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Airport certification is revocable – Dunoma

Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma,tells IME AKPAN that the agency is ready for airport certifi cation, having committed resources to it, and put aircraft recovery and some other equipment in place. Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority ...

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Explosion causes panic at MMIA

By Ime Akpan Lagos Th e sound of explosion heard around the hajj and cargo terminal of the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport about 9am yesterday caused panic and sent airport users and intending pilgrims scampering off in ...

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FG, ICAO agree on devt of aviation sector

Stories by Ime Akpan Lagos Nigeria and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) have agreed to heighten preparation and investment to sustainably manage anticipated traffi c growth and fully capital- ize on the signifi cant progress the country has already ...

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FG, states MDAs in N115bn tax default

By David Agba Abuja Th e Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has uncovered over N115 billion being tax liabilities established against Federal and States’ Ministries, Departments and Agencies, (MDAs) as well as Local Government Councils across the nation. ...

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IATA moves to implement EasyPay solution for travel

Th e International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solutions (MSTS) were selected to implement the IATA EasyPay payment solution for travel agents ...

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FG to address aviation problems

Th e Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has promised to address the issues hampering the growth and development of Nigeria’s aviation sector. Th e Acting President also said such problems that had hindered the aviation sector from taking advantage of ...

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Arik seeks funds to defray AMCON debts

Stories by Ime Akpan Lagos Arik Air’s shareholders have sought collaboration with a Middle Eastbased fi rm to pay off the debts it owes to Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and the other creditors. A source told Blueprint newspapers ...

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IATA urges FG on production of aviation fuels

Stories by Ime Akpan Lagos Th e International Air Transport Association (IATA) 73rd annual general meeting has approved a resolution calling for governments to implement policies to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Th e resolution also reaffi ...

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ICAO, ACI to collaborate on new airport training

Secretary general of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, (ICAO), Dr. Fang Liu and the director general of Airports Council International (ACI), Angela Gittens have formalized a new agreement supporting their agencies’ future cooperation on airport training. Th e two air ...

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NAMA to speed up automation of AIS, AIM

Th e Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has pledged to accelerate the digitalization of aeronautical information service (AIS) in view of the centrality of data automation to the overall safety of civil aviation. Th e Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. ...

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Int’l passenger demand grows by 6.8%

Th e International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released global passenger traffi c results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8 per cent, compared to the same month a year ago. Capacity ...

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NCAA, airlines tackle wild passengers

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the local airlines have resolved to take any action, including criminal prosecution, against any passenger who assaults any aviation worker, but it’s doubtful if they are not blowing hot air, reports IME AKPAN ...

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IATA calls for commitment to global standards

Th e International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and eff ective use of data. Speaking at the IATA Safety and Flight ...

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