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  •  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA says it is carrying out economic and financial audits of the remaining eight domestic airlines in the country Capt Musa Nuhu the Director General NCAA during an interview with journalists in Lagos on Wednesday said that the aim was to determine the health conditions of the airlines The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the number of scheduled domestic operators went down last week from eight from 10 following the suspension of two airlines Nuhu said that the regulatory body was already carrying out intensive financial and economic audits on three other indigenous airlines while the remaining would be done in batches While Aero Contractors voluntarily suspended its operations NCAA grounded the services of Dana Air following its alleged failure to run safe operations The remaining eight scheduled airlines are Air Peace Arik Air Max Air Green Africa United Nigeria Overland Azman Air and Ibom Air he said The NCAA boss decried the current difficult operating environment for operators which was further escalated by the scarcity of foreign exchange and high price of Jet A1 He however said that NCAA would not relegate safety to the background He said We are currently conducting financial and economic audits of airlines in the country We have done two or three and other airlines will be taken in batches I will discuss with the airline s management on the way forward Like I said we have a financial crisis and we don t want it to cross over into a safety crisis We need to manage the situation For now we remain focused while working to address the solution to the financial difficulties in the airlines This cannot go on forever So we are working round the clock to find a solution Yes it is a very difficult situation but we are just going to do what we are doing We are working together and collaborating with others to address the situation in the industry The director general said that NCAA was doing its best to keep the industry safe Safety is paramount to us Anything that affects safety will not be compromised whatsoever It is better for the airlines to be shut down than to have a major incident he said On Dana s suspension of operations Nuhu said that following the financial and economic audit of the airline the NCAA discovered some grave concerns in the operations of the airline that could affect safety He however said that the audit of the airline was still ongoing adding that the agency would give the airline a clear chance to resolve whatever issue it was having He added that what NCAA officials found out was of grave concern to them YO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Safety: NCAA begins economic, financial audit of 8 domestic airlines
     The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA says it is carrying out economic and financial audits of the remaining eight domestic airlines in the country Capt Musa Nuhu the Director General NCAA during an interview with journalists in Lagos on Wednesday said that the aim was to determine the health conditions of the airlines The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the number of scheduled domestic operators went down last week from eight from 10 following the suspension of two airlines Nuhu said that the regulatory body was already carrying out intensive financial and economic audits on three other indigenous airlines while the remaining would be done in batches While Aero Contractors voluntarily suspended its operations NCAA grounded the services of Dana Air following its alleged failure to run safe operations The remaining eight scheduled airlines are Air Peace Arik Air Max Air Green Africa United Nigeria Overland Azman Air and Ibom Air he said The NCAA boss decried the current difficult operating environment for operators which was further escalated by the scarcity of foreign exchange and high price of Jet A1 He however said that NCAA would not relegate safety to the background He said We are currently conducting financial and economic audits of airlines in the country We have done two or three and other airlines will be taken in batches I will discuss with the airline s management on the way forward Like I said we have a financial crisis and we don t want it to cross over into a safety crisis We need to manage the situation For now we remain focused while working to address the solution to the financial difficulties in the airlines This cannot go on forever So we are working round the clock to find a solution Yes it is a very difficult situation but we are just going to do what we are doing We are working together and collaborating with others to address the situation in the industry The director general said that NCAA was doing its best to keep the industry safe Safety is paramount to us Anything that affects safety will not be compromised whatsoever It is better for the airlines to be shut down than to have a major incident he said On Dana s suspension of operations Nuhu said that following the financial and economic audit of the airline the NCAA discovered some grave concerns in the operations of the airline that could affect safety He however said that the audit of the airline was still ongoing adding that the agency would give the airline a clear chance to resolve whatever issue it was having He added that what NCAA officials found out was of grave concern to them YO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Safety: NCAA begins economic, financial audit of 8 domestic airlines
    General news2 months ago

    Safety: NCAA begins economic, financial audit of 8 domestic airlines

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it is carrying out economic and financial audits of the remaining eight domestic airlines in the country.

    Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Director-General, NCAA, during an interview with journalists in Lagos on Wednesday, said that the aim was to determine the health conditions of the airlines.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the number of scheduled domestic operators went down last week, from eight from 10, following the suspension of two airlines Nuhu said that the regulatory body was already carrying out intensive financial and economic audits on three other indigenous airlines, while the remaining would be done in batches.

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    ”While Aero Contractors voluntarily suspended its operations, NCAA grounded the services of Dana Air following its alleged failure to run safe operations.

    ”The remaining eight scheduled airlines are Air Peace, Arik Air, Max Air, Green Africa, United Nigeria, Overland, Azman Air and Ibom Air,” he said.

    The NCAA boss decried the current difficult operating environment for operators which was further escalated by the scarcity of foreign exchange and high price of Jet A1. He, however, said that NCAA would not relegate safety to the background.

    He said: “We are currently conducting financial and economic audits of airlines in the country.

    We have done two or three and other airlines will be taken in batches.

    I will discuss with the airline’s management on the way forward.

    “Like I said, we have a financial crisis and we don’t want it to cross over into a safety crisis.

    We need to manage the situation.

    “For now, we remain focused while working to address the solution to the financial difficulties in the airlines.

    This cannot go on forever.

    So, we are working round-the-clock to find a solution.

    “Yes, it is a very difficult situation, but we are just going to do what we are doing.

    We are working together and collaborating with others to address the situation in the industry.

    The director-general said that NCAA was doing its best to keep the industry safe.

    ”Safety is paramount to us.

    Anything that affects safety will not be compromised whatsoever.

    It is better for the airlines to be shut down than to have a major incident,” he said On Dana’s suspension of operations, Nuhu said that following the financial and economic audit of the airline, the NCAA discovered some “grave concerns” in the operations of the airline that could affect safety.

    He, however, said that the audit of the airline was still ongoing, adding that the agency would give the airline a clear chance to resolve whatever issue it was having.

    He added that what NCAA officials found out was of grave concern to them. 

