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FOR THE RECORD “NO COUNTRY IS LEFT BEHIND”

Diplomats from 54 world powers risked the war torn skies of the Second World War to meet in Chicago in 1944 and draft the visionary Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) which established ICAO. They formalized in the Convention’s pre-amble their objective to ensure that civil aviation would become an instrument for world peace and prosperity, and in the decades since aviation’s ability to connect the world’s peoples and cultures, and to drive significant socio-economic benefits for cities, regions and countries, has only expanded. Today some 10 million passengers…

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DISPATCHER – GOING DIGITAL

It is actually a question and to the questioner, it is rhetoric. Where is the place of digitalisation in the context of job security?. There was this fear generally at the millennium that things would suddenly start to go out of synch since at the evolution of digital systems in the millennium outgoing then, consideration was not given to dating concerning the incoming millennium. Where aviation was concerned, it was said aircraft will suddenly be falling out of the skies right at the millennial change. It sounded warnings to stake…

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FORUM : NIGERIA’S AVIATION STAKEHOLDERS DISCUSS TRANSACTION INTEGRITY

 “Unless stakeholders in Nigeria’s aviation sector begin to ensure integrity in their transactions, the sector may never experience the desired speedy growth and development.” This was one of the resolutions in the communiqué issued at the end of the 1st Aviation Transaction Integrity Summit organised recently by Aviation Monitor Limited at Golfview Hotel, Lagos, with the theme, Enhancing Transaction Integrity In Nigeria’s Aviation Industry. In his keynote address, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi,  who represented both the Honourable Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika and the Director General of Nigerian Civil…

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DISPATCHER CHECK YOUR LIST

 You can easily identify an organised person by the order and sequence he follows in carrying out tasks. Not only in official or work situations but even in the domestic, household attendances. Such a person will have standard and regular approaches to particular tasks and at the end of them, the deal is accomplished as desired. As much as possible, he does not deviate from following the ways he has fashioned out or already structured out. One way or the other, we engage in this. The question is, “how well?”…

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UNDER THE RADAR: REDEFINING FEATURES OF HIGH PROFILE CORPORATE COLLAPSE

Arms-chair acquisition of technology leads to permanent vulnerability to the manipulative tendencies of those we try to copy and imitate. This approach is not a viable option for us. It creates a technology void and makes it absolutely difficult to eradicate the scourge of backwardness and operations system flaws which are omni-present in Nigeria. I have read about many thriving airlines in and outside our sphere that suddenly went belly-up. From the pinnacle of their successes they plunged into the depth of despair and despondency and became extinct in a…

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Dispatcher DISPATCHER LOSES WIFE

Our ace contributor, Mr. Olusina  O. Olusina lost his better half Mrs. Cecilia Joe Olusina  in April, 2016.She has been described as a woman who was a reliable partner to her husband. At the Wake-Keep Service which took place at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral GRA Ikeja, Lagos,her close associate Mrs. Philomena Ogbechie eulogized her as worthy mother. “We are members of The Lord’s Vessel Society. Mrs. Olusina was a mother to both her only child and my daughter who is a close friend.She was warm and caring. She…

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REDEFINING FEATURES OF HIGH PROFILE CORPORATE COLLAPSE

INTRODUCTION Admittedly we are late comers in the major revolutions that marked the march to human civilization and entire global technological competiveness. From the agrarian (agricultural) revolution of the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and Americas through industrial and knowledge revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries to the most revolutionary of revolutions – the information revolution of the 21st century which has reduced to a ridiculously meaningless level those formidable communication barriers that had separated us. Generally speaking, we are late comers to global technology innovations. We are…

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MEDVIEW, TARGETS FIRST CHOICE AIRLNE IN NIGERIA…. BANKOLE

Undoubtedly, Medview Airline is building capacity to become the first choice airline among air passengers in the country. On both the domestic and international routes the airline is expanding its network with a corresponding expansion in its fleet in order to meet its ever expanding operations.Its young fleet of no fewer than 14 aircraft include the following model of aircraft: Boeing 737-4D7 (delivered February 7, 2015), Boeing 737-4D7 (February 14, 2016), Boeing 737-5QB (delivered August 2013), Boeing 737-BAS (WL) (delivered December 2015) and Boeing 767-35Z (FR) (delivered August 2015). Both…

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TRAINING OF NEW RECRUITS TO ENHANCE SAFETY AND SECURITY

The training of newly recruited staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is part of the Authority’s commitment to entrench safety and security in the nation’s airports. The Managing Director of FAAN, Engr Saleh Dunoma stated this in Lagos recently following an unscheduled visit to the FAAN Training School where the training is taking place. According to the General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. YakubuDati, FAAN, is currently training 240 newly recruited employees into the Aviation Security (AVSEC) and the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS). The first…

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FORTY NIGERIANS DEPORTED

Forty Nigerians,made up of 29 males and seven females have been deported by United Kingdom and Australia for various immigration offences. All the deportees arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport at about 7:25am aboard a charter plane with registration mark ZTA-4741. Four of the deportees were flown into the Lagos Airport by Air Seychelles with registration number SND-1. According to sources, the returnees were politely received by officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service,Police,National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency,National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Person(NAPTIP) . It was gathered that some of the…

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