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Airline Operators of Nigeria advises holding off on signing of African Continental Free Trade Area

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has recommended to the Federal Government that they first hold off on signing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Treaty. The pact was slated for signing by African Heads of States on March 21–22 in Kigali, Rwanda. The AON issued its recommendation after the recent signing of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), which African leaders sanctioned in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on …

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Nigerian Airlines urged to take advantage of SAATM

The CEO of IRS Airlines, Alhaji Isiyaku Rabiu, has urged Nigerian airlines to make the most out of the full implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), stating that despite the growing pains, the landmark policy would be a boon for domestic carriers. However, Rabiu inserted that in order for Nigeria to really take advantage of the accord, the federal government has to review the taxes and charges …

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Nigerian federal government calls for comprehensive audit of Dana Airlines

Nigeria’s federal government is concerned over the recent spate of accidents involving Dana Airlines and has ordered a comprehensive audit of the carrier. The federal government came to the decision after an exhaustive seven-hour Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House in the nation’s capital of Abuja. In a span of two weeks, Dana Airlines was at the center of two near-tragic air incidents. The first one was …

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Nigeria retains FAA Category 1 status

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Carriers from Nigeria will be able to operate direct flights to the United States after the country retained its Category One status from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Nigeria was able to attain the feat after it passed the safety audit of its civil aviation industry that was conducted by a team from the FAA last year. The positive result was relayed to Nigeria three months later. It initially …

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Aviation stakeholders remain divided over Single African Skies

The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) has gained a lot of attention from stakeholders in the African aviation industry and at the world stage. The initiative has been around for a while now but only gathered steal after the regulators’ insistence to force-feed the plan to African carriers, which included that of Nigeria. In turn, the regulators along with local airlines and their respective governments are expected to get …

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Nigeria: House of Representatives call for audit of commercial aircrafts to bolster air safety

Nigeria’s House of Representatives made a call for the investigation and the carrying out of a critical audit of all registered aircrafts in the country. This development came off the motion for the “Establishment of Technical and Operational Status of Nigerian Registered Commercial Aircrafts to Boost the Safety, Protection as well as Confidence of Passengers Flying the Nigerian Airspace” by Abubakar Amuda-Kannike G. Amuda-Kannike let his colleagues know that fulfillment …

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Nigeria: Federal Government installs measures to enhance security of aviation industry

Nigeria’s Federal Government is ramping up its efforts to build confidence in the country’s aviation industry by implementing more measures to bolster safety and security for all stakeholders. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this clear in a statement that was issued by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, James Odaudu. Sirika made the remarks in the wake of the accident that involved …

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Nigeria: FAAN calls for synergy among security agencies across airports

The Director of Aviation Security of the Federal Airports Authority of a Nigeria (FAAN), Group Captain Usman Abubakar Sadiq (Rtd), has called for cooperation between the various security agencies across all airports in the country to tackle the numerous security breach incidents. Sadiq stressed that sharing information is a foremost priority if they are to resolve the security issues. He added that no security agency can possibly work alone or …

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US FAA revalidates Nigeria’s Category 1 Safety Status

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently revalidated Nigeria’s Category 1 Safety Status eight years after it was first issued. The safety status of the African nation was revalidated just a few months after a successful audit was conducted of the Nigeria’s aviation industry. A high-ranking official from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) confirmed the said development, saying that a letter was sent to the NCAA, informing them …

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Nigeria: Delta yet to inform Accident Investigation Bureau regarding emergency landing

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) had yet to receive any information from Delta Airlines regarding the emergency landing its Atlanta-bound flight made earlier this week at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. AIB Commissioner, Akin Olateru, declared that the airline’s action was a clear breach of Nigeria’s aviation laws and regulations. Delta Air Lines Flight 55 which was travelling from Lagos to Atlanta, took off at around 10.50 pm …

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