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Ghana mulling awarding 9th Freedom rights to Nigeria

The administration of Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has bared plans to liberalize its Freedoms of the Air some more as it aims to expand the country’s position as a key aviation hub in West Africa. While it already offers 5th Freedom traffic rights to numerous foreign carriers through Accra Kotka International Airport, Deputy Minister of Aviation Kwabena Okyere Darko divulged plans to earmark full-cabotage or 9th Freedom (defined as the …

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Nigeria’s Acting President pledges to address issues plaguing aviation sector

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has vowed to address the issues that are keeping the country’s aviation sector from growth and development. Osinbajo made the vow in a meeting with a delegation of Airline Chief Executives of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) in his office in Abuja over the weekend. The challenges that were identified include insufficient supply and high prices of aviation fuel, difficulty in accessing forex, non-establishment …

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Nigeria commits to participating in CORSIA

Nigeria has confirmed their participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) global market-based measure (MBM): Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), which will commence its pilot phase in 2021. This was relayed by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director-General Muhtar Usman in a correspondence that was sent to ICAO. Usman said that the Nigerian State Action Plan on mitigation of CO2 emissions passed in 2015 was …

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, ICAO, train aviation safety inspectors

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has worked together with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to train and endorse 20 aviation safety inspectors (ASI) of the regulatory body, during a Government Safety Inspectors’ (GSI) airworthiness course that was held at the NCAA Training Center. NCAA Spokesman Sam Adurogboye said in a statement that the course was to ensure that ASIs would develop additional proficiency in the processes and procedures …

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Nigeria – NCAA to comply with Federal Government’s executive orders at airports

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has placed sufficient measures to ensure the complete compliance with the Federal Government’s Executive Order (EO) at airports. Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN) signed three comprehensive orders to facilitate business, hasten budget submissions and promote Nigerian-made products. In order to ease business, NCAA Director General Captain Muhtar Usman has ordered all Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) to carefully look at the level of compliance with …

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NCAA to hold talks with EU regarding ban on Med-View Airline

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) would be holding talks with the European Union Air Safety Committee (ASC) of the European Commission (EC) to discuss the lifting of the ban of Med-View Airline. NCAA spokesperson Sam Adurogboye said that the agency is willing to go the full mile to resolve all discrepancies that would lead to the lifting of the said ban. Med-View Airline was banned last week from operating …

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Ethiopian Airlines denies collecting unauthorized charges from Nigerian travelers

Ethiopian Airlines has denied collecting a refundable deportation fee from Nigerians headed to South Africa, just days after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) warned that sanctions might be in order if they continued to do so. Ikechi Uko, a media consultant to Ethiopian Airlines, said that many passengers had not been allowed entry to South African by immigration officials for numerous reasons, Furthermore, passengers were also troubled during their …

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Nigeria orders Ethiopian Airlines to stop collecting unauthorized charges

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has asked Ethiopian Airlines to put a stop to their collection of unauthorized charges. NCAA General Manager of Public Relations Sam Adurogboye signed the directive. These unauthorized charges ranged from $75 to $150, and were called “refundable deportation fee,” said the NCAA official. Adurogboye divulged that all South Africa-bound passengers flying with Ethiopian Airlines are forced to pay this amount before boarding. He noted …

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Nigerian government committed to boosting aviation security

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, voiced out the Federal Government’s intentions to equip their aviation security (AVSEC) for optimum performance. Sirika made the announcement during the graduation of 35 Nigerian aviation security Master Trainers by the United Nations Counter Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), on Friday in Nigerian capital of Abuja. Sirika explained that the decision of the government to boost aviation security has led for the resolution of …

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Benin, Mozambique carriers taken off Air Safety List, can now fly to EU nations

Carriers from Benin and Mozambique have been removed from the European Union Air Safety List while the European Commission added one each from Nigeria and Zimbabwe during the latest update. The Air Safety List now includes 181 airlines in countries outside the EU that are either barred or kept from flying to member nations because of safety or regulation issues. “I am glad that we are able to take all …

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