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DOG EATS DOG?

On Thursday July 13, 2017,Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative(ASRTI) held its quarterly Breakfast Meeting with a theme: ‘Aviation as a Catalyst for Economic Growth.’ It had in attendance Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Professor Anthony Kila, Director of Studies, Centre for International Advance and Professional Studies, Mr. Allen Onyema, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace, Dr.WaleBabalakin, Chairman, Bi-Courtney Aviation Service Limited, Mr.AyokuLiadi, Executive Director Lagos and South West UBA Plc.  Also at the event were other stakeholders and professional groups in the sector. Everybody spoke from their…

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FAAN COMMISSIONS ULTRA MODERN CAR PARK

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. FAAN, has commissioned an ultra modernCar Park for use at the Murtala Muhammed Airport,Ikeja, Lagos. According to a statement signed by FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, the six (6) level, 1,300 capacity Car Park was built in partnership with Seymour Aviation Limited in a 30 years’ tenure of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) arrangement. At the commissioning ceremony recently, FAAN Managing Director, Engr Saleh Dunoma, represented by the Director of Engineering Services, EngrSalisuNurudeen Daura, noted that the facility was being commissioned at a time…

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SIRIKA APPLAUDS; AS MURTALA MUHAMMED AIRPORT IS CERTIFIED BY NCAA

The Honourable Minister of State, Aviation, Senator HadiSirika has applauded the collaborative effort of aviation agencies that resulted in the issuance of an aerodrome certificate to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The Honourable Minister, while receiving the certificate from the Managing Director of FAAN, Engr Saleh Dunoma, noted that the issuance of this certificate is a testimony to the strong commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria to safety and security at airports across the nation. It will be recalled that the Director…

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SUSTAINABLE GROWTH OF VARIOUS SECTORS ESSENTIALFOR AVIATION DEVELOPMENT—–ARTSI

Aviation Round Table Safety Initiative (ARTSI), an umbrella body of highly respected aviation professionals, has indicated that there cannot be development in Nigeria’s aviation without sustained growth various sectors like airports, airlines and service providers. In a communiqué at the end of its quarterly meeting in Lagos, it noted that for the nation to achieve this there has to be research, gathering and dissemination of accurate and adequate information, while government should create certainty in the system by respecting agreements that it signs in order to encourage investments and attract…

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DISPATCHER – FOR OUR BENEFIT

That period before and by December 1903, Orville and Wilbur did not know what they were getting themselves into as the Wright brothers invented an equipment heavier than air being suspended in the air. It was a feat, even though it did not spell out much then. Would they know what would follow especially in the area of safety, width of acceptance and use? Now, down the line, very numerous branches have shot out of that trunk all in the name of sustenance of that original dream. If safety was…

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ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN AVIATION TRAINING ORGANISATION (AATO): AN ORGANISATIONAL X-RAY

PREAMBLE The write-up X-rays the underlying dynamics at work in the Association of African Aviation Training Organization (AATO) of which many have a faint knowledge. The paper will explore the driving force behind its establishment, Core objectives, Membership categorization, Benefits, achievements, challenges and opportunities in Africa, and provides a perspective on the collective thinking and coherent action to create value on the continent and improve performance. I was privileged to attend the 26th African Aviation Conference: MRO Africa 2017 Co-located with the 5th African Aviation Training Conference and Exhibition and…

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AIB CHARGES NAAPE MEMBERS TO BE MORE PROFESSIONAL IN THEIR DUTIES

Engr. Akin Olateru, Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has charged members of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) to be more professional in the discharge of their duties. Olateru also said that accident reports of the bureau have received commendations in recent time due to the processes adopted by the management before releasing such to the public. A statement by Mr. TunjiOketunbi, Head, Public Affairs, AIB, said that Olateru stated this recently when the leadership of NAAPE, led by its President, Engr. Abednego Galadima paid him a…

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ICAO, NTSB TRAIN AIB, OTHERS ON ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

Capacity building in the aviation industry has received a boost as Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) partnered the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States of America for a one-week training in accident/incident investigation, for the benefit of the entire West African sub region. Tagged ICAO Accident/Incident Investigation Workshop and held in Lagos from last September 25, the training navigated the participants through various aspects of accident investigation including Annex 13 guidance materials; investigating organizational factors and human performance; records investigation;…

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EXECUTIVE ORDER BRINGS MMIA TO WORLD’S CLASS LEVEL

THREE EXECUTIVE ORDERS Since coming into office in 2015, the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been seeking means to make governance more purposive, transparently conducted with emphasis on integrity and honesty while pursuing productivity. This is in line with his resolve to stamp out corruption in the country and in its place, promote efficiency and reduce cost of running government business. In line with this government’s vision, the Vice President, Professor YemiOsinbajo on May 17, 2017 signed three Executive Orders with the aim of: Promoting transparency and efficiency in the…

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