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  •  Prof Anthony Kila the Director Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies CIAPS has urged the Federal Government to establish a Bank of Aviation The bank he said was necessary to make airlines have easier access to foreign exchange Kila made this known at the League of Airport and Aviation Corespondents LAAC 26th Annual Conference on Thursday The conference with the theme Sunset Airports Economic and Safety Implications was held in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that an airline Aero Contractors was forced to fold the wings of its scheduled flights due to exorbitant and unsustainable expenditure among other reasons Also Dana Air was forced to suspend flight operations over poor liquidity by the regulatory body the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA Kila in his presentation titled Passenger Experience In Daylight Airports said that with the present situation it was not enough to have aviation funds from government or aviation desks in commercial banks anymore He said it was time to think of activating an aviation bank that will raise and manage funds and offer niche financial products for the aviation industry With over 20 years in the industry I can knowledgably confirm that luckily aviation is not a pauper s business Hence finding depositors and shareholders will not be an insurmountable problem for capable promoters but the political will is needed In the spirit of rethinking of and resting aviation operators need to go beyond flying or selling and distributing tickets it is time to represent their challenges as rewarding opportunities to capable innovators inventors and investors Maintenance of equipment refining of aviation fuel training and development of human capital and other problems that are adversely affecting the sector can be thrown open to the market as opportunities for players outside the aviation sector To do all these and much more requires the ability to conceive shape and propose rewarding and sustainable partnership between the public and private sectors he said Kila also noted that NCAA asides enhancing safety in the industry should for the sake of consumers and citizens be working as a clearing house for delayed or stranded passengers He said that they should ensure that stranded passengers of delayed and cancelled flights could fly with the next available flights According to him this is just as debit and credit card holders issued by one bank can easily withdraw money from the Automated Teller Machine ATM of any available bank He also urged the government through the presiding ministry and its regulating agencies in collaboration with the ministry of finance to champion the case of aviation The professor urged them to help make forex available and affordable to aviation operators Speaking the Chairman of the occasion Mr Bankole Bernard in his opening remark warned that the continuous rise of dollar against naira would spell doom for the industry Bernard the Group Managing Director Finchglow Holdings insisted that the situation was scary for all business entities in the country and appealed to the government to ensure a change He advised the Nigerian government to take a cue from other advanced countries where airports are open for operations for 24 hours daily but said some factors determine this The managing director mentioned some of the factors to include routes cost of operations and navigational equipment Bernard argued that such operations would promote tourism and business growth across the country He appealed to the federal government to assist the ailing domestic airlines to avoid accidents and incidents in the industry NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ailing Domestic Airlines: Don calls for establishment of Bank of Aviation
     Prof Anthony Kila the Director Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies CIAPS has urged the Federal Government to establish a Bank of Aviation The bank he said was necessary to make airlines have easier access to foreign exchange Kila made this known at the League of Airport and Aviation Corespondents LAAC 26th Annual Conference on Thursday The conference with the theme Sunset Airports Economic and Safety Implications was held in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that an airline Aero Contractors was forced to fold the wings of its scheduled flights due to exorbitant and unsustainable expenditure among other reasons Also Dana Air was forced to suspend flight operations over poor liquidity by the regulatory body the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA Kila in his presentation titled Passenger Experience In Daylight Airports said that with the present situation it was not enough to have aviation funds from government or aviation desks in commercial banks anymore He said it was time to think of activating an aviation bank that will raise and manage funds and offer niche financial products for the aviation industry With over 20 years in the industry I can knowledgably confirm that luckily aviation is not a pauper s business Hence finding depositors and shareholders will not be an insurmountable problem for capable promoters but the political will is needed In the spirit of rethinking of and resting aviation operators need to go beyond flying or selling and distributing tickets it is time to represent their challenges as rewarding opportunities to capable innovators inventors and investors Maintenance of equipment refining of aviation fuel training and development of human capital and other problems that are adversely affecting the sector can be thrown open to the market as opportunities for players outside the aviation sector To do all these and much more requires the ability to conceive shape and propose rewarding and sustainable partnership between the public and private sectors he said Kila also noted that NCAA asides enhancing safety in the industry should for the sake of consumers and citizens be working as a clearing house for delayed or stranded passengers He said that they should ensure that stranded passengers of delayed and cancelled flights could fly with the next available flights According to him this is just as debit and credit card holders issued by one bank can easily withdraw money from the Automated Teller Machine ATM of any available bank He also urged the government through the presiding ministry and its regulating agencies in collaboration with the ministry of finance to champion the case of aviation The professor urged them to help make forex available and affordable to aviation operators Speaking the Chairman of the occasion Mr Bankole Bernard in his opening remark warned that the continuous rise of dollar against naira would spell doom for the industry Bernard the Group Managing Director Finchglow Holdings insisted that the situation was scary for all business entities in the country and appealed to the government to ensure a change He advised the Nigerian government to take a cue from other advanced countries where airports are open for operations for 24 hours daily but said some factors determine this The managing director mentioned some of the factors to include routes cost of operations and navigational equipment Bernard argued that such operations would promote tourism and business growth across the country He appealed to the federal government to assist the ailing domestic airlines to avoid accidents and incidents in the industry NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ailing Domestic Airlines: Don calls for establishment of Bank of Aviation
    General news2 months ago

    Ailing Domestic Airlines: Don calls for establishment of Bank of Aviation

    Prof. Anthony Kila, the Director, Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies(CIAPS), has urged the Federal Government to establish a Bank of Aviation.

    The bank, he said, was necessary to make airlines have easier access to foreign exchange.

    Kila made this known at the League of Airport and Aviation Corespondents (LAAC) 26th Annual Conference, on Thursday.

    The conference, with the theme: Sunset Airports: Economic and Safety Implications, was held in Lagos.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that an airline, Aero Contractors, was forced to fold the wings of its scheduled flights due to exorbitant and unsustainable expenditure, among other reasons.

    Also, Dana Air was forced to suspend flight operations over poor liquidity by the  regulatory body, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

    Kila, in his presentation, titled “Passenger Experience In Daylight Airports,” said that with the present situation, it was not enough to have aviation funds from government or aviation desks in commercial banks anymore.

    He said it was time to think of “activating an aviation bank that will raise and manage funds and offer niche financial products for the aviation industry”.

    “With over 20 years in the industry, I can knowledgably confirm that luckily, aviation is not a pauper’s business.

    “Hence, finding depositors and shareholders will not be an insurmountable problem for capable promoters, but the political will is needed.

    “In the spirit of rethinking of and resting aviation, operators need to go beyond flying or selling and distributing tickets.

    “it is time to represent their challenges as rewarding opportunities to capable innovators, inventors and investors.

    “Maintenance of equipment, refining of aviation fuel, training and development of human capital, and other problems that are adversely affecting the sector can be thrown open to the market as opportunities for players outside the aviation sector.

    “To do all these and much more, requires the ability to conceive, shape and propose rewarding and sustainable partnership between the public and private sectors,” he said Kila also noted that NCAA, asides enhancing safety in the industry, should, for the sake of consumers and citizens, be working as a clearing house for delayed or stranded passengers.

    He said that they should ensure that stranded passengers of delayed and cancelled flights could fly with the next available flights.

    According to him, this is just as debit and credit card holders issued by one bank can easily withdraw money from the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of any available bank.

    He also urged the government through the presiding ministry and its regulating agencies in collaboration with the ministry of finance to champion the case of aviation.

    The professor urged them to help make forex available and affordable to aviation operators.

    Speaking, the Chairman of the occasion, Mr Bankole Bernard, in his opening remark warned that the continuous rise of dollar against naira would spell doom for the industry.

    Bernard, the Group Managing Director, Finchglow Holdings, insisted that the situation was scary for all business entities in the country and appealed to the government to ensure a change.

    He advised the Nigerian government to take a cue from other advanced countries where airports are open for operations for 24 hours daily, but said some factors determine this.

    The managing director mentioned some of the factors to include routes, cost of operations and navigational equipment.

    Bernard argued that such operations would promote tourism and business growth across the country.

    He appealed to the federal government to assist the ailing domestic airlines to avoid accidents and incidents in the industry.


