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Have You Heard Of The New Aviation Spring Alliance?

April 19, 2022

An alliance in the aviation industry is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate or form a partnership for a purpose. Over the years, there have been different global airline alliances. Such as Skyteam alliance, Oneworld alliance, Value alliance, Vanilla alliance, U-Fly alliance, and Star Alliance. Read more about Did you know? Lufthansa, … Continue reading Have You Heard Of The New Aviation Spring Alliance?

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Federal Government Launches e-Passport To Ease Passport Application

April 19, 2022

  In a bid to improve the passport application for Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, the federal government has launched what it describes as an enhanced e-Passport in the United Kingdom. This development was made public by Sola Fasure, the Media Adviser to Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola in a public statement … Continue reading Federal Government Launches e-Passport To Ease Passport Application

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Did You Know? News from Nigeria’s Aviation Industry

April 19, 2022

  There is always something happening in Nigeria’s aviation industry. If it is not from the government, it is from the airline operators or the passengers. If you don’t have the patience to follow up on the newspaper headlines of the changes in the aviation industry, fear not. We’ve got you covered. Here is a … Continue reading Did You Know? News from Nigeria’s Aviation Industry

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Do You Know That The Nigerian College Of Aviation Technology Is The Largest in Africa

April 19, 2022

Formerly known as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology is a higher education institute in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. It is funded by the Civil Aviation Department in the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation and is regarded as the largest college of aviation in Africa. Its vision is “To … Continue reading Do You Know That The Nigerian College Of Aviation Technology Is The Largest in Africa

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Adeola Sowemimo is the First Nigerian Female Pilot to Fly a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

April 19, 2022

Adeola Sowemimo is one of a growing number of Nigerian female pilots breaking through to the frontlines of what is still a male dominated profession. Just recently, she became the toast of the media and positive spirited Nigerians when news broke that she had become a pilot with Qatar Airways. That made her the first … Continue reading Adeola Sowemimo is the First Nigerian Female Pilot to Fly a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Akwa Ibom Has Launched Its State-Owned Airline

April 19, 2022

Portions of the Nigerian skies could be graced by a new state-owned airline, with the recent launch of Ibom Air this week. An announcement by the Akwa Ibom state government has confirmed that it has taken delivery of two aircraft which should form part of the airline’s fleet. The official disclosure of the airplanes’ presence … Continue reading Akwa Ibom Has Launched Its State-Owned Airline

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Air Peace Orders 10 New Boeing 737 Max For $1.17B

April 19, 2022

Nigeria carrier, Air Peace, has set a new west African record with its purchase of 10 brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts valued at $1.17billion. Earlier this year, Air peace acquired two ex-Emirates Boeing 777s, and with the new acquisitions the airline plans to launch long-haul operations within the next few months. Speaking on … Continue reading Air Peace Orders 10 New Boeing 737 Max For $1.17B

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Nigeria Air: Aviation Minister Unveils New National Carrier At UK Fair

April 19, 2022

Speaking at the UK Unveiling of what appears to be a major breakthrough for the Aviation industry in Nigeria, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika on Wednesday afternoon, revealed the name and colours for the proposed national carrier. Going by the name ‘Nigeria Air’ and the tagline “Bringing Nigeria closer to the world”, the airline will be … Continue reading Nigeria Air: Aviation Minister Unveils New National Carrier At UK Fair

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Air Peace Appoints Its First Female Captain

April 19, 2022

Air Peace has raised one of its pilots, Sinmisola Ajibola, to the rank of flight Captain. This promotion, announced on Monday, makes Ajibola the air carrier’s first ever female captain, and one of only a few to have held this post in Nigeria’s aviation industry. forward-looking Ajibola, who joined Air Peace in February 2017 as … Continue reading Air Peace Appoints Its First Female Captain

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Federal Government Introduces Harmonized Departure/Arrival Cards At Airports

April 19, 2022

The Federal Government has introduced new harmonized departure/arrival cards for use at the nation’s airports. The cards, which will replace the multiple cards hitherto filled by air travellers for security reasons, were launched on Tuesday in Kaduna. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who spoke at the launching of the cards, said that they would suffice … Continue reading Federal Government Introduces Harmonized Departure/Arrival Cards At Airports

