award because of its outstanding activities in sustaining…

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NAMA In A Collaborative Synergy With GHANA SIGNS MOU…

 L-R: Matthew Lawrence Pwajok, NAMA Director of Operations, David Akuamoah-Boateng, Chief of Facility, GCAA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, NAMA MD, Thomas Kodjoe Duopah, Deputy Director, ATS, GCAA and Kofi Kpodji, Manager, ATM, GCAA at the signing of MOU with NAMA in Lagos.  In a bid to address issues arising from the flow of air traffic among adjacent Flight Information Regions (FIRs), the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for effective synergy and collaborative cross border search and rescue…

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NCAA Revokes Pilot’s Licence, On Grounds Of Expired Medical Certificate…

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has revoked the Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence ATPL of a Pilot for operating with expired medical certificate. According to a statement issued by the General Manager, Public Relations, Mr. Sam Adurogboye seriously violates the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs). The statement, which did not name the pilot or the airline he flies for, explained that this revocation was a consequence of the Pilot operating flights on non-schedule operations while his medical certificate has expired. NCAA further explained that during these flight operations, the Pilot repeatedly exercised the…

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