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  •  The Ministry of Aviation on Tuesday in Abuja said its priority was to ensure the safety and security of air passengers and cargoes Mr James Odaudu the Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation on Public Affairs made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Odaudu said that the ministry and the agencies under its purview were working assiduously daily towards achieving the feat to boost confidence and integrity of the aviation sector in the country According to him the Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika has made safety and security of the flying public paramount since he assumed office Right from the inception of the administration the Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has placed emphasis on safety and security of passengers and cargoes This is why any noticeable safety concern is thoroughly investigated and handled appropriately he said On Dana Air suspension Odaudu said the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA had to suspend Dana Air licence as a result of noticeable safety and financial concerns According to him the suspension is to enable NCAA carry out the necessary regulatory of ongoing audit If at the end of the process the Airline is found to be healthy its services will resume NCAA has said in a statement recently that DANA Air suspension is made pursuant to Section 35 2 3 b and 4 of Civil Aviation Act 2006 and Part 1 3 3 3 a 1 of Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations Nig CARs 2015 On Aero Contractors suspension he said that the airline s scheduled passenger flights were self imposed as a result of inability to meet operational costs occasioned by the high cost of aviation fuel The minister s aide added that Aero was however still operating charter and helicopter services and carrying out its Maintenance Repair and Overhaul MRO services In a related development Mr Mathew Pwajok the Acting Managing Director Nigerian Airspace Managing Agency NAMA however told NAN that suspension of Dana Airline and Aero Contractors would have negative impact on national economy According to him the downcast of the two airlines being currently handled by NCAA a regulator for both economic oversight and airworthiness on the airlines was a big concern to all relevant stakeholders in the industry Anything that will affect the volume of flights is a negative to NAMA capability and revenue as NAMA does not manage empty airspace In the absence of airlines there is no Airspace Management Agency We will not have anything to manage So it is of concern to us to ensure that the airlines are operating That is why we go about deploying latest facilities to upgrade our facilities to provide the service that is safe secure economical and efficient and cost effective to the airlines That is to ensure that the airlines are doing well and stay in business and also keep us in business We don t have business if there are no airline to manage NAMA boss said Pwajok said the agency had recently intensified efforts to acquire sophisticated tools that were effective and efficient to reduce flight challenges in the Nigerian air space On our own part we have done a whole lot in terms of reducing flight time fuel consumption for operator and flight delays by automating most of our processes And by implementing satellite base navigation to reduce flight time for the airlines by implementing total radar coverage network to ensure that aircraft are safe and secure This will reduce operating cost for the airlines and also ensure that they are comfortable and they can continue in the business he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Safety of air passengers our priority—Aviation ministry
     The Ministry of Aviation on Tuesday in Abuja said its priority was to ensure the safety and security of air passengers and cargoes Mr James Odaudu the Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation on Public Affairs made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Odaudu said that the ministry and the agencies under its purview were working assiduously daily towards achieving the feat to boost confidence and integrity of the aviation sector in the country According to him the Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika has made safety and security of the flying public paramount since he assumed office Right from the inception of the administration the Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has placed emphasis on safety and security of passengers and cargoes This is why any noticeable safety concern is thoroughly investigated and handled appropriately he said On Dana Air suspension Odaudu said the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA had to suspend Dana Air licence as a result of noticeable safety and financial concerns According to him the suspension is to enable NCAA carry out the necessary regulatory of ongoing audit If at the end of the process the Airline is found to be healthy its services will resume NCAA has said in a statement recently that DANA Air suspension is made pursuant to Section 35 2 3 b and 4 of Civil Aviation Act 2006 and Part 1 3 3 3 a 1 of Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations Nig CARs 2015 On Aero Contractors suspension he said that the airline s scheduled passenger flights were self imposed as a result of inability to meet operational costs occasioned by the high cost of aviation fuel The minister s aide added that Aero was however still operating charter and helicopter services and carrying out its Maintenance Repair and Overhaul MRO services In a related development Mr Mathew Pwajok the Acting Managing Director Nigerian Airspace Managing Agency NAMA however told NAN that suspension of Dana Airline and Aero Contractors would have negative impact on national economy According to him the downcast of the two airlines being currently handled by NCAA a regulator for both economic oversight and airworthiness on the airlines was a big concern to all relevant stakeholders in the industry Anything that will affect the volume of flights is a negative to NAMA capability and revenue as NAMA does not manage empty airspace In the absence of airlines there is no Airspace Management Agency We will not have anything to manage So it is of concern to us to ensure that the airlines are operating That is why we go about deploying latest facilities to upgrade our facilities to provide the service that is safe secure economical and efficient and cost effective to the airlines That is to ensure that the airlines are doing well and stay in business and also keep us in business We don t have business if there are no airline to manage NAMA boss said Pwajok said the agency had recently intensified efforts to acquire sophisticated tools that were effective and efficient to reduce flight challenges in the Nigerian air space On our own part we have done a whole lot in terms of reducing flight time fuel consumption for operator and flight delays by automating most of our processes And by implementing satellite base navigation to reduce flight time for the airlines by implementing total radar coverage network to ensure that aircraft are safe and secure This will reduce operating cost for the airlines and also ensure that they are comfortable and they can continue in the business he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Safety of air passengers our priority—Aviation ministry
    General news2 months ago

    Safety of air passengers our priority—Aviation ministry

    The Ministry of Aviation on Tuesday in Abuja said its priority was to ensure the safety and security of air passengers and cargoes.

    Mr James Odaudu, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation on Public Affairs, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria .

    Odaudu said that the ministry and the agencies under its purview were working assiduously  daily towards achieving the feat to boost confidence and integrity of the aviation sector in the country.

    According to him, the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has made safety and security of the flying public paramount since he assumed office.

    “Right from the inception of the administration, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has placed emphasis on safety and security of passengers and cargoes.

    “This is why any noticeable safety concern is thoroughly investigated and handled appropriately, “ he said.

    On Dana Air suspension, Odaudu said the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had to suspend Dana Air licence as a result of noticeable safety and financial concerns.

    According to him, the suspension is to enable NCAA carry out the necessary regulatory of ongoing audit.

    “If at the end of the process, the Airline is found to be healthy, its services will resume.

    “ NCAA has said in a statement recently that DANA Air suspension is made pursuant to Section 35(2), 3(b) and (4) of  Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 1.3.3.3(a) (1) of Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs), 2015.“ On Aero Contractors suspension, he said that the airline`s scheduled passenger flights were self-imposed as a result of inability to meet operational costs occasioned by the high cost of aviation fuel.

    The minister’s aide added that Aero was however still operating charter and helicopter services and carrying out its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services.

    In a related development, Mr Mathew Pwajok, the Acting Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Managing Agency (NAMA), however, told NAN that suspension of Dana Airline and Aero Contractors would have negative impact on national economy.

    According to him, the downcast of the two airlines being currently handled by NCAA, a regulator for both economic oversight and airworthiness on the airlines, was a big concern to all relevant stakeholders in the industry.

    “Anything that will affect the volume of flights is a negative to NAMA capability and revenue as NAMA does not manage empty airspace.

    “In the absence of airlines, there is no Airspace Management Agency.

    We will not have anything to manage.

    So, it is of concern to us to ensure that the airlines are operating.

    “ That is why we go about deploying latest facilities to upgrade our facilities to provide the service that is safe, secure, economical and efficient and cost effective to the airlines.

    “That is to ensure that the airlines are doing well and stay in business and also keep us in business.

    We don’t have business if there are no airline to manage, “ NAMA boss said.

    Pwajok said the agency had recently intensified efforts to acquire sophisticated tools that were effective and efficient to reduce flight challenges in the Nigerian air space.

    “On our own part, we have done a whole lot in terms of reducing flight time, fuel consumption for operator, and flight delays by automating most of our processes.

    “ And by implementing satellite base navigation to reduce flight time for the airlines, by implementing total radar coverage network to ensure that aircraft are safe and secure.

    “This will reduce operating cost for the airlines and also ensure that they are comfortable and they can continue in the business, “ he said.

