Nigeria’s Airspace Agency Facilitates Collaborative Action On Runway Safety

NAMA Nigeria’s Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is organising a two-day workshop geared towards improving safety of air navigation within the runway and associated airside facilities at the four international airports in Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt. The workshop is in collaboration with NCAA, FAAN, AIB, and NIMET and in conjunction with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airport Council International (ACI) and International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The workshop holding between the 18th and 19th of January, 2016 at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja, with the title: Runway Safety Go Team: Runway Incursion, Excursion and Confusion, will involve paper presentations from international aviation experts from ICAO, IATA, and ACI, on the above topic as well as the structure and terms of reference of runway safety teams, hazard identification, risk assessment and mitigation. The runway safety workshop is also expected to involve practical assessment of the airside including the runway and associated facilities and thereafter, a report shall be issued at the end of deliberations. Continue reading

Use of Ladder for Disembarking Passengers Negates ICAO, NCARS rules- Minister

…why we used ladders-Aero Contractors
By Friday Nwosu

Aero ladderNigeria’s Minster of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said the government of the country is greatly appalled by the use of unconventional equipment by Aero contractor, one of the nation’s airline operators in disembarking passengers at the Bauchi airport. He said the use of ladders for disembarking passengers at the airport negates the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations, NCARs, saying such is unacceptable in modern day aviation. Continue reading

“Nigeria yet to fix the avio bridge at Lagos Airport 30 years after”- Dapo Olumide

By Friday Nwosu

 

DSC_1419The lack of provision of adequate airport infrastructure by successive government in the country which could make the airport more friendly and comfortable to air travellers has impeded the growth of the aviation sector in Nigeria, The Chief Executive Officer, Ropeways Transport Ltd. Lagos Nigeria, Capt. Dapo Olumide, the former Managing Director of Virgin Nigeria and former deputy managing director, Aero Contractors, stated this at the first anniversary colloquium of Nigeria Travel Mart.Com (NTM), held in Lagos on Tuesday. Continue reading

Nigeria’s Airspace Boss Charges Airspace Managers On Enhanced Safety

By Friday Nwosu

 

NAMANigerian’s Airspace Management Authority, NAMA, has charged airspace managers across the country to take measures to strengthen air traffic management and surveillance systems in their respective domains. This is to ensure that maximum operational safety standard is adhered to as the nation gradually winds down to Christmas and New Year celebrations. Continue reading

Governor Ayade advocates for Intra-African Tourism

DSC_1276The Governor of Cross Rivers State, Prof.  Ben Ayade has charged Africans to explore each other’s country in a bid to improve and grow intra-African tourism in the continent. Ayade gave the charge at the 11th edition of Akwaaba 2015 while addressing pressmen at the event held at Eko hotel in Lagos. He stated that most Africans have travelled round the world and are conversant with so many places outside Africa adding that very little travel within the continent. Continue reading

Kenyan Airways launch KQ Holidays in Nigeria

By Friday Nwosu

 

From Left: Joshua Sin Keet, KQ Holiday Manager, Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Tom Amolo, Rose Kiseli, Area Manager West Africa, Anglophone, Chukwuma Ibobo, KQ Holiday, Ameenat Hasan, KQ Holiday and Country Manager Kenya Airways Nigeria, Hafeez Balogun at the launch of KQ Holidays in Nigeria.

Africans are used to travelling to other parts of the world, especially the West for education, medical tourism, for relaxation and shopping. But they seldom visit other African countries even though the continent is blessed with amazing wild life and landscapes that could wow ones experience and hold them spell bond for a life time. Continue reading

NCAA, IATA, Ethiopian Airlines, NANTA for Aviation Day @ AKWAABA

AkwaabaDG, NCAA, Capt. Usman Mukhtar, MD, International Services of Ethiopian Airline along with the Head of IATA Middle East and Africa, will be headlining this year’s Aviation Day at the 11th Akwaaba. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in line with its, objective to bring increased connectivity to Africa has partnered with Akwaaba to organize the Aviation day.  The event will hold on the 23rd of Nov, the 2nd day of Akwaaba from 10am. The event aims to stimulate valuable discussions by renowned industry players to address the lingering issue of connectivity in Africa.  Continue reading

South Africa to rescind Visa barriers

Derek+Hanekom+XXX..as inter Ministerial committee recommends review

 

Good news for foreign tourists – the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) tasked with reviewing South Africa’s immigration regulations has recommended that biometric visa applications be made on arrival in South Africa. Accredited international travel agents will be able to make visa applications on their clients’ behalf, negating the need for in-person applications. Continue reading

Airline Operators rake over N10 Billion in six months –NCAA

…Says Nigeria to sign BASA with 15 countries

 

By Friday Nwosu

 

NCAANigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority has disclosed that foreign and domestic carriers in the country’s aviation industry raked over 10 billion naira from ticket sales in six months. Director General of the country’s regulatory agency, Capt. Muhtar Usman made the disclosure while delivering a paper at the 21st League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) seminar with the theme: “Achieving a win-win Aviation Sector in Nigeria” at the agency’s annex in Lagos. Continue reading

Myths surrounding Oranmiyan Staff

OranmiyanIle-Ife is an ancient town with many historic tourist attractions,ranging  from the Palace of the Ooni in Enuwa, the Ife Museum and many others. One of the top attractions at Ile-Ife is the Oranmiyan Staff (Opa Oranmiyan). The staff is above 18 feet and has some intricate designs on it. It has myth, history and culture around it. It is a must-see for tourists. A visit to the ancient city of Ife would not be complete without seeing the staff. Continue reading