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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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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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