Aviation Business 

OUR SUCCESS IN MEDVIEW STANDS ON A TRIPOD OF INTEGRITY, COMMITMENT, FINANCIAL DISCIPLINE’ – BANKOLE

The Managing Director of Med-view Airlines, AlhajiMuneerBankole has advocated that it is possible for indigenous carriers in the country to attract funds from the financial institutions if they conduct their business according to the rules. The Med-view Chief Executive made this position known in an interactive session with journalists in Lagos recently, citing his airline as one of the few airlines in the country that has benefitted from bank facilities because of its shrewdness, transparency and integrity in conducting its business. According to him, it is possible for domestic airlines…

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Aviation Business 

STIMULATING ECONOMIC GROWTH:ONDO STATE/AIR PEACE EXAMPLE

Aviation, no doubt, is a catalyst to economic development. Whoever doubts this should watch the unfolding development in the partnership between the Ondo State and Air Peace Airline to grow the economy of the former. Since its creation, the state had remained locked up, though with potentials in agricultural produce and petroleum deposits that have remained essentially untapped thus leaving the state relatively poor and heavily dependent on allocations from the federal coffers.  However, thanks to the location of an airport in its state capital, Akure, a facility the present…

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Aviation Business Features Interview 

STAR INTERVIEW – common front between the agencies and the passengers or airlines -Mrs Victoria Shin-Aba

Following the Executive Order, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, the managers of no fewer than 22 Airports in the country moved into action to bring a new lease of life into the nation’s airports. Today our airports are not only more comfortable, passenger friendly, safe and secure than hitherto but they are rapidly transforming into image making edifice for the nation as they have gradually become compliant with international best practices. Aviationline brings you recent development at the nation’s main gateway, the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos in…

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News 

NEWS COMMENTARY: IRREGULAR PAYMENT OF AIRLINE STAFF: ROUTE TO DISASTER

About four years ago, precisely when Captain Fola Akinkuotu took over the mantle of office as Director-General/CEO of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in 2013, Captin Dele Ore, erstwhile Director of Operations of the liquidated Nigeria Airways blew the whistle that all was not well with the domestic airlines in the country as the clime under which they operated was harsh and profitability was becoming elusive. The signs of the times then was the inability to pay airline employees as at when due and the information came as a…

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News 

ARIK MAY FACE HURDLES IN US….DON’T NEGLECT ARUMEMI – EX SAHCOL’S MD

A seasoned aviator and former Managing Directo/Chief Executive of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL), Dr. OluOwolabi has advised that the Chairman of Arik Air, Sir ArumemiIkhide, should be involved in the rescue mission of the ailing airline by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). According to him, incorporating his expertise into the airline’s new management under AMCON, is the only way that can guarantee a quick turn-around of the airline at the shortest possible time. DrOwolabi gave the counsel while speaking with journalists in Lagos recently on the fate…

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Features 

DISPATCHER: FUTURE OF AVIATION

In days past, aviation jobs used to be a forefront in the choices/desires of up-coming children for a future profession. Ask them “what will you like to be in future?” Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer, aeronautic engineer, pilot, dispatcher, cabin crew, announcer and the likes are the responses. Try them now, all others but the aviation related professions will resonate. Why, aren’t the reasons obvious? What are these children seeing and hearing concerning events in the aviation sector? As the Yorubas will say, “if you’re certain of your “ogun” (god of iron),…

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Features 

UNDER THE RADAR: SUSTAINABLE AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM: CONCEPT OR REALITY?

In the last edition of Aviation Line Magazine Vol. 6 Issue 21, Under The Radar concluded the literary discourse on Redefining Features of High-profile Airline Collapse and its impact on the socio-economic well-being of the people. Today Under the Radar is taking a more holistic viewpoint on the survival or sustainability of air transportation in Nigeria with the expectation that perhaps, someone would take notice and decide to eliminate the factors inimical to sustainable air transportation system. Ask anyone about sustainability, he/she would tell you right away the meaning based…

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News 

AIB WANTS SPECIAL FUNDS FOR INVESTIGATIONS

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has appealed to the Federal Government to come to its aid by creating special funds for the aviation parastatal to enable it carry out its statutory assignment faster. Mr. Akin Olateru, Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer of AIB made the request while addressing news men in Lagos.He said the Agency’s budget for accident investigation for 2017 is N16million. According to him, if this money is converted to the United States Dollar, it will be equivalent to a monthly salary of a staff in their counterpart in the…

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News 

FAAN INAUGURATES ANTI-CORRUPTION AND TRANSPARENCY UNIT

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has inaugurated its ANTI-CORRUPTION and TRANSPARENCY UNIT (ACTU). The 11-man committee which was sworn in recently at an event in Lagos were charged to ensure the domestication of the key tenets of ICPC, which are transparency, accountability and good ethical practices at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. In his words, the Authority’s Director of Commercial and Business Development, Alhaji Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi, who represented the MD/CEO, Engr Saleh Dunoma, at the event, enjoined the newly inaugurated committee to act as compliance and ethics…

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