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

Pilot Foils Stowaway Attempt At Lagos Airport

By Friday Nwosu
StowawayAnother stowaway attempt made by a 25-year-old man yesterday has been uncovered by an airline pilot at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 in Lagos. The man was arrested while attempting to stowaway on board a Medview Airline aircraft before he was spotted by the pilot. According to information gathered, the man had successfully hid himself in the tyre compartment of the aircraft which was ready for taxing.

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Travellers Begin Search for Top 100 Hotels in Lagos

TOP 100 HOTELSAs Lagos expands as one of Africa’s most important city with a population of 21 million and a middle class of 4 million people, there is a need to assess the quality of hospitality and its competitiveness. To this end, Travellers Magazine is compiling a list of the Top 100 Hotels in Lagos to be published in November 2015 edition. Continue reading

Nigeria’s Bristow Helicopter crash in Lagos Lagoon

By Friday Nwosu

 

An helicopter belonging to one of Nigeria’s helicopter service companies, Bristow Helicopter has crashed into a lagoon at Oworonshoki area of Lagos State. The helicopter with registration number 5N-5BDG-760540 enroute one of the nation’s oil rig was scheduled to land in Lagos at 15.35pm. The helicopter was said to be carrying twelve passengers on board including crew members when it plunged into the lagoon. Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) confirmed the crash via email to aviation reporters but was silent on the number of casualties. Continue reading

Emirates B777 grounded after it collides with a stationary aircraft in Lagos

EmiratesCalamity was on Monday night averted at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos when an Emirates aircraft, Boeing 777-200 with over 300 passengers onboard had a ground collision with an aircraft parked at the apron wing of the airport. The incident occurred at around 9:30pm when the aircraft was taxing to the take-off point for departure from the country to Dubai. The Emirates aircraft, with the flight number EK782 Lagos to Dubai had its right hand wingtip with contact with the tail of a Hak Air aircraft parked at the apron of the airport. Continue reading