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Aviation Round Table asks Nigerian Federal Government to halt foreign airlines from having multiple entry points

Aviation Round Table (ART) President, Gbenga Olowo, has urged the Nigerian Federal Government to stop foreign carriers from having numerous entry points. Speaking from the Nigerian city of Lagos, Olowo appealed to the government to examine Nigeria’s Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) with other countries He said the agreements, which had stimulated foreign airlines, to fly into Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu International airports, respectively, were not extended …

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Nigerian CAA certifies Murtala Muahmmed International Airport

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has certified Nigeria’s busiest airport – the Murtala Muahmmed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos – after it found that it met global safety and security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). MMIA however, won’t be the last as three more are the follow in the coming weeks. These are the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Mallam Aminu Kano International …

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Nigerian aviation regulator says international safety rating not at risk

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announced that the country’s international safety rating remains intact after an audit that was conducted by the United States Federal Aviation Authority. The NCAA said that the exercise that was done in August, highlighted the crucial elements of aviation legislation, regulation, organization, technical staff, quality and training, technical guidance tools, licensing certification, approval, continuous surveillance and resolution of safety concerns. The NCAA’s General Manager, …

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US FAA gives Nigerian airlines ultimatum to resolve security issues

Nigerian airlines have been given a 65-day ultimatum by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to find a solution to their security issues or risk being banned from flying into the United States. An FAA delegation recently conducted an audit for the renewal of Nigeria’s Category 1 status and handed down the ultimatum on August 24. The FAA, from time to time, sends teams to countries they have bilateral agreements …

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Nigeria airports unable to meet FAA standards during audit

Nigeria’s major airports were unable to match security and safety standards during an audit that was conducted by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the renewal of Nigeria’s Category 1 safety status. The FAA team gave Nigeria 65 days to address the airports’ infrastructure deficiencies, especially in the key area of safety and security. The development is a loss for Nigeria as their aircrafts are now barred from flying …

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Nigeria to join fight against carbon emissions in 2021

Nigeria has expressed their willingness to join other nations in the fight against carbon (CO2) emissions in the global aviation industry by 2021. The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has said that they already forwarded action plans on CO2 emissions mitigation measures and Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Economic and Community of West …

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Nigerian Aviation Minister vows Nigeria won’t be a weak link in global aviation security

Nigeria’s Minister of State Aviation Hadi Sirika has vowed to the international community that his country will not be a weak link in global aviation security. Sirika pledged this during the ministerial conference on aviation security in Egypt, that is centered on the theme “Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP): The Roadmap to Foster Aviation Security in Africa and the Middle East.” He also emphasized the Nigerian government’s commitment to raise …

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United States FAA begins evaluation of Nigeria aviation industry’s safety status

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has already started with their re-assessment of the safety status of Nigeria’s aviation industry and its level of compliance with international standards. Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director-General Muhtar Usman shared this development and expressed hope that his country would pass with flying colors, emphasizing that the NCAA was raring to retain the Category One it received in 2010. This achievement allowed Nigerian registered …

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US Federal Aviation Administration to visit Nigeria and examine country’s civil aviation industry

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is slated to visit Nigeria later this month to review the country’s civil aviation industry. The move comes three years after the FAA carried out a similar mission. This time, the FAA team would be led by Louis Alvarez, Louis Vanstroy (Operations Specialist), Benjamin Garrido (Airworthiness Specialist) and Jeffrey Klang (Attorney). The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) General Manager for Public Affairs, Sam …

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IATA urges Africa to invest in airport infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appealed to Africa to commit more resources to developing airport infrastructure, which would help improve air safety. The global regulator also pushed for African authorities to invest more in the training of technical aviation personnel to improve the quality of industry knowledge and expertise. The IATA stated that the growth and development of air transportation on the continent relied on the improvement of human …

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