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Ghana overtakes Nigeria in regional aviation hub as economy grows 8.5% in 2017

Ghana Aviation

Investigations by Business Hilights Ghana Bureau chief during the first quarter of 2018 has shown that Kotoka International Airport, Accra now has the highest operations of international airlines, thus relegating Nigeria’s Lagos and Abuja international airports to second fiddles. This is as the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) disclosed that the economy jumped provisionally by 8.5 percent in 2017 compared to ...

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Be careful on your takeoff, landing, NCAA warns airlines over rainy season

NCAA

In view of the deadly hazards associated with flight operations during the rainy season, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued a weather alert to all pilots and airline operating the country to raise their level of compliance to aviation safety standards henceforth. According to the federal agency, “the alert became imperative as the onset of the rainy season ...

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Probe rising disparities in air traffic figures, earnings in aviation agencies—Ojikutu

Amaechi Seriika

In the last 10 years, there had been serious cases of traffic figures differentials among Nigeria aviation agencies leading to loses of government revenues and even erosion of confidence in the sector by prospective investors. In an interview with the Secretary General of the Aviation Safety Round-table Initiative (ASRTI), Group Capt John Ojikutu (rtd), he made it clear that the ...

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Six months on, concession of 4 airports yet to have framework, business case

FAAN

More than six months after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the concession of Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt Airports, indications have emerged showing that a business case upon which the concessioning framework will stand is yet to be developed and ratified by the National Council on Privatisation (NCP). The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had on September 10, 2017, ...

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Nigeria aviation retains US, FAA Category One Status in air safety

NCAA

By the United States leading aviation agency standard, Nigeria is safe to fly in. this was the verdict of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in their report of a recent re-certification audit conducted on its aviation facilities. Business Hilights recalls that a team of auditors from the FAA had visited Nigeria for the audit of the safety status ...

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FG opens up on plans to review Dana, other airlines safety details

Serika

The recent back-to-back air related incidents that engulfed Dana Air last two weeks, the Federal Government has said that it will beam its searchlight on Dana Air and other airlines operating in the country to ensure that Nigerians travelling by air are safe. Whereas two weeks, one of the emergency exit door of Dana Air fall off on landing, the ...

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Anxiety as only 3 airlines are considered financially stable

NCAA

More knocks are still emerging for the recently sealed SAATM deal by African Heads of Governments as out of eight struggling airlines in Nigeria, only three can be said to be financial stable. According to the spokesman for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr.  Sam Adurogboye, “About 45 airlines floated by Nigerians have gone bust in the last 30 ...

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Early signals of losing out in Single Africa Air Transport Market emerge

Amaechi Seriika

Rather than innovative synergy between the federal government and Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) on how best Nigerian airlines will play take advantage of the liberalisation of African airspace, known as Single Africa Air Transport Market (SAATM), both parties in less than one month of the deal have started fighting themselves in the public. Only last week, the Minister of ...

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Certifying a troubled aircraft, setting up probe panel not reconcilable–Expert

Dana exit door

A US based aviation expert, Dr. Abel Johnson has frowned at the handling of the Dana Air fallen exit door incident, saying, “it is professionally wrong; safety wise to hurriedly certify an accidented aircraft safe within few hours and turnaround to set up a probe panel on the same plane that has been certified airworthy”. In an international telephone interview ...

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2017: TB Joshua’s SCOAN, others raise N13.3bn for FG in Security Levy —NCAA

TB Joshua

More reasons why the federal government in mid-last year pleaded with the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua not to relocate to Israel have emerged. The story Fresh report from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has shown that the federal government pocketed not less than N13,325,113,500 as security levy from outbound international passengers in ...

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