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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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Nigeria: House of Representatives asks NCAA to make sure passenger rights are respected by airlines

The House of Representatives has tasked the House Committee on Aviation to work with the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to make sure that passengers’ rights were respected by airlines operating in the country. The resolution came right after a motion that was filed by Tajudeen Yusuf called “Flagrant abuse of passengers’ rights by Nigerian Airline operators.” The motion talked about the consistent disregard and violation of passengers’ rights by …

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Nigeria: Airline operators call for level playing field in Single African Air Transport Market

Airline operators have requested the Federal Government to produce a level playing field for airlines that would allow the full benefits of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) Executive Chairman, Captain Nogie Meggison, remarked that Nigerian airlines could only take full advantage of the said policy if the government placed the onus on the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) to see to it that …

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Airline Operators of Nigeria reject proposed African open skies

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has spurned the proposed Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) and then, urged the Federal Government to not sign any treaty that would impact the future of Nigeria. Capt. Nogie Megisson, the Chairman of the AON, explained that the country needs to establish a policy that would aid local carriers first before even discussing the possibility of open skies. Megisson made the comments during …

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Nigerian Airspace Management Agency vows to improve safety profile of nation’s airspace

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Fola Akinkuotu, has pledged to airlines and other users of Nigerian airspace that his agency is hard at work in developing the safety profile of Nigerian aviation. With a year of also being the agency’s Chief Executive apart from being Managing Director, under his belt, Akinkuotu said that his administration is keen on continuing to propel the agency to “provide our …

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority threatens to shut down airports that do not meet regulatory standards

Airports in the African state of Nigeria that do not meet the regulatory standards that have been set would be shut down. This was the bold warning issued by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Muhtar Usman, who said that all airports, whether they are federal or owned by the state, must comply with the given standards set by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCAR)). Usman …

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Nigerian carriers’ plans to operate flights to US can spark healthy competition

The plans of two Nigerian carriers, Air Peace and MedView Airlines, to start operating flights to the United States next summer could pave the way for intense competition. The said route is currently being dominated by Delta Airlines The two carriers hold the belief that they can use the huge population of Nigerians who are living and have business in American cities such as Texas, Washington, New York, New Jersey …

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RwandAir given fifth freedom rights by Nigerian aviation authorities

RwandAir is set to expand its reach across the African continent after it was given fifth freedom rights by Nigerian aviation authorities. The bilateral airspace pact gives RwandAir permission to fly another route into Nigeria to Abuja, and also operate the Abuja-Yaoundé route without any restrictions. A statement from the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Transportation disclosed that the national carrier can now fly into Abuja, and also pick Yaoundé-bound travelers …

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