• Sell six more presidential aircraft – Ozekhome advises Buhari

    Sell six more presidential aircraft – Ozekhome advises Buhari

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to dispose of six out of the remaining nine aircraft in the presidential fleet.

    The lawyer said handing over two out of 11 aircraft in the fleet was not enough, saying nine airplanes were still too many to be maintained with the dwindling resources accruing to Nigeria.

    He said this in an interview in Ido Osun, Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State, after he was conferred with the […]

  • Buhari donates two presidential aircraft to war against Boko Haram

    Buhari donates two presidential aircraft to war against Boko Haram

    Two aircraft from the presidential fleet have been handed over to the Nigerian air force, six days after two jets from the same fleet were put up for sale.

    At the handover ceremony on Monday, Babagana Monguno national security adviser, signed the transfer documents on behalf of the president.

    The two helicopters, which are part of the 10 aircraft in the presidential air fleet, were acquired on October 20, 2014 and May 21, 2015.

    According to the presidency office of digital engagement, the […]

  • Why we are selling two presidential aircraft – Presidency shares reasons

    Why we are selling two presidential aircraft – Presidency shares reasons

    The Presidency on Tuesday confirmed the advertisements sale of two presidential aircraft, a Falcon 7x executive jet and Hawker 4000.

    Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

    Shehu stated that the advertisements were duly authorised by the Presidency.

    According to him, this is in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that aircraft in the presidential air fleet be reduced to cut cost.

    He said: “When he […]

  • NCAA bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on aircraft in Nigeria

    NCAA bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on aircraft in Nigeria

    According to reports, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has directed passengers not to turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on board aircraft following recent incidents and concerns raised by its manufacturers.

    The aviation regulatory body gave the directive in a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, in Lagos on Tuesday.

    It warned that the phones must not be stowed away in any checked-in baggage.

    The statement said: “NCAA is appealing to the passengers’ responsibilities in […]

  • Arik resolves aircraft insurance renewal issue, set to resume operations

    Arik resolves aircraft insurance renewal issue, set to resume operations

    According to reports, the operation of Arik Air was on Tuesday disrupted due to aircraft insurance renewal, leaving its passengers stranded across airports in the country.

    However, the airline moved quickly to resolve the issue.

    This led late on Tuesday to the announcement of restoration of the airline’s operations beginning from Wednesday (today).

    All the airlines scheduled flights were cancelled on Tuesday over the issue, prompting its customers to seek alternative flights.

    The Communications Manager of the airline, Ola Adebanji, said the disruption was […]

  • ‘Local aircraft maintenance’ll save $3b yearly’

    ‘Local aircraft maintenance’ll save $3b yearly’

    Nigeria will save $3 billion yearly, if indigenous airlines maintain their aircraft locally.

    Speaking at the weekend, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Onedot Aviation, Capt. Henry Oludotun Ogunyemi, said the amount covered heavy maintenance checks on  some aircraft type, including Beoing, for which the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), had given its approval.

    He said Nigeria was losing huge sums to other countries because of the failure of the government and  private organisations to set up such facilities.

    This is coming at a time […]

  • Heartbreaking! Man Taking First Ever Flight in Aircraft Dies Saving Girlfriend’s Life as Plane Crashes (Photo)

    Heartbreaking! Man Taking First Ever Flight in Aircraft Dies Saving Girlfriend’s Life as Plane Crashes (Photo)

    A man who was afraid of flying has sadly sacrificed his life after saving his girlfriend during a plane crash.

    Man pushes girlfriend out of crashing plane to save her life

    According to reports, a man who is now hailed as a hero surprised many by giving his life for the girlfriend. Reginald Hillard Jr died saving his girlfriend’s life by pushing her out of the window of a crashing plane, and has been hailed a hero by his family.

    The trip which […]

  • 22 ex-militants qualify as aircraft engineers

    22 ex-militants qualify as aircraft engineers

    The Presidential Amnesty Office on Friday said 22 beneficiaries of its foreign education programme had graduated as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and had returned to the country.

    The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

    He said the beneficiaries were trained at the Royal Jordanian Air Academy and were equipped with EASA licence on return, adding that without […]

  • World’s largest aircraft damaged in crash landing

    World’s largest aircraft damaged in crash landing

    The world’s largest aircraft suffered cockpit damage on Wednesday after nosediving while landing on its second test flight, but there were no injuries, according to the craft’s manufacturer.

    The 92-metre-long Airlander 10, part helicopter and part airship, came down at Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire, south east England.

    “Airlander sustained damage on landing during today’s flight,” said Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV). “All crew are safe and well and there are no injuries.”

    Amateur footage of the landing showed the craft suddenly pitching forward and […]