Arik Air adjusts Schedule to cope with Aircraft maintenance

Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline has carried out adjustment on its scheduled operations to cope with the exigencies of its aircraft that are on mandatory maintenance. The airline’s fleet has witnessed a reduction in number in the last two weeks due to the fact that some aircraft have been flown overseas to Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) in Europe. Continue reading

Nigeria’s Policy On Aviation Killing Airlines – Dana COO

Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Dana Air is one of the knowledgeable Chief Executive Officer (CEOs) in the Nigerian aviation industry, having spent all his life as aviation practitioner. In this interview with OLUSEGUN KOIKI, he talks about the controversial wet-lease agreement with Asky Air, Nigeria aviation policies and the charges imposed on the airlines by the agencies, among others. Excerpts: Continue reading

Nigerian Airports Record 41,745 Flight Delays

Nigerian airports recorded 36,350 domestic and 5,395 international flight delays in 2018. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in its executive summary published on its website. The records showed that two leading domestic airlines – Air Peace and Arik Air – topped the list of domestic flight delay. 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