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. Please follow and like us:

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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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Ethiopian Air at 72 Years still Renewed like Stallion, Tola Alabi relishes

Tola Alabi, is the Senior Sales Representative of the Ethiopia Airline, the country’s national carrier that has been operating in Nigeria since 1960 without cease. She was at her usual best in this interview with Waka About Africa where she revealed what still made the airline thick and preferred by passengers and sundry issues you have not read elsewhere before now. Have a swell time. Q; You have been participating in Akwaaba travel market, what can you say are the benefit.   My name is Tola Alabi, am a Sales…

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FAAN Denies Collecting Money From Airport Users To Access Terminal

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has denied that Aviation Security (AVSEC) officers demand bribes before allowing airport users’ access into the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos contrary to speculations in some quarters, which has also be trending. An online statement issued by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Yakubu Henrietta and made available to Waka About Africa explained that the airport is a public facility and no charge is required from any genuine user to access the facility. The statement further explained that the…

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FAAN REFUTES TERMINAL ACCESS CHARGE CLAIMS.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has refuted a trending notion that its security officers demand bribes before allowing airport users access into the terminal. According to the General Manager, Corporate Communication FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, in a press statement sent to our correspondent in Lagos noted that the airport is a public facility and no charge is required from any genuine user to access the facility.  Mrs. Yakubu said, while the Authority confirmed that access might be restricted or controlled some times in order to safeguard Civil Aviation against…

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