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Ryanair levies £5 charge to put suitcase in overhead locker

Airline says charge will speed up boarding but consumer groups fear insurance problems Ryanair giveth and Michael O’Leary taketh away. A little over four years since the Irish airline allowed passengers to carry a second bag on board, passengers were on Monday getting

Helicopter for utility work crashes into field, killing 2

STONY RIDGE, Ohio (Fox News) - A utility company helicopter has crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two people on board. A witness reported the crash around midday Monday just south of the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County. The county sheriff's

Airbus A380, Once the Future of Aviation, May Cease Production

A380’s Days May Be Numbered, Airbus Says The days may be numbered for the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Airbus, the European aerospace group that makes the A380 superjumbo, said on Monday that it would have to end production of the plane if

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

A Boeing 737-800 of Turkey's Pegasus Airlines after skidding off the runway downhill towards the sea at the airport in Trabzon, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated

West Africa airlines to save $1bn yearly on Aircraft maintenance

Lagos (Punch) - Stakeholders in the aviation industry have said that Nigerian and West African airlines could save billions of dollars annually on aircraft maintenance with the establishment of Aero Contractors’ Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility at the Murtala Muhammed Airport,

Air France denies involvement in bid to take over Alitalia

An Air France Boeing 787-9 scale model is seen in Paris, France January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Paris (Reuters) - Air France on Saturday denied that it had made an offer to buy the struggling airline Alitalia, a day after an Italian

IATA confirms healthy airfreight growth for November

Cargo Plane The results are in for November and, as expected, IATA reported that growth in the airfreight industry picked up substantially with the move into peak season, with freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) increasing by 8.8 percent, year-over-year, for the month. While

Brussels Airport’s 2017 cargo handle up 8.3 percent from 2016

For most airports, 2017 was a very good year for cargo. But at Brussels Airport (BRU), which reported its total 2017 cargo handle at 535,634 tonnes, for an increase of 8.3 percent, year-over-year, 2017 represented the biggest surge in volume

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport To undergo Transformation

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Nairobi - The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is set to undergo a major transformation in the next 100 days to streamline and smoothen its operations. The revelation was made during an impromptu visit by three

Kenya Airways CEO sees 10 percent revenue bump from direct U.S. flights

Nairobi (Reuters) - Kenya Airways expects its daily direct flights to the United States that it launches for the first time in October to boost annual revenue by 10 percent from 2019, the chief executive said on Thursday. The carrier, which is

Air Namibia Achieves Average Load Factor of 73 Percent During Festive Season

Windhoek (New Era) — An expected slowdown in corporate travellers during the festive season still saw Air Namibia achieve an average load factor of 73 percent on all its flights, domestically, regionally and internationally, which the national carrier describes as

Air Cargo: Ethiopian Airlines to lease first 2 AEI 737-800 P2F freighters from GECAS

Ethiopian Airlines' 737-800 freighter Ethiopian Cargo, the cargo division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, will lease the first two 737-800 freighters converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), from aviation leasing and financing company GECAS. The first delivery is set for June

Airline passengers stranded in Boston say they were threatened with arrest if they didn’t delete videos from phones

Logan International Airport Boston Passengers made to sit on the tarmac at Boston Logan International Airport for around two hours say they were forced to delete videos of the incident from their phones by an airline staff member, who also

Boeing set to top Airbus with record 763 jets in 2017

New York (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Tuesday it delivered an industry-record 763 jetliners in 2017, likely beating European rival Airbus SE (AIR.PA) to retain the title of world's biggest plane maker. Boeing also booked 912 net new aircraft

Massive New York airport delays put federal rule in focus

Federal officials are looking into whether any airlines will be fined over long tarmac delays that occurred over the weekend at New York’s Kennedy Airport. By one estimate, there were a dozen or more international flights that landed at JFK and

Rival airlines Emirates, Etihad step closer with security pact

Etihad Airways headquarters is seen in Abu Dhabi March 3, 2014. REUTERS/ Stringer DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates and Etihad Airways signed a security pact on Monday to share information and intelligence, the first agreement between the two rival airlines based in

Nigeria loses N25b to Saudi airline in Hajj airlift quota

Abuja (The Guardian) - Saudi Arabian airline, Flynas, will earn about N25 billion off the Nigerian air travel market in this year’s Hajj airlifting. The disclosure followed a controversial 50 percent quota approved recently by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria

Nigeria Risks Losing Safety Aviation Certifications Over Breaches at Lagos Airport Runway

Nigeria’s status in global aviation may be downgraded if it is confirmed that bandits access the runway of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and burgle taxiing airplanes, and the government is doing little to permanently stop the breach. First,

Planes collide on Toronto airport tarmac, fire prompts evacuation

WestJet says one of its flights, inbound from Cancun, Mexico, with 168 passengers and a crew of six, was stationary and waiting to go to a gate when it was struck by a Sunwing aircraft moving back from a gate. Two

