• 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 […]

  • Senate begins investigations into operations of Tincan, Seme area commands

    Senate begins investigations into operations of Tincan, Seme area commands

    According to reports, the Senate has commenced a thorough investigation into operations of the Tin-Can Island and Seme Area Commands, as part of efforts to plug leakages in the Nigeria Customs Service.The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs, Exercise and Tariff, Senator Hope Uzodinma, hinted reporters of the investigation during a three-day oversight visit to the various commands in Lagos.

    According to him, the committee, with mandate from the Senate, embarked on the fact finding mission in view of several […]

  • Fire outbreak at Lagos airport disrupts operations

    Fire outbreak at Lagos airport disrupts operations

    Flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos were yesterday halted when fire broke out in the terminal.

    The fire incident, due to electrical faults, engulfed the Avio Bridge E-54 wing, causing panic among the passengers and workers.

    Firefighters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) promptly responded to put off the fire before it caused major damage at Nigeria’s busiest airport.

    The outbreak disrupted flights in and out of the airport for close to an hour, with spiral effects […]

  • 14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations

    14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations

    Niger’s army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation’s southeast.

    Defence ministry spokesman Colonel Moustapha Ledru told state television that “123 terrorists” had been killed and “a large quantity of arms recovered from the insurgents.”

    It was not possible to independently verify this number.

    Ledru said 14 soldiers were killed and 29 wounded in the joint operations with Chad’s military took place between July and September […]

  • 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 […]

  • Passengers stranded as Arik Air suspends operations

    Passengers stranded as Arik Air suspends operations

    Passengers Arik Air with plans to travel on Tuesday were left stranded as the airline cancelled all of its flight for the day and announced the suspension of its flights, pending approval of its aircraft documentation related to insurance renewal.

    The airline said in a statement announced the temporary suspension of its flight operations that it was working round the clock “to resolve the necessary documentation, which has been a challenge due to the long weekend holidays due to Ed al […]

  • Shell trains youths on power plant operations

    Shell trains youths on power plant operations

    The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operated Joint Venture (JV) has trained 15 engineering graduates from host communities of the Afam VI Power Plant at Oyigbo in Rivers State on the operation and maintenance of combined cycle power plants.

    A statement from SPDC disclosed that the youths were the second set of 30 graduates from the host communities to benefit from the initiative, which incorporates training sessions in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

    “We can confidently say that the trainees are the […]

  • First Nation Airways confirm suspension of operations

    First Nation Airways confirm suspension of operations

    First Nation Airways has reacted to the report that it has stopped operations, explaining that it is currently undergoing maintenance on its A319 fleet.

    The airland said the maintenance exercise would be completed by mid September.

    In a statement signed by the airline’s commercial manager, Sarah Awogbade, the airland said the airline planned this maintenance action well ahead and it would resume operation later in the month.

    “This will ensure that passengers continue to enjoy safe and reliable service that the airline is […]

  • 1200 workers lose job as Aero halts operations

    1200 workers lose job as Aero halts operations

    Signs that virtually all Nigerian airlines are insolvent became visible yesterday as Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contractors, suspended all its scheduled operations.

    The carrier, however, said it was ‘re-positioning to return to profitability.’

    The implication is that over 1,200 workers have been thrown into the labour market as the carrier has about 1,250 workers. Before now, Aero, which was one of the most stable carriers in Nigeria, had commenced downsizing of its workforce by 50 per cent. Other airlines are said to […]

  • Why Aero Contractors, First Nation suspended operations – NCAA explains

    Why Aero Contractors, First Nation suspended operations – NCAA explains

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has dismissed what it described as sundry claims that some Airlines are winding down their operations.

    On the contrary, NCAA said the airlines are merely suspending their operations temporarily to enable them undertake certain operational overhaul and strengthen their overall operational outlay.

    A statement by the Director Generalof NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, explained “One of the airlines, Aero Contractors Ltd., at present has only one serviceable aircraft.

    “This in contradiction to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARS), […]

  • NCAA: why airlines ‘re suspending operations

    NCAA: why airlines ‘re suspending operations

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday said domestic airlines are not folding up but merely suspending their operations.

    The suspension, the airline industry regulator said, was to enable the carriers undertake operational overhaul and strengthen their overall operational outlay.

    Its Director-General,  Captain Muhtar Usman in a statement said Aero Contractors, at present has only one serviceable aircraft, adding that this in contradiction to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARS) which stipulates that no airline shall carry out scheduled commercial operation with […]