Aviation

Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly again ‘too early’, says former senior official

  A former senior manager at Boeing’s 737 plant in Seattle has raised new concerns over the safety of the company’s 737 Max. The aircraft, which was grounded after two accidents in which 346 people died, has already been cleared to resume flights in North America and Brazil, and is expected to gain approval in Europe this […]

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US FAA chief orders ‘zero tolerance’ for disruptive airline passengers

  U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson signed an order on Wednesday directing the agency to take a “zero tolerance policy” after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump were disruptive on some recent flights. Dickson told Reuters the FAA’s special emphasis program would last through March 30 and warned disruptive passengers could face up […]

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Travellers from Nigeria, others to US to show proof of COVID-19 test

  Wole Shadare Effective from January 26, 2021, all air passengers to the United States will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 before being allowed into the country. This new directive, according to the  United States Consulate General, Lagos, involves passengers arriving from a foreign […]

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Emirates appeals $1.36m, N50m judgment, vows to defend position

  Wole Shadare Dissatisfied with the judgment handed against it by a Federal High Court in Lagos, Emirates has already filed appealed the judgment. The airline, in a statement and made available to New Telegraph, said it would vigorously defend its position on the matter. According to the carrier: “Emirates has already filed an appeal in this […]

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NDLEA nabs three over 137.8kg cocaine haul at Lagos airport

    Wole Shadare   The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Lagos International Airport, has arrested three suspects all males with 137.8 kilograms of cocaine. All the suspects were arrested on January 6 and 8, 2021 with the illicit drugs hidden inside hair relaxers, embroidery tailoring materials and shirts packaged with carbon and other […]

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Boeing will pay $2.5bn to resolve US criminal probe into 737 MAX crashes

  Boeing Co will pay over $2.5 billion to resolve the Justice Department’s investigation into two deadly 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people, the Justice Department said. The Justice Department said the settlement includes a criminal monetary penalty of $243.6 million, compensation payments to Boeing’s 737 MAX airline customers of $1.77 billion, and the […]

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Capt. Ado Sanusi leaves Aero Contractors

  Wole Shadare Capt. Ado Sanusi has left his position as the Managing Director of Aero Contractors following his nearly four-year stint at the helm of affairs of the carrier. The decision by the aircraft pilot to leave at a critical period of the carrier’s life is yet unknown as New Telegraph’s efforts to reach […]

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Airlink complies with South Africa’s curfew, adjusts flights

South African-based domestic and regional airline is adjusting its schedule of early morning and evening departures so that customers can comply with the country’s new curfew with minimal disruption to their travel plans. The changes will affect Airlink flights that were originally due to depart prior to 08:00 and arrive after 20:00. These will be […]

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Olateru lauds staff, seeks more commitment to reposition AIB

The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has urged its members of staff not to relent in pursuing excellence while delivering the Bureau’s mandate of investigating air accidents with the aim of ensuring continuous safety of air transport in Nigeria. The Commissioner of the Bureau, Akin Olateru who implored the AIB staff while delivering a speech […]

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Aviation deaths rise worldwide in 2020 even as fatal incidents, flights fall

  The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes rose in 2020 to 299 worldwide, even as the number of crashes fell by more than 50%, a Dutch consulting firm said on Friday. Aviation consulting firm To70 said in 2020 there were 40 accidents involving large commercial passenger planes, five of which were […]

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