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Aviation experts looking for smarter, more stringent aviation policies for Africa

Aviation experts from across the African continent and beyond, are looking for smarter and more stern aviation policies that would help facilitate the growth of the airline industry in the region. The delegates were part of the opening of the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) for African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and its summit at the Rwandan capital of Kigali. The AGA and the summit is the biggest air transport gathering …

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IATA points out top agenda for African aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has pinpointed five urgent areas of concern that must be addressed properly to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are: enhancing safety efforts, enabling airlines to improve intra-Africa connectivity, unblocking airline funds, avoiding air traffic management re-fragmentation and over-investment and ensuring that Africa has the professionals it needs to support the industry’s growth. At the moment, aviation currently backs 6.8 million …

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International aeropolitics hindering foreign route expansion plans of Nigerian airlines—Air Peace Limited Chairman

 Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema, claimed that plans of Nigerian airlines to expand their foreign routes were being undercut by international aeropolitics. Onyema made the bold statement during the formal turnover of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Membership Certificate to Air Peace by IATA’s Area Manager, South-West Africa, Samson Fatokun, in Lagos. Onyema said that it was regrettable that some European and Western countries whose carriers operate in Nigeria, …

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Nigeria’s aviation rules barely being obeyed—Arik Air Receiver Manager

Arik Air Receiver-Manager, Oluseye Opasanya, claimed that Nigeria’s airline industry was being governed by rules and regulations that are often not followed. He pinpointed one of the issues he had to tackle when he was tapped by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to become the Receiver-Manager of Arik Air, was “tracing documentation that is reliable.” Opasanya spoke at a seminar in Lagos that was conducted by the Aviation …

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Zimbabwe’s aviation regulator to tighten security

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has vowed to consistently adjust the national aviation security protocol to better combat emerging threats and meet the nation’s aviation security goals. With various threats— hijacking of flights, cyber terrorism and chemical attacks—menacing the aviation industry, the CAAZ announced that it has given more significance to establishing an efficient aviation security regulatory framework and the application of recommended global standards. CAAZ Chief Aviation …

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Ghana and Egypt to form partnership in aviation industry

Ghana’s Aviation Minister Abena Dapaah announced that her country and Egypt would be working together in the aviation industry. She mentioned that apart from the technical aspect, areas like training of cabin crew, ground handling and safety would also be given priority. Dapaah made the pivotal announcement when she met Egyptian Minister of Aviation, Sherif Fathi Attia, before the start of the African Air-show. She emphasized that the staging of …

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Nigeria: NCAA chief urges need to develop regional and global air navigation plans

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director-General, Captain Muhtar Usman, harped on the need for aviation officials in his country to develop and apply plans that are in line with regional and global air navigation plans, to attain demand and capacity balance within a reasonable level of safety performance. The move by the NCAA boss is in line with the forecast of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International …

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Nigeria needs to invoke bilateral reciprocity clause – Medview Airlines Managing Director

Nigeria needs to invoke the reciprocity clause if it wants indigenous airlines to keep to the bilateral agreements it had signed with over 75 nations, assessed Medview Airlines Managing Director Muneer Bankole. Not doing so would leave countries, whose airlines are enjoying flight frequencies to Nigeria, to erect barriers in the way of indigenous carriers that are assigned to fly to them. Bankole spoke of means that these countries have …

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Rwanda CAA and AviAssist Foundation partner to launch Safety Promotion Center

The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) and the AviAssist Foundation has teamed up to launch the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre (ASPC) Rwanda. Formalized at AviaDev – the air service development event for Africa – the collaboration is geared to establish a mutually beneficial long-term association in capacity building on aviation safety skills as well as business and leadership skills at the ASPC in Rwanda. The ASPC-Rwanda is designed to become …

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COMESA member states asked to hasten completion of infrastructure projects

Member countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have been asked to accelerate the completion of existing infrastructure projects to spark regional trade and commerce. The push was made during the 10th Joint Meeting of the Committees on Transport and Communications, Information Technology and Energy held in Lusaka Zambia last week. COMESA secretariat officials said that member states needed to make choices that will help quicken …

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