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    Aviation Union Urges FG To Install Critical Safety Equipment

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    The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) has raised an alarm over alleged inability of government to release the needed fund for the purchase and installation of critical safety instrument that would boost safety of aircraft operations in the nation’s aviation industry. In a letter to the aviation minister, Osita Chidoka, with…

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    Air Fares Crash As Airlines Increase Capacity

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    Air travellers are having the best of times as airlines now charge lower fares to destinations in the country following increased capacity as new airlines start flight operations in the nation’s domestic airline market. Investigations by our correspondent showed that passengers can pay as low as N10, 000 to undertake trips to some destinations within…

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    Nigerian Aviation To Grow By 5% In 20 years

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    The air transport industry in Nigeria is estimated to grow by five per cent in the next 20 years due to increase in demands that will enable airlines contribute about $.4 billion and 61,000 jobs to Nigeria’s economy. Presenting a paper entitled: ‘Sustainable Aircraft Maintenance Hangar the Imperative for the Nigerian Aviation Industry,’ at the…

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    Arik Air Airlifts 16m Passengers In 8yrs

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    Arik Air said it has carried 15, 513, 407 passengers during the eight years of its existence. The airline which marked its eight year anniversary in Lagos yesterday listed some of its achievements to include expansion of its fleet, improved route network, and foray into the international market, even as the airline plans to commence…

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    Arik Air, Foundation Partner To Fight Sickle Cell Anaemia

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    Arik Air, West Africa’s largest carrier, has announced an initiative to help reduce the sufferings, pains and sorrows of people with sickle cell disorder in Nigeria by joining forces with the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria to combat the condition. The initiative is in the form of in-flight donation whereby Arik Air will support the Sickle…

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    FAAN Committed To Improved Security Processes At Airports

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    The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that it is improving security processes across the 22 airports owned by the federal government through installation of safety and security equipment. The managing director of FAAN, Mr Sale Dunoma, stated this in a message to the Airports Council International (ACI), Africa Regional Assembly, hosted by…

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    FAAN Records One Million Passenger Movements At Lagos Airport

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    The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it recorded a passenger movement of about 1, 007, 823 passengers who passed through the remodeled Domestic Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, between January and August 2014. FAAN said the terminal has become passenger’s choice after its remodelling, adding that the figure was expected…

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    NCAA Lists Economic Benefits Of Top Aviation Rating

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    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has listed the benefits of the retaining the aviation industry’s Category one (CAT) certification by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (USFAA). The acting director-general of the NCAA, Mr Benedict Adeyileka, who disclosed this in Lagos at the weekend during a press briefing, said the economic benefits were numerous,…

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    FG Urged To Investigate Cash-For-Arms Deal

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    An Association of Muslim women in business and the professions, The Criterion, has called on the federal government to conduct a thorough investigation into the cash-for-arms scandal with a private jet belonging to the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Ayo Oritsejafor. The association, in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos,…

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    Nigeria Retains Top Air Safety Rating

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    The Nigerian aviation industry has retained the Category One Certification status issued by the United States of America’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), thus retaining its top rating in aviation safety. The Category One Certification gives indigenous airlines access to fly directly to the United States and vice versa. Minister of aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, who…

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