Aviation

Dana aircraft involved in runway overshoot

Dana airplane with registration number 5N-SRI and 49 passengers onboard when it overshot the runway at Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa ...49 passengers were on board and safely evacuated. ...airline commends Pilot-in-command for averting danger. Port Harcourt - Dana Airlines was on Tuesday enmeshed in another

Qatar Airways CEO says U.N. aviation body needs to do more over Gulf crisis

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, a new Qatar Airways Airbus A350 approaches the gate at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. Qatar Airways joined two other major long-haul Gulf carriers on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in getting

Dana, Asky Airlines signs interline, aircraft agreement

Lagos - Dana Air and Lome, Togo-based Asky Airlines, have signed an interline agreement, which is a commercial pact between two carriers in which one airline can sell the other’s segments, and each will maintain its own code, allowing customers

FAAN suspends airport security head for cows on Akure runway

LAGOS - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has suspended the head of aviation security in Akure following the invasion of the airport runway by cows on Saturday afternoon. An Air Peace flight from Lagos was at about 12:15 pm on

Cows stray onto Akure airport runway, FAAN apologises

The cows prevented an Air Peace flight from Lagos from immediate landing Lagos (The Guardian) - A herd of cattle strayed onto the runway of Akure Airport this morning, preventing an Air Peace flight from Lagos from landing.The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria

US Aviation Authority Re-validates Nigeria’s Safety Status

Lagos (Thisday) - The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revalidated the Category 1 Safety Status given to Nigeria about eight years ago. The safety status has been revalidated few months after the body carried out a successful audit of the

Brazen Banditry at Lagos Airport and Regulatory Agency’s Denial

The Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. Lagos (Thisday) - Although concerned authorities continue to deny the poaching that is going on at the runway of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, the nefarious activities of daring thieves have drawn attention to

Air France-KLM, Delta examining ways of keeping Alitalia in Skyteam

An airplane of Alitalia approaches to land at Fiumicino international airport in Rome, central Italy, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi PARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM and its U.S. partner Delta Air Lines are studying ways of keeping Alitalia inside the Skyteam alliance -

Boeing’s 737 MAX-9 aircraft receives FAA approval

The world’s largest plane maker Boeing Co said on Friday the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration had officially certified its 737 MAX-9 aircraft for commercial service. The stamp of approval affirms the airplane’s handling, systems and overall performance all comply with required aviation

RwandAir to Start Flights to Abuja, Cape Town

Kigali (The New Times) - RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, is set to expand its wings to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa. According to airline officials, RwandAir will operate four weekly flights from Kigali to Cape

Airport vehicles collide at London Heathrow; 1 dead, 1 hurt

LONDON (AP) - Two airport vehicles collided on the airfield at London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, killing a British Airways engineer and injuring another man. Police and the ambulance service said they were called just after 6 a.m. to a crash

Scary landing after United flight loses engine cover

"Scariest flight of my life," passenger Maria Falaschi‏ tweeted. A United flight made an emergency landing in Honolulu on Tuesday after a piece of the cover came off the plane's right engine, United spokesman Charles Hobart said. The incident occurred less than

Five injured as Atlanta-bound Delta flight makes emergency landing in Lagos

...NCAA to investigate cause of the plane's emergency landing LAGOS - An Atlanta-bound plane made an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria after one of the engines had an issue on Tuesday night. Delta's Flight 55 from Lagos to Atlanta, which took off

Namibia’s National Airline Prays for Profit, Literally

Air Namibia Airbus A340-311 Windhoek (Namibian) - Staff of beleaguered Air Namibia yesterday gathered to pray for divine intervention with the struggling parastatal's financial affairs. This was confirmed by the airline's spokesperson, Paul Nakawa, who was one of the two masters of

Airbus’s Most Important Aircraft Can’t Shake Its Teething Problems

An Airbus A320neo aircraft is pictured during a news conference to announce a partnership between Airbus and Bombardier on the C Series aircraft programme, in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau   Indian airline says Pratt-powered A320s had

London Heathrow reports record-breaking freight numbers for January

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) got off to an optimistic start in 2018, reporting today that it tallied a new record in cargo volume for January, with a year-over-year increase of a 6.9 percent in metric tonnes of cargo moved for