Med-View resumes flights on Lagos-London-Dubai routes

Mediview Airline Lagos -Med-View Airline has announced the resumption of normal flights on its Lagos-London and Lagos-Abuja-Dubai routes. The airline also apologized to its passengers, who were affected by operational hitches between December 22 and 27, 2017. Med-View’s Chief Executive Officer, Muneer

Nigerian Airlines lose 50% flight operations, revenue to local harmattan haze

Lagos Local Airport Lagos -(The Guardian) Local airlines have lost about 50 percent of flight operations due to poor visibility occasioned by the seasonal harmattan haze.Though air travel is usually at its peak during Yuletide, operators couldn’t optimise most of their

Abuja: Why Abuja Airport Terminal is yet to be completed

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja Abuja - The new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja which was due for completion last year is still undergoing construction due to the absence of electricity and other challenges. This is been revealed as

Airbus delivered over 700 jets in 2017, met target: sources

FILE PHOTO: An Airbus logo is pictured during the delivery of the new Airbus A380 aircraft to Singapore Airlines at the French headquarters of aircraft company Airbus in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau   LONDON - European planemaker

Ryanair applies for UK licence to shore up routes before Brexit

DUBLIN - Ryanair recently applied for a British air operating licence in a move it said on Tuesday may be required to keep its small domestic UK service operating in the event of a hard Brexit.   Flying rights are currently governed by

Tiny Bird Found In Cockpit Forces Delta Flight To Make A U-Turn

A Delta pilot travelling from Detroit to Atlanta returned to the airport when he found a small-winged creature flapping around his large-winged aircraft on Saturday. Flight 1943 from Detroit Metropolitan Airport departed around 11 a.m. ET, according to Flight Stats, but landed at the same airport roughly an

Air Force Could Test “Flying Aircraft Carriers” as Early as Next Year

Or at least they will be if DARPA - the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - has anything to say about it. As we learned this week from our friends at the Navy Times, DARPA is moving ahead on its effort to create

Airlines in Nigeria blame poor landing equipment for flight delays, cancellations

Murtala Mohammed International Airport Ikeja Lagos - Airlines in Nigeria have come out strongly to blame the poor takeoff and landing equipment in the country's airports for the flight delays and cancellations experienced in the last two weeks. Airline Operators of Nigeria

Emirates SkyCargo’s pharma investments pay off in record volumes for 2017

Emirate Sky Cargo Dubai - Emirates SkyCargo wrapped up a year of record volumes and expansion, carrying 2.5 million tonnes of freight this year across its global network. The carrier’s president, Tim Clark, commented that despite challenging market conditions, the carrier had successfully implemented

Boeing unveils a drone capable of landing on an aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats up

Boeing’s MQ-25 drone is designed to provide the U.S. Navy with refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters. (Boeing photo by Eric Shindelbower) Boeing recently offered

BA owner IAG to buy Austrian airline Niki for €20m

British Airways owner IAG says it is to purchase the insolvent Austrian holiday airline Niki for €20m ($24m). IAG said that it would also provide additional liquidity to the company of up to €16.5m. Niki was previously owned by Air Berlin, which

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Innoson vehicles provide Nigerian Army the Logistics to fight terrorism

To make good on its promise, the Nigerian Army has started taking delivery of some of the vehicles it has ordered from Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company, a local vehicle manufacturer, which the Army has configured fit for deployment for its

Airline passengers stranded in Boston say they were threatened with arrest if they didn’t delete videos from phones

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Rival airlines Emirates, Etihad step closer with security pact

Nigeria Risks Losing Safety Aviation Certifications Over Breaches at Lagos Airport Runway

Air Force Could Test “Flying Aircraft Carriers” as Early as Next Year

Boeing unveils a drone capable of landing on an aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats up

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UK’s newest, most expensive aircraft carrier needs repair

Lockheed hits 2017 F-35 delivery target despite production hiccups

U.S., Mexico launch border-crossing cargo pilot

Aero Contractor Bounces Back, Recalls 120 Redundant Workers

Germany: Suspicious package part of extort plot aimed at DHL

Nigeria Customs Win Big on Smuggling War, Intercepts 506 Bags of Imported Rice

Nigerian firm uses web-based solutions to Safe-guard mobile and fixed assets for organizations

Uber accused of using ex-CIA agents as spies

Boeing books order for 2 new Air Force One 747 Jumbo jets

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Nigeria imports dirty fuel one year after ban

One year after the Federal Government banned the importation of dirty fuels into the country as part of efforts to curb the environmental impact of vehicle emissions, the country has yet to enforce the ban. Imagine your Ad placed here The enforcement of the ban

