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

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