Egypt: High Speed Innovation for Cairo International Airport

Cairo International Airport Cairo - THE continent's second busiest airport, Cairo International, is poised to ensure faster border crossings for millions of travellers, whilst ensuring rigorous security checking of passports and other identity credentials. This follows the supply of automated document readers

NCAA to Sanction Firm Operating Illegal Handling Services at MMIA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) may sanction an international handling company that is operating illegally in Nigeria. THISDAY learnt that the company, Menzies Aviation had applied to offer its services in Nigeria but started operation before getting approval and while

Runways Burglary: Air Peace disagrees with NCAA

- NCAA dismisses Air Peace burglary incident The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has declared the report of an alleged burglary attempt on the cargo hold of Air Peace on the Runway 18R of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos as untrue, according

Boeing’s biggest trade fight could spark a U.S. confrontation with Europe

  Despite its loss in U.S. trade court against Bombardier, Boeing believes 2018 will be a turning point in its lengthy WTO challenge to Airbus over government subsidies. The threat of hefty tariffs could redraw the playing field — or trigger

Airbus halts some deliveries, tests after engine snag: sources

An Airbus A320neo aircraft is pictured during a news conference to announce a partnership between Airbus and Bombardier on the C Series aircraft programme, in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Airbus has stopped delivering A320neo jets powered

Airlines complain about Mexico passenger arrival fee increase

Aeromexico arrival hall Mexico City (Reuters) - Aviation industry groups are pressing Mexico’s government to reverse a January fee increase for international passengers arriving in Mexico City, claiming it is hurting the airlines and the country’s economic competitiveness. The fee was raised

Airlines, flight schools try to lure pilots with cheaper – or free – training

Singapore (Reuters) - In 2014, Danny Perna found himself caught up in the global shortage of pilots that has vexed airlines from China to the United States. For the first time in 15 years, the founder of Epic Flight Academy in

Airlines body eyes bankruptcy law review to reduce stranded passengers

Berlin (Reuters) - After some high-profile airline insolvencies in Europe last year, an industry trade body said countries should review bankruptcy laws to reduce the number of stranded passengers, but rejected the idea of a rescue fund to repatriate customers. Britain’s

South Sudan’s First Female Pilot Aluel Bol Aluenge Rises to the Position of Captain

South Sudan is celebrating yet another remarkable feat by Capt Aluel Bol Aluenge, the country's first commercial pilot who has risen to the position of Captain while wishing her the best in her aviation career. Aluenge was recently made a

Ethiopian Airlines set to commence direct flights to Chicago

The Ethiopian Airlines Group has said it will commence direct flights from Addis Ababa to Chicago from June 02, 2018. According to the airline, westbound passengers from the entire continent of Africa will connect Chicago and beyond through its Addis Ababa

Did Dana Aircraft door fall off upon landing at Abuja? NCAA set up probe panel

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority says it has set up a four-man team to investigate the alleged incident involving Dana Air’s flight on Wednesday.   Dana Airline Management speaks up slams story about an aircraft door falling off after landing. A Nigerian doctor

China’s COMAC to deliver first plane in 2021

China's state-owned plane-maker says it hopes to hand over the first C919 168-seater passenger plane in 2021, a company official said on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow (AFP Photo/-) China's state-owned plane-maker said Tuesday it expects to deliver its first

Macedonia renames airport, highway to ease spat with Greece

Macedonia to rename airport to end decades' long feud with Greece Skopje, Macedonia (AP) - Macedonia’s left-wing government has renamed the country’s main airport and highway, both previously named after the ancient warrior-king Alexander the Great, in a goodwill move toward

Bombardier sees Asia-Pacific taking delivery of 2,050 aircraft by 2036

Asia-Pacific, excluding Greater China, is expected to take delivery of 2,050 aircraft by 2036, according to a forecast by Canadian planemaker Bombardier Inc. "Strong GDP growth and a booming middle class should drive passenger traffic numbers to triple in the next

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FAAN suspends airport security head for cows on Akure runway

LAGOS - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has suspended the head of aviation security in Akure following the invasion of the airport runway by cows on Saturday afternoon. An Air Peace flight from Lagos was at about 12:15 pm on

