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Nigeria: Experts call for increase in flight size requirement before issuance of AOC

Aviation industry experts have urged the Federal Government to enforce a law requiring domestic airlines to have a minimum fleet size of 20 aircrafts before are given an Air Operators’ Certificate. The experts said that this would bolster operations and help entice more foreign investment. The proposal was made in a communiqué that was given at the conclusion of the Aviation Roundtable. “We urgently call for regulatory consolidation process that …

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Nigeria and Canada sign Air Service Agreement to bolster flight operations between two countries

An Air Service Agreement has been signed between Nigeria and Canada in a bid to bolster mutually beneficial flight operations between the two countries. Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement after the federal executive meeting. He said that the new agreement would improve commerce, air connectivity and welcome a new direction where flights originating from Nigeria can directly connect with Canada. Should the comments of the Aviation …

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to issue safety and security certificate to Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja is going to be issued its safety and security certificate by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), 15 years after its opening. Sources say that Nigeria’s aviation regulatory authority has given the said airports passing marks in security, safety and equipment, which paved the way for the upcoming certification, that began back in 2014. The regulatory agency was satisfied with several manuals forwarded …

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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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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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Nigeria’s Aviation Minister inaugurates task force to address airport regulatory issues

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika introduced an 11-member taskforce that would address regulatory issues at the airports. The inauguration was done compliance with the orders of Professor Yemi Osinbajo when he was the Acting President – that a committee should be put in place to focus on issues raised by the Airlines Operators of Nigeria (AON). Sirika said at the event that the taskforce’s mandates were: …

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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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