Aviation

AIB releases three accident reports, wants Azman to implement flight data programme, others

*20 safety recommendations to NCAA, FAAN, NAMA The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Wednesday released three reports of serious incidents and accidents involving Max Air’s B747 with registration 5N-DBK which occurred on September 6, 2019; Azman Air’s B737-500 with registration, 5N-AIS and Nigerian Police Airwing, Cessna Citation 560 XLS aircraft as well as Azman Air Service […]

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Eighty monkeypox cases confirmed in 11 countries

  About 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in 11 countries, the World Health Organization says, warning that more cases are likely to be reported. The WHO says that another 50 suspected cases are being investigated, without naming any countries, reports the BBC. Earlier, infections were confirmed in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, the US, […]

Aviation

Reps to ‘audit’ foreign airlines, seek jobs for Nigerians

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has vowed to ‘audit’ foreign airlines that are operating in the country to ascertain the number of Nigerians they employ as part of their cabin staff and technical crew (pilots and engineers). The Chairman of the Committee, Nnolim Nnaji, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said, […]

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‘Human Remains’ Discovered On Lagos Airport Runway – FAAN

  The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Friday said a yet unidentified body has been discovered on runway 18R/36L of the Murtala Muhammed Airport. The discovery occurred on Thursday, a statement signed by FAAN’s General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, said. “A motorized cleaner, that was cleared to carry out a derruberization and […]

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China plane crash likely intentional – US reports

  Flight data indicates a China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed in March was intentionally put into a nose-dive, according to US media reports. Investigators have so far not found any mechanical or technical faults with the jet, the reports say, citing a preliminary assessment by US officials. The Boeing 737-800 was flying between the […]

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Passenger with ‘no idea how to fly airplane’ lands safely after pilot gets sick

  A passenger with no flying experience successfully landed a small plane in Florida Tuesday afternoon after his pilot suffered a medical emergency. The incredible aviation accomplishment happened at Palm Beach International Airport with the help of air traffic controllers,  according to WPBF-TV. “I’ve got a serious situation here,” the Cessna Caravan passenger was reportedly […]

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Aviation workers to down tools, issue fresh warning

  Wole Shadare All workers of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NiMET) and the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) have been directed to embark on a two-day warning strike scheduled to hold on May 9 and May 10, 2022. The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), the Association […]

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Wheels of aborted Dana flight catch fire

  Wole Shadare A Dana Air aircraft, with registration number 5N JOY operating flight 9J 344 from Port Harcourt to Lagos, was forced to abort its take-off Tuesday. The aborted take-off was said to have affected the aircraft tyres which caught fire while the aircraft, an MD-83, was taxiing to re-park. Spokesman for Dana Air, […]

Aviation

Nigeria’s route value worth $400bn

*Operators fault multiple landing slots for int’l carriers Nigerian route value is estimated to be worth over $400 billion and one that stands to be frittered away with multiple landing slots allocated to foreign carriers. This has, however, pitched the carriers against the domestic airlines as airline operators under the aegis of Airline Operators of […]

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Nigeria Air: FG asks private sector partners to submit proposals  

  The Federal Government says it has officially opened a bid for proposal on the national carrier. The aviation ministry disclosed this on Monday in a statement shared on the official Twitter handle. Last week, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, announced that the government would issue requests for proposals to intending investors. He added that […]

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