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  •  The Airline Operators of Nigeria AON the umbrella body of all airline companies operating in Nigeria has said that henceforth aggrieved passengers who destroy properties belonging to any airline or assault airline staff will be arrested and prosecuted This is contained in a statement signed by the spokesman for the AON Prof Obiora Okonkwo and made available to newsmen in Lagos on Friday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some Dana Air passengers had on July 21 physically descended on and damaged the company s property at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos over cancellation of their flight Okonkwo said that such passengers risk blacklisting and also banned from being transported by the members of the group The group said that such legal action might come by way of civil suit against passengers who chose to be unruly and uncivilised in their behaviours The AON said that air transport users who have issues with any operator have legally approved avenues to seek redress According to the group destroying airline s property and assaulting staff of Airline companies constitute criminal breaches and are not part of avenues recommended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA and the Federal Competitions and Consumer Protection Council FCCPA to seek redress The statement titled AON Condemns Attack on Dana Air Property reads The Airline Operators of Nigeria AON condemns in very strong terms the attack on the property of Dana Air by passengers whose scheduled flights were affected by the grounding of the airline for operational audit Dana Air is currently undergoing an operational audit as ordered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA We understand that Dana Air as a responsible member of this association had activated its feedback mechanism to inform its passengers of the development and the cancellation of their flight However it is uncivilized for passengers to have taken the laws into their hands by destroying Dana Air s property when there are approved mechanisms for redress the statement said Okonkwo said that as an association AON would no longer watch passengers destroy properties of its affiliate members without adequate response He said that henceforth AON would activate all available legal avenues to ensure that passengers caught destroying properties of her members are brought to book and made to pay for such Once again AON reminds consumers of the services of her members that no law permits the destruction of company property and or physical assault on Airline staff as a form of redress We make bold to say that such actions will be pursued from both criminal and civil law perspectives and may also include blacklisting and imposing travel ban on such members of the public by the airlines We encourage aggrieved passengers to explore NCAA s approved avenues for redress including options at Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council FCCPC as the airline staff that were assaulted and properties damaged cannot make up for whatever is the unintended consequence s of flight cancellations or delays he added YO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Airlines to prosecute passengers who destroy airline’s property
     The Airline Operators of Nigeria AON the umbrella body of all airline companies operating in Nigeria has said that henceforth aggrieved passengers who destroy properties belonging to any airline or assault airline staff will be arrested and prosecuted This is contained in a statement signed by the spokesman for the AON Prof Obiora Okonkwo and made available to newsmen in Lagos on Friday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some Dana Air passengers had on July 21 physically descended on and damaged the company s property at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos over cancellation of their flight Okonkwo said that such passengers risk blacklisting and also banned from being transported by the members of the group The group said that such legal action might come by way of civil suit against passengers who chose to be unruly and uncivilised in their behaviours The AON said that air transport users who have issues with any operator have legally approved avenues to seek redress According to the group destroying airline s property and assaulting staff of Airline companies constitute criminal breaches and are not part of avenues recommended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA and the Federal Competitions and Consumer Protection Council FCCPA to seek redress The statement titled AON Condemns Attack on Dana Air Property reads The Airline Operators of Nigeria AON condemns in very strong terms the attack on the property of Dana Air by passengers whose scheduled flights were affected by the grounding of the airline for operational audit Dana Air is currently undergoing an operational audit as ordered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA We understand that Dana Air as a responsible member of this association had activated its feedback mechanism to inform its passengers of the development and the cancellation of their flight However it is uncivilized for passengers to have taken the laws into their hands by destroying Dana Air s property when there are approved mechanisms for redress the statement said Okonkwo said that as an association AON would no longer watch passengers destroy properties of its affiliate members without adequate response He said that henceforth AON would activate all available legal avenues to ensure that passengers caught destroying properties of her members are brought to book and made to pay for such Once again AON reminds consumers of the services of her members that no law permits the destruction of company property and or physical assault on Airline staff as a form of redress We make bold to say that such actions will be pursued from both criminal and civil law perspectives and may also include blacklisting and imposing travel ban on such members of the public by the airlines We encourage aggrieved passengers to explore NCAA s approved avenues for redress including options at Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council FCCPC as the airline staff that were assaulted and properties damaged cannot make up for whatever is the unintended consequence s of flight cancellations or delays he added YO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Airlines to prosecute passengers who destroy airline’s property
    General news3 months ago

    Airlines to prosecute passengers who destroy airline’s property

    The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), the umbrella body of all airline companies operating in Nigeria, has said that henceforth, aggrieved passengers who destroy properties belonging to any  airline or assault airline staff, will be arrested and prosecuted.

    This is contained in a statement signed by  the spokesman for  the AON, Prof.

    Obiora Okonkwo, and made available to newsmen  in Lagos on Friday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some Dana Air passengers had on July 21 physically descended on and damaged the company’s property at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International  Airport in Lagos, over cancellation of their flight.

    Okonkwo said that such passengers risk blacklisting and also banned from being transported  by the members of the group.

    The group said that such legal action might come by way of civil suit against  passengers who chose to be unruly and uncivilised in their behaviours.

    The AON said that air transport users who have issues with any operator have legally approved avenues to seek redress.

    According to the group, destroying airline’s property and assaulting staff of Airline companies constitute criminal breaches and are not part of avenues recommended  by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Competitions and Consumer Protection Council (FCCPA) to seek redress.

    The statement titled:  ‘AON Condemns Attack on Dana Air Property’ reads: “The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) condemns, in very strong terms, the attack on the property of Dana Air by passengers whose scheduled flights were affected by the grounding of the airline for operational audit.

    “Dana Air is currently undergoing an operational audit as ordered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

    ” We understand that Dana Air, as a responsible member of this association, had activated its feedback mechanism to inform its  passengers of the development and the cancellation of their flight.

    ” However, it is uncivilized for passengers to have  taken the  laws into their hands by destroying Dana Air’s  property when there are approved mechanisms for redress,” the statement said.

    Okonkwo said that as an association, AON would no longer watch passengers destroy properties of its affiliate members without adequate response.

    He said that, henceforth, AON would  activate all available legal avenues to ensure that passengers caught destroying properties of her members are brought to book and made to pay for such.

    “Once again, AON reminds consumers of the services of her members that no law permits the destruction of company property, and, or, physical assault on Airline staff  as a form of redress.

    ” We make bold to say that such actions will be pursued from both criminal and civil law perspectives and may also include blacklisting and imposing travel ban on such  members of the public by the airlines.

    ” We encourage aggrieved passengers to explore NCAA’s approved avenues for redress, including options at Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council (FCCPC) as the airline staff that were assaulted, and properties  damaged, cannot make up for whatever is the unintended consequence(s) of flight cancellations or delays, ” he added.