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Why Airbus Plans to Set Up Office in Nigeria

April 19, 2022

European aircraft manufacturing giant, Airbus announced last week that it plans to set up its office in Nigeria. The company is targeting a wider presence across emerging markets, which will account for an increasing amount of demand for airplanes in the coming decades. Vice President of the Airbus Group for Africa, Vincent Larnicol, said last … Continue reading Why Airbus Plans to Set Up Office in Nigeria

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NAMA Goes Digital With Air Traffic Management

April 19, 2022

It looks like the tech-trend is catching on fast in government. The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has reportedly developed a new high-tech software that promotes the dissemination of aeronautical information to airspace users. The programme is called Notice To Air Men (NOTAM). The agency is set on putting together a train-the-trainer workshop in Lagos … Continue reading NAMA Goes Digital With Air Traffic Management

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Arik Air to Resume Flights To Cotonou, Douala January 19

April 19, 2022

Front-line Nigerian airline, Arik Air, has announced it will resume flight services to Cotonou, Benin Republic and Douala, Cameroon from Monday, January 19, 2015. Flight services between Lagos, Nigeria and Cotonou/Douala were suspended last year in the wake of the outbreak of Ebola Virus in some parts of West Africa. Arik Air will be operating … Continue reading Arik Air to Resume Flights To Cotonou, Douala January 19

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British Airways Adds Push Notification Feature to iPhone App

April 19, 2022

To create greater ease and more convenient travelling for passengers, British Airways is adding a ‘push notification’ feature to its iPhone app, which will inform passengers at Heathrow T3 and T5 when their gate is open and when their aircraft is boarding. BA customers with an iPhone will also be able to find their flight … Continue reading British Airways Adds Push Notification Feature to iPhone App

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South African Airways Increase Flights to Lagos

April 19, 2022

South Africa’s official airline, ‎South African Airways says it has increased the frequency of flights between Lagos and Johannesburg from 7 to 8 services per week‎. This new directive will take effect from 2 September 2014.‎ According to reports on AllAfrica.com, the country manager, SAA, Nigeria Thobi Duma said “SAA is ready to offer seamless … Continue reading South African Airways Increase Flights to Lagos

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Maple Aviation Logistics Limited Provide Aircraft Hire Services

April 19, 2022

  The rebased Nigerian economy which made it the largest in Africa, has boosted business in the country and is expanding aircraft charter operations market, the Chief Executive Officer of Maple Aviation Logistics Limited (MALL), Mr. Adefolarin Adesemowo has said. Adesemowo told THISDAY in Lagos on Wednesday that the demand for aircraft charter services might … Continue reading Maple Aviation Logistics Limited Provide Aircraft Hire Services

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BA Awards Certificates to Top Six Nigeria Aviation College Students

April 19, 2022

After successfully completing the inaugural British Airways’ Leaders of Tomorrow programme, an internship aimed at promoting excellence in Nigerian aviation, six Nigerian aviation students have returned home from the UK. The two-week internship was inclusive of spending a week with the airline’s commercial team in Lagos as well as visiting different departments from engineering to … Continue reading BA Awards Certificates to Top Six Nigeria Aviation College Students

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Arik Air Adds Lagos-Dubai via Abuja to Route

April 19, 2022

  Arik Air has become the first Nigerian airline to offer a commercial service between Abuja, Nigeria and Dubai, The United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to a statement released by the airline, the first commercial flight on the new route was scheduled for Monday, 28th July and will subsequently operate five weekly flights on Monday, … Continue reading Arik Air Adds Lagos-Dubai via Abuja to Route

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Abuja Airport Terminal Expansion, $849m Light Rail Project Scheduled for Completion in 2015

April 19, 2022

  On Monday, the Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told an inspection team that the construction of the ongoing Abuja Airport terminal expansion project would be completed and the facility opened for use come December, 2014. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala equally reaffirmed that the $849 million ongoing Federal Capital Transport Authority … Continue reading Abuja Airport Terminal Expansion, $849m Light Rail Project Scheduled for Completion in 2015

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Nigeria May Issue Additional Scrutiny for Shoes, Phones at Airports

