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Overland Airways To Commence Akure-Abuja Flights Operations

Overland Airways, Nigeria’s leading commuter airline, has concluded plans to launch scheduled flight services from Akure, the Ondo State capital, to Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory from next week. The flights which will be operated three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, demonstrate a strategic partnership with the government and

N12.4bn Debt Arik Air’s Operations Grounded By FAAN

Members of several aviation unions disrupted the operations of Nigeria’s largest indigenous airline, Arik Air, on Wednesday morning over an alleged N12.4 billion debt owed the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Scores of passengers were left stranded at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Arik Air’s

Expert Kicks Against Influx Of Expatriates In Aviation Industry

Capt. Dele Ore, a former president of the Aviation Round Table (ART), has kicked against the influx of expatriates into Nigeria's aviation industry. Ore spoke with aviation correspondents on Sunday in Lagos. He warned that the high level of expatriates taking over positions of local technical personnel in the nation’s aviation industry

Bristow Helicopters Operations Shuts Down By NAAPE

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has shut down operations of Bristow Helicopters in Lagos and Rivers states. The NAAPE said that the two-day warning strike was over alleged pay disparity between expatriate and Nigerian pilots. Officials of the company were seen manning the gates of the premises on

Military Aircraft Skids Off Runway In Yola

A military aircraft skidded off the runway while landing at the Air Force Base in Yola, the Adamawa state capital. Sources in the Aviation Sector say no casualty was recorded in the incident but that the aircraft lost a tyre in the incident. This incident is coming five months after an Air

Senate Seeks Probe Of $40m Loan To Aviation Sector

The Senate yesterday asked its joint Committee on Aviation and Anti-Corruption to investigate the disbursement and utilisation of $40 million loan alleged to have been released by the Federal Government in 2011 for the rehabilitation and development of infrastructure in the aviation industry. The upper chamber also mandated the same committee

FAAN Moves To Construct Befitting Corporate Headquarters Within MMIA

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it had initiated the process of the construction of a befitting corporate headquarters within the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. FAAN's General Manager (Corporate Affairs), Mr Yakubu Dati, disclosed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday. The statement explained that the project,

FG Forces Turkish Airlines To Compensate Passengers

The Federal Government on Tuesday said that it had forced Turkish Airlines to pay compensation to all passengers on its flight TK624 scheduled service from Istanbul to Abuja, whose luggage were delayed by the carrier for some days. A statement issued by the spokesperson for the Minister of State for Aviation,

SAHCOL Chief Accuses NCAA Of Negligence

Managing Director of Skyways Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), Dr Olu Owolabi has accused the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) of negligence in the performance of its regulatory oversight functions. Speaking in an interview in Lagos against the backdrop of unauthorised use of equipment to disembark passengers by Aero Airlines last