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The Chairman of Air Peace Limited, Barr. Allen Onyema has called on the management of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to approve the Asaba Airport to accommodate Boeing 777. Speaking at the funeral Mass for his father, Chief Michael Onyema at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Mbosi, Anambra State, Onyema stated that Delta Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa had transformed the Asaba Airport.

Air Peace boss wants Asaba Airport upgraded for Boeing 777

The Chairman of Air Peace Limited, Barr. Allen Onyema, has called on the management of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to approve the Asaba Airport to accommodate Boeing 777.

Delta government announces landing system installation for Asaba airport

The Delta State Government reports that an Instrument Landing System (ILS) has been installed successfully at the Asaba International Airport.
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Saudi Arabia opens new terminal to Hajj pilgrims only

The King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has opened a new Hajj terminal for the sole facilitation the arrivals and departures of pilgrims from across the world.
Etihad Airways, United Arab Emirates national carrier, has launched one of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on the Nigerian route from its hub Abu Dhabi to Lagos.

Etihad Airways deploys Boeing Dreamliner on Lagos route

Etihad Airways, United Arab Emirates national carrier, has launched one of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on the Nigerian route from its hub Abu Dhabi to Lagos.
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Cabotage Act: NIMASA chief seeks collaboration for effective implementation

Director General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has again reiterated that NIMASA alone cannot build the Maritime industry while admitting failure in the implementation of the Cabotage Act.
San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles and will require fliers to buy refillable bottles if they’re not already carrying their own, US media reported on Friday.

American airport bans sale of plastic bottles

San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles and will require fliers to buy refillable bottles if they’re not already carrying their own, US media reported on Friday.
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Boeing to change 737 MAX flight-control software to address flaw

Boeing Co plans further changes to the software architecture of the 737 MAX flight-control system to address a flaw discovered after a test in June, two people briefed on the matter said late on Thursday.
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FAAN suspends official who allegedly stole at Yola Airport

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, on Friday announced the suspension of an officer at the Yola Airport.

House of Reps get commendation over motion on eastern ports

A member of the House of Representatives representing Idemili North and South Federal Constituency (Anambra State) in the National Assembly, Ifeanyichukwu Ibezi, has been commended for raising a motion seeking to restore to full use the Warri, Port Harcourt, Onne, Calabar and Onitsha Inland ports, as a strategy to decongest Apapa and Tin Can Island ports in Lagos.
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John Ojikutu: Foreign airlines pay zero Customs duty

An Aviation security and safety consultant as well as Secretary General of Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART), Group Captain John Ojikutu (retd), has disclosed that foreign and private airlines flying into Nigeria’s airports pay zero Customs duty on importation into the country.

NURTW seeks ban of okada riders, taxi owners associations

The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Kwara Chapter, Alhaji Aliyu Issa-Ore has called on the state Government to ban the activities of illegal transport unions in the state.
Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been charged by German prosecutors over his alleged role in the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, along with three other defendants who were not named.

Germany charges ex-Audi chief for alleged role in Dieselgate scandal

Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been charged by German prosecutors over his alleged role in the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, along with three other defendants who were not named. Stadler is accused of helping the automaker cheat emissions tests to make Audi’s cars appear cleaner than they really were as well as covering up that fraud.
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IATA: 4.4 billion air passengers flew globally in 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the performance figures for global air travel – known as World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) – showing that about 4.4 billion passengers were transported world over by airlines in 2018. IATA said the figure was an increase of 6.9 per cent over the performance 2017, and that it represented an additional 284 million trips by air.

Peace mass transit appreciates Afikpo passengers with enticing edifice

Travellers to, and from Afikpo, the second biggest urban city in Ebonyi State have been savouring the refreshing ambience of the remodelled Peace Mass Transit (PMT) depot in the historic town.
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How protectionists policies drive aviation growth – experts

Unless government puts in place policies to protect indigenous carriers, the growth of the sector will remain elusive, experts have said.

Banditry: Naf offers medical services to 3,000 IDPs in Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it is offering free medical services to 3,000 victims of banditry from Kanoma Community in Maru Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara.

NCAA audits Air Peace fleet, declares them air-worthy

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Sunday declared the fleet of aircraft owned and operated by Air Peace fleet as airworthy.
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Pilot explains Lagos airport hard landing

An Air Peace pilot, Captain Simisola Ajibola, who operated the flight of July 23, which had nose wheel collapse, has said the aircraft did not have any problem until it landed at the airport.

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FRSC returns N443,180 to accident victims’ families in Kebbi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kebbi, says it has returned N443,180 to relatives of victims of two road traffic crashes in the state.

Police nab kidnappers who took yam, schnapps, palm oil as ransom

Four suspected kidnappers who reportedly collected N3.5m, a carton of schnapps, 30 litres of palm oil and 10 tubers of yam before their victims were released have been arrested .
Cameroon forward Ajara Nchout says being shortlisted for Fifa’s 2019 Puskas Award is the highlight of her career so far.

Puskas Award nominations thrills Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout

Cameroon forward Ajara Nchout says being shortlisted for Fifa’s 2019 Puskas Award is the highlight of her career so far.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: Lionel Messi makes me a better player

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo admitted that he and Lionel Messi have benefitted from their long-running rivalry.
FILE PHOTO: A conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile is launched by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) during a test to inform development of future intermediate-range capabilities at San Nicolas Island, California, U.S., August 18, 2019. Scott Howe/U.S. Dept of Defense/Handout via REUTERS

Official: US cruise missile tested to deter China

By its recent cruise missile test, the U.S. intended to make sure it had capabilities to deter China’s “bad behavior”, according to a top ranking U.S. government official.g