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