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  •  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has suspended Dana Airlines Air Transport Licence ATL and Air Operator Certificate AOC indefinitely with effect from midnight of Wednesday July 20 2022 This is contained in a statement signed by Capt Musa Nuhu the Director General of NCAA on Wednesday in Lagos The statement said that the suspension was made pursuant to Section 35 2 3 b and 4 of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and Part 1 3 3 3 a 1 of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations Nig CARs 2015 It said that the suspension order handed down by Nuhu has since been communicated to the management of Dana Airlines According to statement the decision is the outcome of a financial and economic health audit carried out on the Airline by the Authority and the findings of an investigation conducted on the Airline s flight operations recently It said that these revealed that Dana Airlines was no longer in a position to meet its financial obligations and to conduct safe flight operations The NCAA acknowledges the negative effect this preemptive decision will have on the Airline s passengers and the travelling public and seeks their understanding as the safety of flight operations takes priority over all other considerations the statement said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dana Air Boeing 737 aircraft with registration number 5N DNA had on Tuesday made an emergency landing at Abuja Airport The airline after the incident said that the aircraft had been grounded for immediate attention by engineers The airline s Communication Manager Mr Kingsley Ezenwa made these known in a statement issued in Lagos Ezenwa said that the incident was due to an indication on one of its engines He noted that the Pilot in command briefed the passengers on the incident and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja International airport at about 2 52 p m All the 100 passengers disembarked safely and the aircraft has been grounded for immediate attention by our team of engineers The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA have also been briefed on the incident he had said Ezenwa apologised to passengers on board the flight and reassured customers that the airline would continue to maintain high safety standards The suspension of DANA Air operations also comes soon after the Airline Operators of Nigeria wrote to the NCAA and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria expressing some concerns and seeking reliefs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCAA suspends Dana Air operations with immediate effect
     The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has suspended Dana Airlines Air Transport Licence ATL and Air Operator Certificate AOC indefinitely with effect from midnight of Wednesday July 20 2022 This is contained in a statement signed by Capt Musa Nuhu the Director General of NCAA on Wednesday in Lagos The statement said that the suspension was made pursuant to Section 35 2 3 b and 4 of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 and Part 1 3 3 3 a 1 of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations Nig CARs 2015 It said that the suspension order handed down by Nuhu has since been communicated to the management of Dana Airlines According to statement the decision is the outcome of a financial and economic health audit carried out on the Airline by the Authority and the findings of an investigation conducted on the Airline s flight operations recently It said that these revealed that Dana Airlines was no longer in a position to meet its financial obligations and to conduct safe flight operations The NCAA acknowledges the negative effect this preemptive decision will have on the Airline s passengers and the travelling public and seeks their understanding as the safety of flight operations takes priority over all other considerations the statement said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dana Air Boeing 737 aircraft with registration number 5N DNA had on Tuesday made an emergency landing at Abuja Airport The airline after the incident said that the aircraft had been grounded for immediate attention by engineers The airline s Communication Manager Mr Kingsley Ezenwa made these known in a statement issued in Lagos Ezenwa said that the incident was due to an indication on one of its engines He noted that the Pilot in command briefed the passengers on the incident and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja International airport at about 2 52 p m All the 100 passengers disembarked safely and the aircraft has been grounded for immediate attention by our team of engineers The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA have also been briefed on the incident he had said Ezenwa apologised to passengers on board the flight and reassured customers that the airline would continue to maintain high safety standards The suspension of DANA Air operations also comes soon after the Airline Operators of Nigeria wrote to the NCAA and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria expressing some concerns and seeking reliefs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCAA suspends Dana Air operations with immediate effect
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    NCAA suspends Dana Air operations with immediate effect

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended Dana Airlines’ Air Transport Licence (ATL) and Air Operator Certificate (AOC) indefinitely, with effect from midnight of Wednesday, July 20, 2022.This is contained in a statement signed by Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Director General of NCAA, on Wednesday in Lagos.The statement said that the suspension was made pursuant to Section 35(2), 3(b) and (4) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 1.3.3.3(a)(1) of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs), 2015.It said that the suspension order, handed down by Nuhu, has since been communicated to the management of Dana Airlines.According to statement, the decision is the outcome of a financial and economic health audit carried out on the Airline by the Authority, and the findings of an investigation conducted on the Airline’s flight operations recently.It said that these revealed that Dana Airlines was no longer in a position to meet its financial obligations and to conduct safe flight operations.“The NCAA acknowledges the negative effect this preemptive decision will have on the Airline’s passengers and the travelling public and seeks their understanding, as the safety of flight operations takes priority over all other considerations,” the statement said.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dana Air Boeing 737 aircraft with registration number (5N DNA) had on Tuesday  made an emergency landing at Abuja Airport.The airline, after the incident, said that the aircraft had been grounded for immediate attention by engineers.The airline’s Communication Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa made these known in a statement issued in Lagos.Ezenwa said that the incident was due to an indication on one of its engines.He noted that the Pilot-in-command briefed the passengers on the incident and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja International airport at about 2.52 p.m. “All the 100 passengers disembarked safely and the aircraft has been grounded for immediate attention by our team of engineers.“The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have also been briefed on the incident,” he had said.Ezenwa apologised to passengers on board the flight and reassured customers that the airline would continue to maintain high safety standards.The suspension of  DANA Air operations also comes soon after the Airline Operators of Nigeria wrote to the NCAA and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria expressing some concerns and seeking reliefs.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Dana Air makes emergency landing aircraft grounded Dana makes emergency landing aircraft grounded Dana By Yunus Yusuf Ikeja July 19 2022 Dana Air says its Abuja bound Boeing 737 aircraft with registration mark 5N DNA had an emergency landing on Tuesday It said that the aircraft had been grounded for immediate attention by engineers The airline s Communication Manager Mr Kingsley Ezenwa made these known in a statement issued in Lagos Ezenwa said that the incident was due to an indication on one of its engines He noted that the Pilot in command briefed the passengers on the incident and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja International airport at about 2 52 p m All the 100 passengers disembarked safely and the aircraft has been grounded for immediate attention by our team of engineers The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA have also been briefed on the incident he said Ezenwa apologised to passengers on board the flight and reassured customers that the airline would continue to maintain high safety standards NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Dana Air makes emergency landing, aircraft grounded
      Dana Air makes emergency landing aircraft grounded Dana makes emergency landing aircraft grounded Dana By Yunus Yusuf Ikeja July 19 2022 Dana Air says its Abuja bound Boeing 737 aircraft with registration mark 5N DNA had an emergency landing on Tuesday It said that the aircraft had been grounded for immediate attention by engineers The airline s Communication Manager Mr Kingsley Ezenwa made these known in a statement issued in Lagos Ezenwa said that the incident was due to an indication on one of its engines He noted that the Pilot in command briefed the passengers on the incident and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja International airport at about 2 52 p m All the 100 passengers disembarked safely and the aircraft has been grounded for immediate attention by our team of engineers The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA have also been briefed on the incident he said Ezenwa apologised to passengers on board the flight and reassured customers that the airline would continue to maintain high safety standards NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Dana Air makes emergency landing, aircraft grounded
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    Dana Air makes emergency landing, aircraft grounded

    Dana Air makes emergency landing, aircraft grounded Dana makes emergency landing, aircraft grounded Dana By Yunus Yusuf Ikeja, July 19, 2022 Dana Air says its Abuja-bound Boeing 737 aircraft with registration mark 5N DNA had an emergency landing on Tuesday.

    It said that the aircraft had been grounded for immediate attention by engineers.

    The airline’s Communication Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa made these known in a statement issued in Lagos.

    Ezenwa said that the incident was due to an indication on one of its engines.

    He noted that the Pilot-in-command briefed the passengers on the incident and landed the aircraft safely at the Abuja International airport at about 2.52 p.m. “All the 100 passengers disembarked safely and the aircraft has been grounded for immediate attention by our team of engineers.

    “The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have also been briefed on the incident,” he said.

    Ezenwa apologised to passengers on board the flight and reassured customers that the airline would continue to maintain high safety standards.