Kenya Government shuts down fuel stations selling adulterated fuel

Nairobi - The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of Kenya has shut down ten fuel stations across the country that were found selling adulterated fuel. The move comes after the regulator conducted tests towards the end of 2017 where 17 stations turned out non-compliant

Why Nigerians May Not Buy Petrol At N145 Anytime Soon

Abuja - Vehicles queuing for petrol as scarcity of the commodity persists in on Monday, December 18, 2017 (Premium Times) - The desire of Nigerians in many cities to buy petrol at N145 per litre may not materialize anytime soon, an

Fuel crisis: Travellers stranded amid anguish, pains in Delta ahead Christmas

  Current transport fare from Lagos to other parts of Nigeria skyrocket Warri and Lagos Nigeria (Tribune) - IT’S a weekend of more pains and anguish – trademarks of the ongoing harsh fuel crisis in Delta State – as prices of petrol,

KPC assures of enough fuel to last through festive season

Fuel Tankers line up to Refill at the Kisumu Oil Depot Kenyans have been assured of sufficient fuel reserves to ensure their movements are not interrupted during the busy holidays. The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) on Friday said fuel depots across the country

Petrol pump price hits N250 per litre

DPR forces NNPC mega station to dispense product Petrol pump price has hit N250 per litre in some states in Nigeria The DPR has, however, forced NNPC mega station to dispense product The federal government had promised that fuel

Lagosians forge access roads as fuel crisis worsen, create chaotic traffic

Motorists create several traffic lanes to beat logjam and got stuck along Epe-Lagos expressway   Fuel queues cause total break down of traffic laws Lekki Epe expressway blocked at VGC junction Access to Lagos from the Epe-Lagos highway was blocked as

NNPC petroleum products distribution, sale increase by 29% as PENGASSAN suspends strike

PENGASSAN suspends strike amid long queues at fuel stations Oil workers meet govt in Jan, NNPC cautions against panic buying DPR seals off 12 filling stations in Borno, Yobe Abuja, Lagos - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) distributed and

Fuel Queues return to Lagos, persist in Abuja

Commuters queues to get fuel at Filling Station   The lingering petrol scarcity in many parts of the country grew worse on Sunday in Lagos, Abuja, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states as many filling stations were shut, The Punch newspaper reported. The closure

Nigeria to end Fuel scarcity in 48 hours, oil minister promises governors

Abuja - Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday, promised the National Economic Council, consisting of state governors, that the fuel scarcity being witnessed in parts of the country would end within 48 hours. The Edo

Why The Current Petrol Scarcity May Last Beyond Christmas And New Year

File Photo: A throng of motorists and other petrol users struggle to purchase petrol at two filling stations in Lagos, Nigeria April 5, 2016. Some of the vehicles spent days without getting the scarce commodity.   IPMAN blames NNPC, accuses it of

South Africa to hike petrol, diesel prices in December

Fuel price rise by 71 cents to 14.76 rand, Diesel by 60 cents to 12.95 rand Cape Town, South Africa - The retail price of petrol and the wholesale price of diesel in South Africa will increase from Wednesday due to a weaker

Fuel queues return to Lagos amid supply hiccups

After more than a year of relief from fuel scarcity in the country, filling stations in some parts of Lagos experienced queues on Monday, while some refused to sell Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, to motorists. The Punch reported

US gas price drops 7 cents to $2.54 for regular

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks to $2.54. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the spike comes despite a jump

Continued importation of dirty fuel raises fears

• Experts warn of health, economic consequences • Ghana beats Nigeria in curbing trend • ‘NNPC working to meet SON specification’ Millions of Nigerians risk health and economic consequences following Federal Government’s failure to meet the deadline on the importation of high sulphur

Lagos Governor call-up system for tankers and containerized trucks

Apapa, Lagos  - The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has suggested that a call-up system for tankers and containerized trucks should be structured to eliminate the present Apapa traffic chaos, while issuance of licenses for more tank farms in

Petrol Price in Kenya Rises By Sh1.03 in November Fuel Review

Kenya's Fuel Cost Highest Since 2014 Kerosene also Increases By Sh5 Nairobi — The cost of super petrol has risen further starting November 15 to December 14. In the latest pump prices review by the Energy Regulatory Commission, the costs of

NNPC allays fear of petrol scarcity during festive season

File Photo: NNPC mega station in Katsina. Credit: The Guardian  Corporation’s GMD tasks new PPMC board on profitability • NCDMB to prosecute oil firms for non-compliance with local content policy • ‘Nigeria to save N43.2 billion yearly as OVH commissions Lagos jetty’ Abuja -

Egyptian Petroleum minister forecloses fuel price hikes in current fiscal year

Cairo - Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek al-Mulla reiterated on Thursday that the Cabinet does not plan to raise the prices of petroleum products during the current fiscal year 2017-2018. Mulla added in an interview broadcast on the privately-owned Extra News satellite

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