Transport

Stakeholders decry use of foreign airlines for evacuation flights

Airline operators and stakeholders in the aviation sector have decried the use of foreign airlines to evacuate Nigerian citizens abroad.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Aviation stakeholders decry use of foreign airlines to evacuate Nigerians

Stakeholders in the aviation industry on Monday kicked against the continuous use of foreign airlines by the Federal Government for the evacuation of Nigerians in spite of domestic capacity to carry out the exercise.
The German Government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus pandemic, both sides announced on Monday.

Lufthansa shares slide further as concerns grow over bailout

Shares in German flagship airline Lufthansa on Monday fell by almost nine per cent in opening trading as plans to save the ailing company from insolvency were questionable by investors critical of a government bailout.

NAMA relocates corporate headquarters to Abuja

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has relocated its corporate headquarters from Lagos to Abuja. Mr Khalid Emele, General Manager, Public Affairs of the agency, gave this hint in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. Newsmen...
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

NPA expects 17 ships with petroleum products, others at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 16 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods at the Lagos Port Complex from June 19 to July 5.
The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that alerts pilots when aircraft are too close to the ground, officials said.

Kobe Bryant pilot tried to clear fog before chopper crash – probe

The pilot in the helicopter crash that claimed the life of NBA legend Kobe Bryant told air traffic controllers he was trying to climb out of heavy fog just before the doomed chopper slammed into a hillside, preliminary findings showed on Wednesday.

FAAN: Non-travellers won’t be allowed at airports

Ahead of the resumption of commercial flights in the country, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has advised non-travellers to stay away from airports in the country.
Aliko Dangote

‘Aliko Dangote not a co-owner of Executive Jets’

Dangote has denied allegations that he is a co-owner of Executive Jets Services Ltd, an aviation company, whose operating license was recently suspended indefinitely by the Ministry of Aviation after flouting lockdown guidelines for safety when it conveyed an artiste to Abuja for a concert.
An EgyptAir flight with 66 people on board crashed off the Greek island of Crete [Christophe Ena-Associated Press]

EgyptAir seeking $185 mln from state banks to weather crisis

Egypt’s national carrier EgyptAir is seeking a 3 billion Egyptian pound ($185 million) loan to tide it over during the coronavirus crisis, the chairman of the state holding company that owns the airline said on Tuesday.
A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has ordered Adeyemi Fashola, aka as Naira Marley, to appear on January 14, 2020 for arraignment for alleged car theft.

Executive Jet apologises for referring to Naira Marley, team as ‘bunch of useless people’

The management of Executive Jet Tuesday apologised for referring to Naira Marley and his team that flew the company’s chartered flight to Abuja as ”a bunch of useless people ”
Controversial musician, Naira Marley, clinched his first major Nigerian award at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards on Saturday.

We thought Naira Marley was a minister– ExecuJet owner

Owners of the private jet which flew in Naira Marley to Abuja amid coronavirus pandemic has apologized to the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible.

Nigerian rail projects delayed by pandemic

Tracklaying on the 156km line was completed on March 28 and delivery of rolling stock from CRRC Tangshan was completed in May with a view to opening the line at the end of that month.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday via Twitter.

Minister: We didn’t approve Naira Marley’s flight

The Federal Government on Monday said that the Chartered flight that conveyed popular musician Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley to Abuja was only approved for a Lagos High Court Judge, Justice Adefowope Okojie, and not for the musician.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

FAAN: Passengers must arrive three hours before flights

Ahead of the resumption of commercial flights in the country, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has said passengers must arrive at airports at least three hours before flight time.

US will unveil data-sharing platform for autonomous vehicle testing

U.S. auto safety regulators will unveil on Monday a voluntary effort to collect and make available nationwide data on existing autonomous vehicle testing.

Nigerian government receives coaches, locomotives for Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Kaduna railways

The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had received some coaches and locomotives to be deployed on key rail lines in Nigeria.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday via Twitter.

SpaceX flew over Nigeria on way to space station – minister

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said the US SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched into space flew over Nigeria’s airspace on its way to Space Station.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday via Twitter.

Aviation minister denies demanding bribes before approving flights

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has denied asking or receiving a bribe to approve flights.

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