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  •  The Federal Government says it will implement Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record System to enhance border integrity and improved border control capabilities Capt Musa Nuhu the Director General Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA made the assertion on Monday during his opening remarks at the United Nation Consultation Workshop on in Abuja According to him the importance of the workshop being organised within the UN Countering Terrorist Travel Programme cannot be over emphasised as the implementation will assist Nigeria to detect and counter terrorists Nuhu said It will help to detect criminals using travel information in in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions UNSCR 2178 2014 UNSCR 2396 2017 UNSCR 2482 2019 and International Civil Aviation ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices SARPs As you are all aware Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record System are important tools in enhancing border integrity and improved border control capabilities Organising this workshop at this time when the issues of terrorism and facilitation is topical in the industry is quite commendable as it will deliberate and come up with practical outcome that will complement ongoing efforts by government The NCAA boss said it was a great pleasure for Nigeria to host the important consultative workshop and to have delegation from the Office of the United Nations Counter Terrorism in Nigeria He appealed to delegates from government agencies and international organisations at the workshop to support the Nigerian government in achieving the implementation of the in Nigeria According to him this should be within the framework of United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme CTTP Organising this workshop at this time when the issues of terrorism and facilitation is topical in the industry is quite commendable as it would deliberate and come up with practical outcome that will complement ongoing efforts by government I wish to thank and wish all delegates ministries agencies and departments and the various airlines a pleasant stay in Abuja as well as a fruitful deliberations My appreciation also goes to the organising committee for all their efforts in making the consultative workshop a success I welcome you all to this important workshop and encourage your full participation in the deliberations he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG to implement advance passenger information system to enhance border integrity
     The Federal Government says it will implement Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record System to enhance border integrity and improved border control capabilities Capt Musa Nuhu the Director General Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA made the assertion on Monday during his opening remarks at the United Nation Consultation Workshop on in Abuja According to him the importance of the workshop being organised within the UN Countering Terrorist Travel Programme cannot be over emphasised as the implementation will assist Nigeria to detect and counter terrorists Nuhu said It will help to detect criminals using travel information in in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions UNSCR 2178 2014 UNSCR 2396 2017 UNSCR 2482 2019 and International Civil Aviation ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices SARPs As you are all aware Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record System are important tools in enhancing border integrity and improved border control capabilities Organising this workshop at this time when the issues of terrorism and facilitation is topical in the industry is quite commendable as it will deliberate and come up with practical outcome that will complement ongoing efforts by government The NCAA boss said it was a great pleasure for Nigeria to host the important consultative workshop and to have delegation from the Office of the United Nations Counter Terrorism in Nigeria He appealed to delegates from government agencies and international organisations at the workshop to support the Nigerian government in achieving the implementation of the in Nigeria According to him this should be within the framework of United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme CTTP Organising this workshop at this time when the issues of terrorism and facilitation is topical in the industry is quite commendable as it would deliberate and come up with practical outcome that will complement ongoing efforts by government I wish to thank and wish all delegates ministries agencies and departments and the various airlines a pleasant stay in Abuja as well as a fruitful deliberations My appreciation also goes to the organising committee for all their efforts in making the consultative workshop a success I welcome you all to this important workshop and encourage your full participation in the deliberations he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG to implement advance passenger information system to enhance border integrity
    General news3 months ago

    FG to implement advance passenger information system to enhance border integrity

    The Federal Government says it will implement Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record System to enhance border integrity and improved border control capabilities.

    Capt.

    Musa Nuhu, the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), made the assertion on Monday during his opening remarks at the United Nation Consultation Workshop on in Abuja.

    According to him, the importance of the workshop being organised within the UN Countering Terrorist Travel Programme cannot be over emphasised as the implementation will assist Nigeria to detect and counter terrorists.

    Nuhu said, “It will help to detect criminals using travel information in in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions UNSCR 2178 (2014), UNSCR 2396 (2017), UNSCR 2482 (2019) and International Civil Aviation (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

    “As you are all aware, Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record System are important tools in enhancing border integrity and improved border control capabilities.

    “Organising this workshop at this time when the issues of terrorism and facilitation is topical in the industry is quite commendable as it will deliberate and come up with practical outcome that will complement ongoing efforts by government.

    “ The NCAA boss said it was a great pleasure for Nigeria to host the important consultative workshop and to have delegation from the Office of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism in Nigeria.

    He appealed to delegates from government agencies and international organisations at the workshop to support the Nigerian government in achieving the implementation of the in Nigeria.

    According to him, this should be within the framework of United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CTTP).

    “Organising this workshop at this time when the issues of terrorism and facilitation is topical in the industry is quite commendable as it would deliberate and come up with practical outcome that will complement ongoing efforts by government.

    “I wish to thank and wish all delegates, ministries, agencies and departments and the various airlines a pleasant stay in Abuja as well as a fruitful deliberations.

    “My appreciation also goes to the organising committee for all their efforts in making the consultative workshop a success.

    “I welcome you all to this important workshop and encourage your full participation in the deliberations,“ he said.

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  •   By Yunus YusufGreen Africa Nigeria s Lagos based value airline officially commenced commercial flights as inaugural flight arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja amid low fare of N16 500 The airline s Brand Marketing Specialist Mrs Oyindamola Fashogbon made this known in a statement in Lagos on Friday Fashogbon said the airline commenced its first flight operations following the announcement of the receipt of Air Operator Certificate AOC from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA She said that operations started officially on Thursday with an inaugural flight from Lagos to Abuja on one of the airline s ATR 72 600s She added that the first flights into other destinations from Lagos are scheduled between Aug 14 and 2 adding that customers who want to book a flight should visit greenafrica com and enjoy low fares from N16 500 Fashogbon said the airline s officials received passengers and several stakeholders from Lagos checked in at the airline s counters situated in the Alpha Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 1 GAT She said The aircraft was given a special welcome to Abuja with a water canon salute as the aircraft touched down on the ramp As part of the inaugural flight ceremony customers were engaged inflight in an interactive knowledge test session Hence three customers each won a voucher with 10kg baggage allowance for their next flight with the airline Fashogbon said the inaugural flight ceremony also featured cake cutting and photo sessions with celebrities and guests On arrival in Abuja Babawande Afolabi Founder and CEO Green Africa while addressing customers aviation dignitaries and newmen said the airline was on a mission to connect more people in the country and Africa Afolabi said the airline was ready to connect them to their dreams and opportunities adding that it was what kept them going in spite of the odds over the last several years The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that customers from Abuja are to check in at Green Africa counters situated at Terminal D Domestic wing Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja NAN Source NAN
    Green Africa’s inaugural flight arrives Abuja Airport amid low fare
      By Yunus YusufGreen Africa Nigeria s Lagos based value airline officially commenced commercial flights as inaugural flight arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja amid low fare of N16 500 The airline s Brand Marketing Specialist Mrs Oyindamola Fashogbon made this known in a statement in Lagos on Friday Fashogbon said the airline commenced its first flight operations following the announcement of the receipt of Air Operator Certificate AOC from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA She said that operations started officially on Thursday with an inaugural flight from Lagos to Abuja on one of the airline s ATR 72 600s She added that the first flights into other destinations from Lagos are scheduled between Aug 14 and 2 adding that customers who want to book a flight should visit greenafrica com and enjoy low fares from N16 500 Fashogbon said the airline s officials received passengers and several stakeholders from Lagos checked in at the airline s counters situated in the Alpha Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 1 GAT She said The aircraft was given a special welcome to Abuja with a water canon salute as the aircraft touched down on the ramp As part of the inaugural flight ceremony customers were engaged inflight in an interactive knowledge test session Hence three customers each won a voucher with 10kg baggage allowance for their next flight with the airline Fashogbon said the inaugural flight ceremony also featured cake cutting and photo sessions with celebrities and guests On arrival in Abuja Babawande Afolabi Founder and CEO Green Africa while addressing customers aviation dignitaries and newmen said the airline was on a mission to connect more people in the country and Africa Afolabi said the airline was ready to connect them to their dreams and opportunities adding that it was what kept them going in spite of the odds over the last several years The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that customers from Abuja are to check in at Green Africa counters situated at Terminal D Domestic wing Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja NAN Source NAN
    Green Africa’s inaugural flight arrives Abuja Airport amid low fare
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    Green Africa’s inaugural flight arrives Abuja Airport amid low fare

    By Yunus YusufGreen Africa, Nigeria’s Lagos-based value airline, officially commenced commercial flights as inaugural flight arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja amid low fare of N16,500.

