COVID 19: FG Fines  British Airline N1m for Operating Illegal Flight Into Nigeria
Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Aviation Minister   For contravening section 1.3.3 of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations 2015, and thus operating commercial flights into Nigeria without approval,a British airline, Flairjet has been fined  N1 million  by the Federal Government. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who confirmed this  on Sunday... Read more
Akanu Ibiam Airport Runaway Repairs for Completion Soon-Minister
Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said yesterday that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport runway rehabilitation will be completed before Easter. The minister, who spoke when he inspected the airport, disclosed  that  the contractor, Messrs PW Ltd, gave an assurance that the project would be completed before Easter  and expressed satisfaction... Read more
Crashed Ethiopian Airliner: Germany Refuses Analysis of Black Box
Germany’s Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) has  said it will not analyse the black box from the Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet which crashed soon after taking off from Addis Ababa on Sunday. Ethiopian Airlines which stated this in a twitter message however said Thursday that the black... Read more
15.2 m Passengers Used Nigerian Airports In 2018
A total of 15.2 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 227,834 aircraft movements in 2018 according to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) .   The figure contained in FAAN’s 2018 Annual Report  showed  an increase of 2.5 million passengers over 12.7 million passengers recorded in 2017... Read more
10.9 m Passengers Use Nigerian Airports in 9 Months
A total of 10.9 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 163,646 aircraft movements between January and September 2018 ,according to the  Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).   Statistics obtained from FAAN in Abuja  revealed that  the figure represents an increase of 1.7 million passengers or 15.5 per... Read more
Airlines Charged to be Vigilant over Ebola Virus
Airlines operating international and regional flights into Nigeria have been charged by the Federal Government  to be very vigilant  on measures to curtail the possible spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).   Part of the measures is for pilots in command of any aircraft to report to air traffic... Read more
AMCON Says Arik Air Needs N10bn to Resume Full Operations
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has  said it had discovered deep rooted rot at embattled airline, Arik Air saying  it would require over N10 billion to fix the rot before the largest local carrier could resume full and uninterrupted flight operations to its regular routes across the... Read more
Reps Refuses Approval for Aviation Ministry’s 2017 Budget
The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has refused to approve the 2017 Budget estimates of the Ministry of Aviation due to the unsatisfactory defence of some of its  expenditures by the officials.But the Ministry still has the opportunity  of a better presentation . Defense of a preceding year’s... Read more
FG Names New Heads  for  NAMA, NIMET, NCAT
  President Muhammadu Buhari  has appointed  new heads for some agencies and parastatals in the aviation sector. The agencies are the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of... Read more
Nigeria Improves Safety, Joins World Leaders in Aviation
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said Nigeria had attained another high level safety rating which placed it among the world leaders in aviation safety. The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, disclosed this in a statement released on Monday. According to the statement, Nigeria climbed to Level... Read more