Africa: AMCON controlled Airlines have 50% of Domestic Aviation Market in Nigeria says Spokesman

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Stakeholders in the aviation industry have expressed concern that one of Nigeria’s major airliner, Arik Air, may find it difficult to remain as a going concern due to alleged financial distress facing the company. But the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the management of the airline, described the insinuation as false. Spokesman of AMCON, Mr. Jude Nwauzor, in an […]

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Africa: Nigeria is Last Frontier for Aviation Investment in the World- Sanusi

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The Chief Executive Officer of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, in this interview, says Nigeria’s aviation industry has huge potential for investment. Sanusi also predicts that air fares would rise astronomically in December due to inadequate number of operating aircraft. Chinedu Eze brings the excerpts: In the recently held Bubai Air Show, you collaborated to make a firm order of […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s President Approves Appointment Of New DG For Civil Aviation Authority

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation authority (NCAA). He replaces Captain Muthar Usman, the erstwhile Director General of the Organization. Capt. Nuhu who, until his appointment, was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO), is an Airline Pilot, a Safety expert, a […]

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Africa: Battle for talent as over-40s dominate aviation industry – expert

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Significant jobs growth is forecast in the aviation industry, but the challenge will be finding and nurturing new talent, Vees Lochan, chief operating officer of the Airline Association of Southern Africa said on Friday. “Aviation is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. By 2037 the population of Africa will increase by the size of the present population […]

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Africa: Aviation authority, Hot contest for DG as Usman ends tenure

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The five-year tenure of the Director General (DG) of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muktar Usman, will end October, 2019, Daily Trust reports. Capt. Usman became the chief executive of the civil aviation regulatory body in October, 2014, and is to serve for five years. Before his appointment, he was the Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). The Civil […]

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Travel: Aviation and tourism to contribute $128bn to UAE’s GDP by 2037

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The aviation industry could contribute $128 billion (Dh470bn) to the UAE’s economy by 2037, up from $47.4 billion currently if authorities continue to prioritise the industry’s importance, the International Air Transport Association has said. The trade body is forecasting a 170 per cent growth in aviation during the period, and said that within the same time frame the industry could […]

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Africa: 59 Years of Missed Opportunities in Aviation Industry

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Chinedu Eze writes that as Nigeria turns 59, even though the aviation industry has recorded some progress, experts posit that the sector is not where it ought to be. Before Independence, Nigeria along with some West African countries had one national carrier, the West Africa Airways Corporation (WAAC), which started in 1946 and went under in 1958, when the Nigeria […]

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Africa: Ghana to launch national airline in 2 months according to its Aviation Minister

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Ghana’s Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda says the country is expected to launch its new airline in two months. He made this revelation on Wednesday (August 7, 2019) at the Aviation Ministry’s mid-year performance conference. The minister said that the home-based carrier would connect various African cities with affordable airfares to make Ghana a sub-regional hub. He added that Ghana’s […]

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Africa: Aviation in Nigeria Will Not Grow Without a Masterplan, -Expert

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Nigeria’s travel and tourism expert, Mr. Ikechi Uko has said the country’s aviation industry will remain stunted and not growing beyond what obtains today in the sector until there is a masterplan that stipulates why the country engages in aviation. The travel expert stated that there is no clear description on why the country engages in aviation operations noting that […]

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Africa: Nigerian Local aviation needs development policies, 10-year plan

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Until the leadership of the aviation sector draws up a 10-year master plan of action as informed by a clear vision for its development, the industry will continue to lag behind, experts have said. The stakeholders, at the LAAC forum to chart path to an enviable air travel sector recently in Lagos, said the authorities must begin to run aviation, […]

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