    The airline’s Brand Marketing Specialist, Mrs Oyindamola Fashogbon, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Friday.

    Fashogbon said the airline commenced its first flight operations following the announcement of the receipt of Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

    She said that operations started officially on Thursday with an inaugural flight from Lagos to Abuja on one of the airline’s ATR 72-600s.

    She added that the first flights into other destinations from Lagos are scheduled between Aug. 14 and 2, adding that customers who want to book a flight should visit greenafrica.com and enjoy low fares from N16,500.

    Fashogbon said the airline’s officials received passengers and several stakeholders from Lagos checked-in at the airline’s counters situated in the Alpha Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 1 (GAT).

    She said: “The aircraft was given a special welcome to Abuja with a water canon salute as the aircraft touched down on the ramp.

    “As part of the inaugural flight ceremony, customers were engaged inflight in an interactive ‘knowledge test’ session.

    “Hence, three customers each won a voucher with 10kg baggage allowance for their next flight with the airline.”

    Fashogbon said the inaugural flight ceremony also featured cake cutting and photo sessions with celebrities and guests.

    On arrival in Abuja, Babawande Afolabi, Founder and CEO, Green Africa while addressing customers, aviation dignitaries and newmen said the airline was on a mission to connect more people in the country and Africa.

    Afolabi said the airline was ready to connect them to their dreams and opportunities, adding that it was what kept them going in spite of the odds over the last several years.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that customers from Abuja are to check-in at Green Africa counters situated at Terminal D, Domestic wing, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.(NAN)

    Source: NAN

  •   By Yunus Yusuf The Accident Investigation Bureau AIB denounced the rumor circulating that the Air Peace plane crashed in Ilorin Mr Tunji Oketunbi AIB s director general public affairs said this in a statement on Saturday in Lagos Oketunbi said there had been no accidents adding that the tires burst after landing This is to confirm an incident involving an Air Peace B737 500 registered Mpmarks 5N BQR which occurred on July 23 in Ilorin around 10 30 am local time There were 66 passengers and six crew on board AIB security investigators assessed the event and decided not to investigate The plane was handed over to the operator Air Peace The delay in opening the airport is due to the recovery of the aircraft from the runway by FAAN and Air Peace The aircraft had a flat tire during the landing roll We urge all media professionals to check all information before going to press Likewise Captain Musa Nuhu chief executive of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA cautioned against sensationalism and noted that it would damage the industry s reputation if not careful Nuhu also said the plane had the incident around 10 00 a m Friday after landing from Abuja but after assessment by AIB safety inspectors decided not to investigate Meanwhile Air Peace spokesman Mr Stanley Olisa said in a statement that the company s attention had been drawn to misleading online reports claiming that the B737 500 plane was bound for Ilorin registered 5N BQR from Abuja was involved in an accident at around 10 00 a m on July 23 For the record nothing like that happened Reports have distorted and exaggerated the facts We can confirm that the occurrence aircraft touched down safely but had minimal tire burst during taxiing It demystifies all the mischievously titled reports circulating online that should be ignored Our plane did not crash or land in Ilorin or anywhere for that matter This kind of sensationalism is bad and is meant to cause panic in the minds of the flying public said Olisa He said the incident was duly reported to authorities and the passengers disembarked without problem However the tires were repaired and the plane is intact We condemn the sensational publication of lies Air Peace is committed to providing peaceful connectivity across cities and relentlessly observes the highest safety standards in its operations he added NAN nannews ng
    AIB denounces rumor of plane crash in Ilorin
      By Yunus Yusuf The Accident Investigation Bureau AIB denounced the rumor circulating that the Air Peace plane crashed in Ilorin Mr Tunji Oketunbi AIB s director general public affairs said this in a statement on Saturday in Lagos Oketunbi said there had been no accidents adding that the tires burst after landing This is to confirm an incident involving an Air Peace B737 500 registered Mpmarks 5N BQR which occurred on July 23 in Ilorin around 10 30 am local time There were 66 passengers and six crew on board AIB security investigators assessed the event and decided not to investigate The plane was handed over to the operator Air Peace The delay in opening the airport is due to the recovery of the aircraft from the runway by FAAN and Air Peace The aircraft had a flat tire during the landing roll We urge all media professionals to check all information before going to press Likewise Captain Musa Nuhu chief executive of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA cautioned against sensationalism and noted that it would damage the industry s reputation if not careful Nuhu also said the plane had the incident around 10 00 a m Friday after landing from Abuja but after assessment by AIB safety inspectors decided not to investigate Meanwhile Air Peace spokesman Mr Stanley Olisa said in a statement that the company s attention had been drawn to misleading online reports claiming that the B737 500 plane was bound for Ilorin registered 5N BQR from Abuja was involved in an accident at around 10 00 a m on July 23 For the record nothing like that happened Reports have distorted and exaggerated the facts We can confirm that the occurrence aircraft touched down safely but had minimal tire burst during taxiing It demystifies all the mischievously titled reports circulating online that should be ignored Our plane did not crash or land in Ilorin or anywhere for that matter This kind of sensationalism is bad and is meant to cause panic in the minds of the flying public said Olisa He said the incident was duly reported to authorities and the passengers disembarked without problem However the tires were repaired and the plane is intact We condemn the sensational publication of lies Air Peace is committed to providing peaceful connectivity across cities and relentlessly observes the highest safety standards in its operations he added NAN nannews ng
    AIB denounces rumor of plane crash in Ilorin
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    AIB denounces rumor of plane crash in Ilorin

    By Yunus Yusuf

    The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) denounced the rumor circulating that the Air Peace plane crashed in Ilorin.

    Mr. Tunji Oketunbi, AIB's director general, public affairs, said this in a statement on Saturday in Lagos.

    Oketunbi said "there had been no accidents," adding that the tires burst after landing.

    “This is to confirm an incident involving an Air Peace B737-500 registered Mpmarks 5N-BQR which occurred on July 23 in Ilorin, around 10:30 am local time.

    “There were 66 passengers and six crew on board. AIB security investigators assessed the event and decided not to investigate.

    “The plane was handed over to the operator (Air Peace).

    “The delay in opening the airport is due to the recovery of the aircraft from the runway by FAAN and Air Peace. The aircraft had a flat tire during the landing roll.

    "We urge all media professionals to check all information before going to press."

    Likewise, Captain Musa Nuhu, chief executive of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), cautioned against sensationalism and noted that it would damage the industry's reputation if not careful. .

    Nuhu also said the plane had the incident around 10:00 a.m. Friday after landing from Abuja but after assessment by AIB safety inspectors decided not to investigate.

    Meanwhile, Air Peace spokesman Mr. Stanley Olisa said in a statement that the company's attention had been drawn to misleading online reports claiming that the B737-500 plane was bound for 'Ilorin, registered 5N-BQR from Abuja, was involved in an accident at around 10:00 a.m. on July 23.

    “For the record, nothing like that happened. Reports have distorted and exaggerated the facts. We can confirm that the occurrence aircraft touched down safely but had minimal tire burst during taxiing.

    “It demystifies all the mischievously titled reports circulating online that should be ignored.

    “Our plane did not crash or land in Ilorin or anywhere for that matter. This kind of sensationalism is bad and is meant to cause panic in the minds of the flying public, '' said Olisa.

