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Major Nigerian airports meet international safety standards

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos as well as the ones in Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt, have complied with the recommended international safety standards after an assessment that was conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Airport Council International (ACI). The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma, announced this positive development. The airports are to be given certification for …

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Nigerian Federal Government considering review of bilateral relations with other African nations

Nigeria’s Federal Government is mulling a review of its bilateral relations with several African countries that have not approved the operations of Nigerian airlines to destinations in their nations, while being allowed to fly to Nigeria. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) recently announced this development. Through the years, Nigeria has not been shy regarding their “Afrocentric” diplomatic philosophy, which gives concessions to other African countries by making it easier …

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Thousands of jobs can be created in Nigeria – IATA

Thousands of jobs can be created in Nigeria if the country take full advantage of the benefits offered by its growing aviation industry, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA has taken note of the sharp rise in business confidence in Nigeria and the subsequent economic growth in the region. IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa and Middle East, Muhammad Ali Albakris, had this to say in speech that was …

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United States FAA team to visit Nigeria for re-certification audit of NCAA

The United States Federal Aviation Administration will be sending a four-man team to Nigeria to administer a week-long re-certification audit on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). NCAA Spokesman Sam Adurogboye confirmed at a press briefing that the visit’s purpose was to re-validate the Category One safety rating on Nigeria. The team is composed of operations specialists, airworthiness specialists and an attorney, and is being led by Louis Alvarez, who …

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Private jet owners concerned over Nigerian CAA ruling against foreign registered aircrafts

Jet owners who are operating foreign registered planes are scrambling after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) ruled that they would not be allowed to operate after the six-month grace period given to deregister them. The NCAA has stood pat on its regulation, much to the dismay of some owners of these expensive planes, saying that the former is out to put them out of business. An owner who owns …

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Nigeria’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport to be upgraded after certification

Murtala Muhammed International Airport is set to be certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) after the validation of its safety standard by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The development comes after the Federal Airports Authority of Nigerian (FAAN) met all the conditions for the certification. Nigeria has the highest passenger traffic in West and Central Africa and ought to operate as a hub of the sub-regions. However, …

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Nigerians oblivious to their air passenger rights – NCAA

In spite of the fact that the passenger Bill of Rights was instituted specifically to secure the quality of Travel and Consumer rights of passengers, Nigerians remain in the dark when it comes to these matters. This was the assessment of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director General Captain Murtah Usman who said that this is almost always the case when Nigerian air passengers are left stranded by an …

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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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