• Stowaway meets tragic end on Arik Air flight

    Stowaway meets tragic end on Arik Air flight

    A suspected stowaway was yesterday found dead in the main wheel well (the under carriage compartment) of an Air Arik  Airbus 330-200 aircraft after touching down at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    The aircraft flew the scheduled Lagos-Johannesburg flight route had earlier departed the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos at 3:55pm on Tuesday and arrived in Johannesburg shortly before 11pm.

    Engineers of South African Airways Technical facility at the airport where the aircraft was scheduled for a routine […]

  • Four Nigerian Airlines To Commence Flight Operations To Niger

    Four Nigerian Airlines To Commence Flight Operations To Niger

    Four Nigerian carriers, Arik Air, Air Peace, Overland Air and Azman Air services have been slated to start flight operations from Nigeria to Niger.

    The new development was disclosed during a meeting between Technical Committee from the Ministry of Transportation and the concerned airlines held on Wednesday 23rd of November, 2016 at the Aviation House, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) headquarters in Lagos.

    According to an official statement signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye which was made available to […]

  • Former Governor Kalu urges FG to patronise local engineers to curb capital flight

    Former Governor Kalu urges FG to patronise local engineers to curb capital flight

    According to reports, the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to patronise local engineers to curb capital flight.

    Kalu made the call at the inauguration of the 7th Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers in Abuja.

    According to him,there is an urgent need for the government to partner with the local engineers to salvage the economy from recession.

    “I condemn in totality a situation where the government takes a loan from foreign […]

  • Foreign flights to Nigeria forced to refuel elsewhere

    Foreign flights to Nigeria forced to refuel elsewhere

    Foreign airlines flying to Nigeria have started to refuel abroad to bypass pricey, and increasingly scarce, jet fuel as the oil producer battles a hard currency shortage that has made fuel available only at a very high price.

    It is the second blow for airlines operating in Africa’s recession-hit biggest economy in a year that first saw the central bank make it almost impossible to repatriate profits from ticket sales as it tried to prevent a currency collapse.

    The crash in the […]

  • Firstnation Airways resumes flight operations Sept 15

    Firstnation Airways resumes flight operations Sept 15

    FirstNation Airways has promised its traveling passengers that the airline would return to normal scheduled flight operations by Sept. 15.

    A statement by the Head, Corporate Affairs of the airline, Mr Rasheed Yusuff stated that the carrier’s current fleet was undergoing engine maintenance for safety operations, in line with global practice in the industry.

    It denied reports that the company was on the verge of folding up, stressing that taking aircraft out for maintenance was not the same as winding up operations.

    “FirstNation […]

  • EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is reported missing

    EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is reported missing

    An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar, the Egyptian airline says. It says there are 56 passengers, seven crew members and three security personnel on board Flight MS804.

    The Airbus A320 was flying at 37,000ft (11,300m) when it went missing over the eastern Mediterranean. An official said the plane lost contact with radar at 02:45 Cairo time (00:45 GMT).

    EgyptAir says search and rescue teams have been deployed. EgyptAir says the plane disappeared about 10 miles (16km) into […]