    He said the incident was duly reported to authorities and the passengers disembarked without problem.

    “However, the tires were repaired and the plane is intact. We condemn the sensational publication of lies.

    “Air Peace is committed to providing peaceful connectivity across cities and relentlessly observes the highest safety standards in its operations,” he added. (NAN) (nannews.ng)

  •   By Gabriel Agbeja The Director General Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA Capt Musa Nuhu on Wednesday said the authority had planned to deepen effort towards safeguarding highly skilled manpower in aviation industry Nuhu who made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Abuja said such move would boost the confidence to ensure safety and comfort of the flying public He said NCAA being a regulatory body would ensure the nation keep boasting of improved aviation infrastructural facilities at the airports state of the art navigational aids and modern weather forecasting equipment Our mission is to provide aviation safety and economic regulation in the most efficient effective quality and technology driven manner to the satisfaction and benefit of all the stakeholders consistent with the highest international standers NCAA is ready for the sustainable development of the industry and national economy he said Nuhu said that NCAA was currently working on some applications for the new airlines According to him about six new airlines will start to operate soon to strengthen the capacity in the aviation sector There are quite a few airlines coming up About two or three to start operating this year The rest will start next year he said The director general called on all pertinent stakeholders to work together as a team to further design strategies towards best practice to grow the industry from the level of Covid 19 impact For the airlines we provide Ultimate Means of Compliance for them to keep fly and to avoid spending huge among of money to send the aircraft and people for training That on its own was in form of palliative from NCAA to all local airline operators to save their money it said Nuhu observed that the recent increase in air fare was as a result of a bit higher demand than the available capacity in the industry He commended the Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika for his efforts towards alleviating challenges confronting Nigerian Airline Operators NAO In the issues of assisting the airlines I think the Federal Ministry of Aviation has done wonderfully well in consulting airlines operators protecting foreign exchange proposing of giving them single digit loan Also removing 7 5 per cent tax VAT in the new financial bill among others he said On the issue of bailout for the airlines the NCAA boss said it was a strictly policy matter being handled by the ministry In a related development a senior member of staff in the ministry who pleaded anonymity said disbursement of five billion naira aviation palliative fund the bailout was handle by a committee set up by the minister The official said that the member was drawn from the ministry the Airline Operators of Nigeria AON and the ancillary service providers According to him all decisions on beneficiaries and number of benefits were taken by the committee without any interference by the ministry This was to ensure transparency and fairness which the ministry can assert were achieved the official said The official affirmed that aviation sector was also expecting another sum of twenty seven billion naira palliative as promised by the federal government to support the industry NAN NAN
    NCAA to uphold skilled manpower in aviation industry–DG
      By Gabriel Agbeja The Director General Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA Capt Musa Nuhu on Wednesday said the authority had planned to deepen effort towards safeguarding highly skilled manpower in aviation industry Nuhu who made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Abuja said such move would boost the confidence to ensure safety and comfort of the flying public He said NCAA being a regulatory body would ensure the nation keep boasting of improved aviation infrastructural facilities at the airports state of the art navigational aids and modern weather forecasting equipment Our mission is to provide aviation safety and economic regulation in the most efficient effective quality and technology driven manner to the satisfaction and benefit of all the stakeholders consistent with the highest international standers NCAA is ready for the sustainable development of the industry and national economy he said Nuhu said that NCAA was currently working on some applications for the new airlines According to him about six new airlines will start to operate soon to strengthen the capacity in the aviation sector There are quite a few airlines coming up About two or three to start operating this year The rest will start next year he said The director general called on all pertinent stakeholders to work together as a team to further design strategies towards best practice to grow the industry from the level of Covid 19 impact For the airlines we provide Ultimate Means of Compliance for them to keep fly and to avoid spending huge among of money to send the aircraft and people for training That on its own was in form of palliative from NCAA to all local airline operators to save their money it said Nuhu observed that the recent increase in air fare was as a result of a bit higher demand than the available capacity in the industry He commended the Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika for his efforts towards alleviating challenges confronting Nigerian Airline Operators NAO In the issues of assisting the airlines I think the Federal Ministry of Aviation has done wonderfully well in consulting airlines operators protecting foreign exchange proposing of giving them single digit loan Also removing 7 5 per cent tax VAT in the new financial bill among others he said On the issue of bailout for the airlines the NCAA boss said it was a strictly policy matter being handled by the ministry In a related development a senior member of staff in the ministry who pleaded anonymity said disbursement of five billion naira aviation palliative fund the bailout was handle by a committee set up by the minister The official said that the member was drawn from the ministry the Airline Operators of Nigeria AON and the ancillary service providers According to him all decisions on beneficiaries and number of benefits were taken by the committee without any interference by the ministry This was to ensure transparency and fairness which the ministry can assert were achieved the official said The official affirmed that aviation sector was also expecting another sum of twenty seven billion naira palliative as promised by the federal government to support the industry NAN NAN
    NCAA to uphold skilled manpower in aviation industry–DG
    Aviation1 year ago

    NCAA to uphold skilled manpower in aviation industry–DG

     

    By Gabriel Agbeja

    The Director- General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu, on Wednesday said the authority had planned to deepen effort towards safeguarding highly skilled manpower in aviation industry.

    Nuhu, who made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said such move would boost the confidence to ensure safety and comfort of the flying public.

    He said NCAA, being a regulatory body, would ensure the nation keep boasting of improved aviation infrastructural facilities at the airports, state of the art navigational aids and modern weather forecasting equipment.

    “Our mission is to provide aviation safety and economic regulation in the most efficient, effective, quality and technology driven manner to the satisfaction and benefit of all the stakeholders, consistent with the highest international standers.

    “NCAA is ready for the sustainable development of the industry and national economy,” he said.

    Nuhu said that NCAA was currently working on some applications for the new airlines.

    According to him, about six new airlines will start to operate soon to strengthen the capacity in the aviation sector.

    “There are quite a few airlines coming up. About two or three to start operating this year.  The rest will start next year,” he said.

    The director-general called on all pertinent stakeholders to work together as a team to further design strategies towards best practice to grow the industry from the level of Covid-19 impact.

    “For the airlines, we provide `Ultimate Means of Compliance“ for them to keep fly and to avoid spending huge among of money to send the aircraft and people for training.

    “That on its own was in form of palliative from NCAA to all local airline operators to save their money,” it said.

    Nuhu observed that the recent increase in air fare was as a result of a bit higher demand than the available capacity in the industry.

    He commended the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, for his efforts towards alleviating challenges confronting Nigerian Airline Operators (NAO).

    “In the issues of assisting the airlines, I think the Federal Ministry of Aviation has done wonderfully well in consulting airlines operators , protecting foreign exchange , proposing of giving them single digit loan.

    “Also, removing 7.5 per cent tax (VAT) in the new financial bill among others,” he said.

    On the issue of bailout for the airlines, the NCAA boss said it was a strictly policy matter being handled by the ministry.

    In a related development, a senior member of staff in the ministry, who pleaded anonymity, said disbursement of five billion naira aviation palliative fund, the bailout, was handle by a committee set up by the minister.

    The official said that the member was drawn from the ministry, the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and the ancillary service providers.

    According to him, all decisions on beneficiaries and number of benefits were taken by the committee without any interference by the ministry.

    “This was to ensure transparency and fairness which the ministry can assert were achieved,” the official said.

    The official affirmed that aviation sector was also expecting another sum of twenty seven billion naira palliative, as promised by the federal government, to support the industry. (NAN)

    (NAN)