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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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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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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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For the Record : AVIATION REGULATION UNDER REVIEW FOR BETTER SERVICES

Good morning, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Aviation, Directors of the FMA, Chief Executives of the Aviation Parastatals and Agencies, aviation experts, colleagues in the aviation industry, stakeholders, the press, ladies and gentlemen. It is with a high sense of humility that I welcome every one of you to the Stakeholders’ Workshop on the proposed amendment to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig. CARs), organized by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The powers of the NCAA to regulate civil aviation in Nigeria are captured throughout the Civil…

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FOR THE RECORD : NCAA ON THE RIGHT PATH – Perm Sec.

Good Morning, the Director General of NCAA, Chief Executives of Aviation Parastatals and agencies, Captains of Industry, Aviation Experts, distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. NCAA as the sole and autonomous regulator of civil aviation as enshrined the Civil Aviation Act 2006 had gathered stakeholders to consult on the proposed amendment to the Nigerian CARs 2009 and 2012. The NCAA in achieving its objects and purpose shall be guided at all times by the Federal Government Policies, the Civil Aviation Act 2006, government circulars and gazetted directives. Dear participants, I encourage all…

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