April 19, 2022

  Nigeria and other African countries may go along with the US to demand additional scrutiny of shoes and phones for airlines that operate in and out of the country in response to intelligence reports of increased threats from Al-Qaeda-affiliated militant groups. With the rise in the use of smart phones and mobile devices it … Continue reading Nigeria May Issue Additional Scrutiny for Shoes, Phones at Airports

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President Jonathan Orders Construction of Abuja Airport Second Runway

April 19, 2022

Following the closure of the Abuja airport from Saturday night to Sunday morning to allow for repairs on the only runway, President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the commencement of the second runway project for the Abuja airport next year. President Jonathan gave this directive while speaking at the World Pension Summit, Africa Special, at the … Continue reading President Jonathan Orders Construction of Abuja Airport Second Runway

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Honda’s First Jet Takes to the Skies

April 19, 2022

  Honda, the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959 has sent to the skies its first business jet ahead of its expected certification and delivery scheduled for next year. The Japanese company in a statement made it known that the 84-minute flight of the first production of HondaJet took place on Friday near the World headquarters … Continue reading Honda’s First Jet Takes to the Skies

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British Airways Offers Discounts for Early Summer Bookings

April 19, 2022

    British Airways has disclosed that they will be providing bumper discounts for early prospective passengers on service bookings for this summer. There will be fantastic fares for its ‘World Traveller and World Traveller Plus’ package to a wide scope of exciting worldwide destinations through London Heathrow. The package applies and is aimed at … Continue reading British Airways Offers Discounts for Early Summer Bookings

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Bristow to Train 20 Nigerians as Cadet Pilots

April 19, 2022

  Managing Director, Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited, Captain Akin Oni told journalists in Lagos that the company is to spend over N500 million on the training of 20 Nigerians as cadet pilots in the United States for a one year training at the academy run by the Bristow Group in Florida. Bristow Group has actively … Continue reading Bristow to Train 20 Nigerians as Cadet Pilots

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Arik Airline Begin Abuja-Dubai Flights July 28

April 19, 2022

Arik Airline has announced that it will begin commercial flight operations between Abuja, Nigeria, and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 28, 2014. Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, disclosed this in a statement signed by Arik spokesperson, Adebanji Ola. Mr. Arumemi-Ikhide said that the new route would operate five flights weekly … Continue reading Arik Airline Begin Abuja-Dubai Flights July 28

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NCAA Raises Airworthiness Benchmark

April 19, 2022

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has raised the benchmark for the airworthiness of all flying aircraft in the country. Subsequently, any commercial aircraft which government officials do not  authorize due to safety issues, cannot carry passengers of any category. The NCAA pronounced this yesterday to all domestic airline operators, warning them to avoid flying faulty … Continue reading NCAA Raises Airworthiness Benchmark

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Arik Air Build Mini-Hub to Connect West/Central African Destinations

April 19, 2022

Arik Air has established a mini hub in Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic – a 15 minutes flight from Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos in a bid to expand its operations to French speaking West and Central African destinations. The airline plans to airlift businessmen and women who regularly travel through the West Coast, through … Continue reading Arik Air Build Mini-Hub to Connect West/Central African Destinations

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Ethiopian Airline Extends Operations to Kano – Yadeta

April 19, 2022

  Mr. Solomon Yadeta, the GM, Ethiopian Airline Nigeria said on Tuesday that the airline would soon extend its operations to Kano State. He made this known at the Airline’s Stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja. Presently, the airline is operating in three places in Nigeria – Lagos, Abuja and Enugu. He continued, “The purpose of the … Continue reading Ethiopian Airline Extends Operations to Kano – Yadeta

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British Airways Launches ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ Initiative

April 19, 2022

British Airways announced last week its launch of a capacity building initiative tagged “Leaders of Tomorrow” in a move towards deepening the airways contribution to the development of Nigeria’s aviation industry. A core part of this initiative will consist of the international airline funding the training of six students who will be chosen from the … Continue reading British Airways Launches ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ Initiative

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Arik Air Savours African Achievers Award

April 19, 2022

Arik Air has won the award for the Organisation of the Year by the African Achievers Award in Accra, Ghana. Mr. Chris Ndulue, Managing Director of Arik Air, stated at the event that the award is a testimony to the airline’s good track record across the globe, noting that the best is yet to come. … Continue reading Arik Air Savours African Achievers Award

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