Aviation: Aireon, a more efficient airline tracker, debuts over N. Atlantic

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A satellite-based air traffic surveillance system that went live this month over the North Atlantic will track the position of planes every eight seconds, which analysts, air traffic control entities and the company that developed the system say is likely to be transformational for passenger aviation. “We haven’t seen improvements in capabilities like this since we went from non-radar to […]

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News: Man Stole $122M From Facebook And Google By Sending Them Bills, Which They Paid

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Evaldas Rimasauskas of Lithuania scammed $122 million from Facebook and Google. And it was surprisingly easy. All he did was send the two tech giants bills for items they hadn’t purchased and for services and products he hadn’t provided, yet they paid without even checking out the invoices. Alas, he was caught and Rimasauskas has “plead guilty to US wire […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s CAA Clears Air On Safety in country’s Aviation industry

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has assured the flying public of their safety, following the Crash of Ethiopian Airline’s B 737- Max 8. According to a news release by the agency’s General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, he said there is no cause for alarm noting that presently, the accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 – Max 8 is not […]

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News: US Government issues Travel Advisory on 57 Countries including Jamaica, France and Antarctica

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Some 4.3 million tourists visited Jamaica in 2017 a record for the Caribbean island nation. But, in recent months, reports of violent crime directed at tourists in Jamaica have surfaced. According to an investigation from The Detroit Free Press , several women said they were sexually assaulted at Sandals Resorts properties in Jamaica. The victims said they were asked to […]

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Africa: Global Aviation Grows With Codeshares, Partnerships, Yet Nigerian Carriers Go Solo

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Major carriers around the world are forming alliances and codeshares, but none considers Nigerian airlines good enough for partnership. OLUSEGUN KOIKI writes. Partnerships and codeshares are springing up across the aviation world, helping airlines deliver choice to consumers and grow their businesses. For instance, Air France-KLM-Alitalia and Delta over the Atlantic; Japan Airlines-British Airways and Finnair linking Japan and Europe; […]

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Africa: Lagos yet to find investors for Lekki Int’l Airport 10 years after

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More than one decade after it was proposed and investment prospectus pushed into the global market in search of investment partners, it appears foreign and local investors are yet to be convinced that the $450 million Lekki International Airport in Lagos is worth staking their funds. Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub and commercial capital, operates one federally-owned international airport which currently […]

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Aviation: Brussels Airlines to fly with all-female crew to Entebbe & Kigali on March 8

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Brussels Airlines will be operating a special flight on International Women’s Day on March 8 from Brussels to Entebbe via Kigali. The Airbus A330 will operate flight SN465 to Eastern Africa with an all-female crew, including the captain and the first officer. Brussels Airlines itself has a female CEO and is having more and more ladies as crew members on […]

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Africa: Air Tanzania begins service to Lusaka, Harare

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Air Tanzania has relaunched their first regional route, connecting Dar es Salaam with Lusaka and Harare, using an A220-300. The airline will soon launch flights to Johannesburg, essentially taking back routes once upon a time operated by Fastjet before that airline lost their operating license. The airline also intends to launch their first long haul flight; using B787 Dreamliner as […]

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