Medview flies into turbulent weather

Medview Airlines, one of the later entrants into the Nigerian Airspace, has been having it tough in recent times. Last Sunday, London bound passengers were stranded at the Murtala Mohamed International Airport, Lagos. As usual with Nigerian Airlines, explanations on what exactly was going on was slow in coming, and passengers were not finding it funny. Passengers were at the Airport as early as seven thirty a.m. for check in, but the handling agents were at a loss, having not heard from the Airline officials who were meant to give…

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Kaduna Airport: Kidnappers prowl along roads, Airport still a huge construction site

Three weeks into the six weeks deadline to finish the Abuja runway, Kaduna is still suffering from teething problems. Three weeks into the use of Kaduna Airport as alternative to Abuja, construction works are still going on at the Airport. The Airport is far from ready to go. There appears to be confusion at the check-in areas as regards local and international passengers. But of far more concern were reports that the Kaduna-Abuja road has suddenly become a veritable zone for armed robbers and kidnappers.”Kaduna – Abuja road…..the latest ATM…

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AMCON: Aero notifies staff of disengagement, unions kick

In line with the thought that AMCON takeover of organizations usually leave it worse off, Aero contractors, the latest victim of their acquisition, has sent redundancy notice to over sixty percent of their staff. For example, the latest acquisition of AMCON, Arik Air, twenty aircraft were grounded, leaving only eight to operate out of the original 28 aircraft. AMCON has never given credible justification for taking over Aero. Bu, in a release by the airline, it becomes clear that they can no longer bear the burden of reduced air crafts…

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Update: FG bans, Unbans Helicopters from Kaduna

The confusion bedeviling the movement from Kaduna Airport to Abuja has resulted in policy somersaults of the ministry of Aviation as it involves the chief security officer of the president. With the arrival of the President from medical Vacation, there were already in top gear arrangement for Bristow and possibly Calverton, the Helicopter charter companies, to start airlift of dignitaries, especially foreign dignitaries who needed to come to Abuja for business. Initially, the office of the National security adviser circulated a memo advising the stoppage of any planned or existing…

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Kaduna Airport: Passengers prefer Train as the Aviation Industry count losses

The relocation of Abuja airport has began to take its toll as passengers shun the Kaduna-Abuja shuttle buses and opt for trains, resulting in high demand for first class train tickets. Besides that, helicopter shuttle has become the preferred mode of transport from kaduna to Abuja by elite travelers. But the ministry suddenly woke up and decided that helicopter airlift be banned due to security reasons-the same reason critics objected to the closure in the first place. With promises of patrol vans monitoring the roads, passengers still feel unsafe using…

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NCAA: Professional considerations jettisoned in Appointment of New Directors,Says Aviation Unions

The recent appointments of Directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is already causing turbulence in the industry as Unions take up arms against what one staff called pecuniary considerations for technical and sensitive positions. A cross section of staff talked to by this magazine felt that imposition of some Directors on the Agency was tantamount to the killing of aviation in the industry. “Every decision taken by the ministry under this government appears directed to kill the industry. Look at Arik. Every body knows that any airline taken over…

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Update: FG appoints five Directors, one General Manager

In replacement for the people relieved of their duties at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Federal Government has approved the appointment of replacements. They areGroup Captain Edem Oyo-Ita (Director of Air Transport Regulations, DATR), Ahmed Abbas Sanusi (Director, Human Resources and Administration, DHR & ADMIN), Bilikisu Adamu Sani, (Director of Finance and Accounts, DFA), Odunowo Tayyib Adetunji (Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards, DAAS), Engr.Ita Awak, (Director of Airworthiness Standards, DAWS), Lawrence Mathew Kwajok, (General Manager, Air Navigational Standards, ANS).The appointments are with immediate effect. Details later… Share on: WhatsApp

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Huricane Sirika makes landfall at NCAA, stirs up dusts in FAAN

The crisis rocking Aviation industry took a new turn when the Federal Ministry of Aviation swept off eight directors of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority , NCAA, directing them to hand over to their deputies while awaiting substantive replacements. Before the dust could settle, the Ministry retracted the sack letter of two of the directors in what an insider described as a product of high powered lobbying. Sources within the ministry however are towing the official line of errors in the distribution and signing of the letters. Two of the…

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