No Major Airline and Aviation Hub in West and Central Africa – Minister

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said on Monday that the West and Central African region was existing without any significant aviation business hub. Sirika said this in Abuja at the 2016 Aviation Day Africa organised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the theme “Driving Economies Through The Power of Aviation’’. The minister was represented by […]

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IATA calls on African governments to harness the power of aviation to drive economic growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African governments to prioritize the development of aviation nationally and at a pan-Africa level to bolster economic growth and development. Delivering his speech the regional Vice president, Africa and Middle East, Hussein Dabbas said Africa was set to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions over the next 20 years, with […]

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Nigeria to launch National Carrier and MRO centre says Minister

The Minister of State, Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, has said that the Federal Government will soon appoint the Transition Adviser that will develop the process for the establishment of a new national carrier. Sirika, while addressing Aviation Stakeholders Forum in Abuja on Monday, said that the government would establish a national carrier that would be private sector driven. He said […]

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Dirty fight by Airlines for Nigeria’s sky and forex

By Louis Odion Anyone still doubting the manipulative influence of multinationals in the political economy of Third World countries like Nigeria only needs to pay more attention to dispatches from our aviation sector lately. With the nation falling on hard times in the last eighteen months over the steep drop in oil price and the $28b foreign reserve barely enough […]

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4 Nigerian Airlines to get IOSA as IATA queries CPC

The International Air Transport Association had awarded its Operational Safety Audit certificates to Arik Air, Aero Contractors and FirstNation for enforcing safety regulations during their operations. IATA’s newly appointed Regional Director for Africa, Tanja Grobotek, said this when he led a team to pay a familiarisation visit to Captain Muhtar Usman, the Director- General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, […]

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