Cows stray onto Akure airport runway, FAAN apologises

Brazen Banditry at Lagos Airport and Regulatory Agency’s Denial

Runways Burglary: Air Peace disagrees with NCAA

German shippers take on rising cargo thefts

Airport Authority begins evacuation of abandoned aircraft at Lagos airport

David Binks of FedEx Express Europe, TNT, to retire in June

Innoson vehicles provide Nigerian Army the Logistics to fight terrorism

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

BRANDING THE NATION AS A SERVICE DESTINATION

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

Russia’s Military in 2035: Killing the Enemy from Distance (With Cruise Missiles)

BOOST YOUR CAREER IN 2018

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

Industries

Reps demand N800bn supplementary budget for fuel marketers

Scarcity: NBS puts average price of petrol at N191/litre

Many Nigerians are still paying far above N145 per litre pump price of petrol approved by the Federal Government for the product, a report of the National Bureau of Statistics has indicated. The NBS in its Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) price

No Love at the Pump as Petrol Rises to Sh107 in Kenya

Nairobi - Drivers will have to pay more at the fuel station after the Energy Regulatory Commission issued new rates in its monthly review. Super petrol is up by Sh1.62 to now retail at 107.92, the highest it has hit in

IMO moves to ban non-compliant fuel on board ships in 2020

ANTWERP, BELGIUM - JULY 9: Oil tanker moored near an oil silo in Port of Antwerp July 9, 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium. The Port of Antwerp is Europe's second largest seaport after Rotterdam. The International Maritime Organization’s Subcommittee on Pollution Prevention

NNPC set to import 100 million litres daily to curb Fuel scarcity

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday announced that it had programmed to bring in two cargoes of petrol per day for the rest of this month in order to boost supply and eradicate the fuel queues that had resurfaced

Fuel scarcity worsens in Abuja, marketers arrested

File photo: A long queue of Motorist at a filling station in Wuse Abuja... on Wednesday. Photo: Olatunji Obasa/Punch Abuja (The Punch) - There seemed to be no end in sight with respect to the queues for petrol in Abuja and

Fuel Prices Expected to Continue Soaring on Uganda

Kampala (The Monitor) - In 2008, a litre of petrol used to cost Shs1,950. But 10 years later, this price has increased to Shs4,000, indicating a 51 percent increase. To break this further, it means 10 years ago if you had

Tanker drivers deny embarking on strike

Lagos (Punch) - The Petroleum Tanker Drivers, a branch of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, has denied reports in the media that its members will embark on a strike action from Monday. The National Chairman, PTD, Akanni

Autos officials hopeful that industry can avoid a NAFTA disaster

Montreal (Reuters) - Auto industry officials fretting about hardline U.S. NAFTA demands with the potential to turn a globally integrated industry upside down now are hopeful that a Canadian compromise plan could avert disaster. The officials, speaking to Reuters on the

Nigerian Senate tells National Oil Corporation to End fuel scarcity in seven days

Abuja - Vehicles queuing for petrol as scarcity of the commodity persists in on Monday December 18, 2017 Abuja - The Nigerian Senate yesterday told the country's Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to end the lingering scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol)

Zimbabwean Govt Reduces Duty On Fuel Imports

Harare (The source) - Government has reduced excise duty on fuel imports, in a move aimed at reducing overall production costs in the country. Petrol prices in Zimbabwe which are ranging between $1,40 and $1,56 per litre while diesel costs between

How obsolete depots worsen fuel supply crisis

Stakeholders are worried that the inability of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fix its 21 depots has been a major factor in the incessant fuel crisis across the country. This is even as the Chairman of the Ejigbo Satellite Depot

Long Fuel Queues Return to Nigeria’s Commercial Capital

Lagos, Ogun witness long queues NNPC blames hitch on vessels berthing Long queues of desperate motorists and other users of Premium Motor Spirit returned to many filling stations in Lagos and Ogun states on Saturday and Sunday after a brief

Tanker drivers threaten to boycott Jebba-Mokwa Road, North of Nigeria

Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD), yesterday, threatened to boycott Jebba- Mokwa and Tatabu Bridge in the distribution of petroleum products. In a statement, the Media Relations Officer of the drivers, Mr. Abdulkadir Garba, said that due to the deplorable condition of the

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34 ships laden with petroleum products, Others, to arrive Lagos ports

Lagos (NAN) - Thirty-four ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos from Jan. 8 to Jan. 30. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its

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

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