16 Nigerian airports dormant in 2014 – Report

Of the 20 airports being managed by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, four accounted for over 80 per cent of the domestic passenger traffic in the second and third quarters of 2014, the remaining 16 recorded little or no activity during the period under review. Latest figures as contained in the Nigerian Aviation Sector Summary Report for the two quarters showed that the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja; Port Harcourt Airport, Rivers State; and the Kaduna Airport handled the highest number of passenger traffic. Continue reading

NAAE Applauds NAVAIDS Calibration

By Friday Nwosu

 

Members of the National Association of Air Traffic Engineer (NAAE) have applauded the recent calibration of nine airports across the country by the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA). The association stated that the calibration of the airports has confirmed the serviceable state of navigational
equipment in the country in line with international standard requirement. Continue reading

FAAN deny agents entry into MMIA cargo terminal complex

By Friday Nwosu

 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday denied some cargo agents entry into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport cargo terminal for not having the On-Duty Card (ODC) issued by the authority. Speaking with newsmen in Lagos, the affected agents lamented that the main entrance into the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Ltd. Continue reading

Jet A1 scarcity: Arik losses US$9 million, scale down operations

By Friday Nwosu

 
ArikArik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier said the airline has lost an estimated US$ 9million dollar to the fuel scarcity that paralyzed domestic operations in the aviation industry, forcing it scale down its flight operations across the country. The airline said the scarcity of aviation fuel has made it scale down 20 per cent of its operations out of over 100 flights daily and alternatively fly to neighbouring West and Central African countries to source to aviation fuel at high rate to sustain its operations. Continue reading

FG acquires new Navaids for six airports

By Friday Nwosu

 
The Federal Government has approved the installation of new Navigational Aids in six airports in the country in order to ensure that airline operators and the travelling public continue to experience a safer sky. The managing director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Abdusalam Ibrahim who disclosed this at a chat with reporters in Lagos said the installations will boost operations in the country and create better, improved and safety of airspace. Continue reading

Nigeria’s Aviation Minister Berates Domestic carriers over poor service delivery

By Friday Nwosu

 

Nigeria’s Minister ofMr.-Osita-Chidoka-as-the-new-Minister-of-Aviation. Aviation Osita Chidoka has berated domestic carriers in the aviation industry over what he described as effective passengers service delivery mechanism by operators in the sector. Speaking at the eight anniversary and launch of Common User Passenger Processing System and upgrade of facilities at the terminal building of Murtala Muhammed Domestic Terminal 2 (MMA2), built and managed by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), he noted that passengers, processes and technology were key factors to make travel seamless for the passengers in the aviation industry. Continue reading

Illegal Appointment: FG sacks FAAN’s Director.

By Friday Nwosu

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Aviation has order the sack of the newly appointed Director of Finance and Account of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Tochukwu Bede Uchendu over protest by the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) that the appointment which was at the instance of the Minister was illegal. Continue reading

Nigeria CAA optimistic on PBN implementation

By Friday Nwosu

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that the country is making some progress in the implementation of the Performance Based Navigation (PBN), as specified by the international Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), under the Assembly’s Resolution 36/23 of 2007 for all contracting states. He said the agency had made some progress in the implementation roadmap of the PBN adding that Nigeria has the status of an Active Participating state in the African Flight Procedure Programme based in Dakar as one of the milestones of PBN. Continue reading

Aviation Unions shuts down SAHCOL

By Friday Nwosu

Nigerian Aviation Unions yesterday made good their threat by shutting down the operations of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL), one of the grand handling companies in the industry, following the organization’s failure to meet the unions demand. This is just as the National labour groups of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) have given the grand handling company a one week ultimatum to resolve all issues relating to the members of their affiliate or risk having facing the wrath of the labour groups nationally. The aviation unions under the aegis of National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), had on Thursday last week warned that it will not hesitated to mobilize its members in the organization to withdraw their services if SAHCOL fails to meet their demand of improve welfare packages. Continue reading