Wednesday, June 23, 2021



Chanchangi Airlines gets NCAA’s nod to resume flight operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has approved an operational licence for the Chanchangi Airlines to resume operations after suspending same in 20212.

Suspension: We’re complying with issues raised by NCAA – Azman Air

Azman Air, a privately-owned airline, is following guidelines of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to advance standard in its operations, Sam Aderogboye, NCAA General Manager, Public Relation, has said.

NCAA approves Bayelsa Airport for flight operations

After months of delayed expectation, the Bayelsa State-owned airport, on Saturday, finally got the nod of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to commence commercial flight operations.

Aircraft in Nigeria must undergo rigorous maintenance, no compromise, no waiver – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, says aircrafts operating in the country’s airspace are subjected to rigorous and specified maintenance and as scheduled.

AZMAN’s woes worsen as NCAA audit report shows airline’s gross safety violations, exceedances

Grounded AZMAN Air's predicaments appear to be many as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA's audit report opened a Pandora's box on the airline's...

NCAA releases damning report on how AZMAN serially overlooked passenger safety [FULL STATEMENT]

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has released a report revealing how the suspended Azman Airline had serially been overlooking passengers’ safety in their operations.

NCAA was right to ground AZMAN – Capt. Mshelia

Renowned aviation trainer and CEO of WestLink Airlines, Capt. Ibrahim Mshelia, has defended the decision of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, suspending AZMAN...

COVID-19: Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, The Netherlands

The Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 has threatened to ban flights from the UAE and The Netherlands as a reciprocal action.

Crash: Nigerian govt lifts ban on Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

The Federal Government has announced the lifting of the ban on Boeing 737 Max Aircraft flying into the Nigerian airspace, following the two accidents involving the aircraft model in the recent past.

Emirates suspends flights from Lagos, Abuja airports

Emirates Airlines has suspended flights from Lagos and Abuja airports to Dubai until February 28.

COVID-19: Nigerian govt bans Emirates flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has slammed a 72-hour suspension on the Emirates Airlines’ outbound flights for violating COVID-19 regulations in the country.

70 % of aviation accidents caused by human factors – NCAA DG

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, has disclosed that about 70 per cent of aviation accidents are attributable to human factors.

NCAA plans to open 5 more regional offices – DG

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, on Wednesday announced plans to open more regional offices as part of its efforts to bring regulation closer to the operators.

Arik Air apologises to stranded passengers over flights disruption

The management of Arik Air on Monday apologised to its customers whose travel plans were disrupted by the picketing of operations by some Aviation unions on September 14.

Sirika wades in as aviation workers threatened strike over mass sacking of pilots, engineers

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has intervened in the industrial action by the National Association of Air Pilots and Engineers, NAAPE, which paralysed activities at Bristow Helicopters.

Aviation workers to shut down over mass sack of aircraft pilots, engineers

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, NAAPE, has given a two-week ultimatum to airline operators, following the sacking of workers by the Air Peace and Bristow Helicopter companies recently.

Arik Air resumes reconnection flights to Kano, Yola

Arik  Air on Monday announced  the  resumption of  its flight  operations  to  Mallam  Aminu  Kano  International Airport, Kano, and Yola Airport from July 28.

Airport reopening: Many airlines not ready, NCAA raises alarm

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has raised alarm over non-readiness of several airliners as most of them are yet to meet the requirements for resumption of operations.

FAAN to increase passengers’ service charges by 100%

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has concluded plans to increase Passenger Service Charge, PSC, by 100 percent, effective from August 1, 2020.

Hajj 2020: Group urges NAHCON, Boards to begin refund to intending pilgrims

A civil society organization, the Independent Hajj Reporters, has called on the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON and State Pilgrim Welfare Boards to begin the refund of the 2020 hajj fares to intending pilgrims, as Saudi Arabia banned international pilgrimage due to COVID-19.

Lagos, Abuja, P/Harcourt, Kano airports to reopen soon – NCAA

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has expressed optimized that flight operations would soon resume at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja; Aminu Kano Airport, Kano and the Port Harcourt Airport, Choba, Rivers State.

Group says relocation order to Abuja may erode NCAA’s autonomy

The President, Aviation Roundtable, Dr Gabriel Olowo, says the decision of the Federal Government to relocate headquarters of aviation agencies to Abuja will erode the autonomy status of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.

Buhari writes NASS, seeks tax exemption on aviation agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the House of Representatives three executive bills which seek to stop three aviation agencies from paying taxes to the government and remitting funds generated from their operations to the Federation Account.

Dana Air targets 7 million passengers by Q1 2020

The Media and Communications Manager, Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa, says the airline is targeting between 6.3 million and 7 million passengers by first quarter of 2020.

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