Aviation: Nigeria’s Arik Air and aviation industry in disarray

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Nigeria’s Arik Air and aviation industry in disarray The Nigerian government has announced a takeover of the country’s biggest airline – Arik Air – to prevent it going bust. But this is just the latest example of problems in Nigeria’s aviation industry, reports the BBC’s Martin Patience from Lagos. The government agency (Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria) now responsible for […]

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Aviation: Sosoliso, A fatal painful crash with a combination of bad decisions

Aviation: Sosoliso, A fatal painful crash with a combination of bad decisions TO say the Sosoliso Airline crash is Nigeria’s saddest crash is not an understatement given the fact that it took with it no fewer than 50 children and some notable personalities plus all the melee that happened post crash when it was time to pay compensation to the victims’ […]

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Aviation: Airline Association explains why Lloyds Insurers wants to blacklist Nigeria

Specialist insurance market, Lloyd’s of London, has issued a warning to Nigerian airline operators that it may be forced to blacklist or downgrade them over their continued failure to fulfill their obligations of paying premiums regularly. This was made known by Lloyd’s representatives who visited Nigeria recently. According to the representatives, the Nigerian market is a high-risk market, the volume […]

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Aviation: 51 Chinese made aircraft fly in 15 African Countries as China pledges more


China plans to train at least 500 aviation personnel from Africa annually as part of efforts to boost the continent’s fast-growing aviation sector. Shu Limei, the commercial councilor for Asia and Africa in Guangdong Province made the pledge at the China-Africa Aviation Forum held in China’s Zhuhai City. “We will help Africa to deal with challenges such as backward infrastructure […]

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Akwaaba 2016: Experts set rescue agenda for sustainable travel, aviation industry in Africa

The 2016 edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market (AfTM), held at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, has set a new rescue agenda for a better, structured and economic-driver travel, tourism and aviation sector, to reposition and sustain Africa business hub and destination. The three days travel exhibition, which consolidated on its past effort to add more value to the […]

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Africa: Meet The Top African Female Pilots Dominating The Aviation Industry

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Lieutenant Ouma Laouali, 28, on the 21st of October became the first female pilot in Niger. She was one of the Nigerien Airforce members trained by the United States as part of a programme to help fight the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram. Just as women in politics and business are celebrated, Lieutenant Ouma is celebrated for joining the league […]

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Africa: Remove VAT to grow Aviation in Ghana, Airlines ask

Players in Ghana’s domestic aviation sector have renewed their call on government to withdraw the 17.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) imposed on domestic air fares two years ago. According to them, the introduction of the tax has led to a 40 per cent drop in patronage of flight services across all routes. “The market has shrunk so much […]

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Pilot Salaries: Which Airlines Had the Highest Pay in 2015?

Last year we took a look at the airline pay scales submitted to APC by our users. Now we’re back with an update. In just its first three quarters, 2015 has already been the most profitable year in industry history, recording $22 billion in operating profits. These record-breaking numbers are largely due to the cost of jet fuel dropping down […]

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Aviation industry could transform Africa — Air Zimbabwe boss

BY TARISAI MANDIZHA The aviation industry continues to be key to the transformation of African economies such as Zimbabwe, despite the country’s economic challenges, experts have said. Speaking at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) day celebrations in Victoria Falls, African Airlines Association president and Air Zimbabwe acting chief executive officer Edmund Makona said aviation had created 6,1 million jobs […]

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South Africa grounds S.A. express over safety concerns

The South African Civil Aviation Authority has suspended SA Express’ Air Operator Certificate‚ with immediate effect‚ due to concerns over serious safety hazards that pose a risk to the crew‚ passengers‚ and the public. “It is critical to note that this suspension is precautionary and taken in the interest of safety and preventing incidents that can be catastrophic‚” the aviation […]

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