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A Lion Air Group pilot leaves an aircraft simulator after a routine practice session at Angkasa Training Center near Jakarta [Willy Kurniawan-Reuters]

Indonesia: Lion Air crew faced with situation not in manual

Indonesian investigators said more training was needed for Boeing 737 MAX pilots after discovering the situation believed to have faced the crew of the Lion Air plane that crashed last month was not included in the aircraft's flight manual.
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Licensed aviation instructor seeks review of charter flight laws

Foremost Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed Aircraft Dispatcher and Ground Instructor, Mrs. Victoria Adegbe, has called for a review of the laws guiding Charter Flight Operations so that Aircraft Dispatchers can be mandated to ensure safety.
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US issues fresh warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace

The updated guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to U.S. operators, was issued on Sunday at the expiry of the prior year’s advisory, said there were also military activities emanating from or transiting through Iran’s airspace associated with the conflict in Syria.

President Buhari: Operators in power sector must live up to expectations

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is committed to lawful interventions to ensure that operators in the business of electricity distribution live up to expectations of Nigerians.

Democracy Day: President Buhari lists achievements in his address

President Muhammadu Buhari swept to power in 2015, promising to fight corruption, tackle insecurity and boost Nigeria’s economy.

Democracy Day: Nigerians report better power supply, less use of generators – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigerians from all parts of the country continue to report better power supply and less use of generators.

Democracy Day: President Buhari’s address in full

The commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day is a celebration of freedom, a salute to the resilience and determination of Nigerians and a recommitment by Government to keep its promise to lead Nigeria into a new era of justice and prosperity.

FAA orders emergency inspection of engines used by Arik, Air Peace

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US airspace regulatory agency, has directed airlines with the same engines as the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 to carry out a thorough inspection of the engines’ fan blades.

Two planes collide at airport, killing two firefighters

Two Indiana firefighters died on Monday when their small plane crashed and caught fire just after takeoff, authorities said.

Aviation unions delighted with Nigeria’s retention of CAT 1 status

Aviation unions on Wednesday commended the efforts of the Civil Aviation Authorities for the country’s retention of its Category One (CAT 1) status after another audit in the industry.

AIB releases preliminary reports on Dana, two other incidents

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Tuesday released the preliminary report on the accident involving Delta Airbus A330-223 aircraft which occurred on Feb.13 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Why Nigerian airlines are against SAATM – Air Peace chief

The Managing Director of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, on Thursday said Nigerian airlines were opposed to implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) because of the absence of a level playing field.

Three tourists killed in US chopper crash

At least three people were killed and four others injured Saturday when a helicopter carrying tourists in Arizona went down in the Grand Canyon, authorities said.

Airlines maintenance in foreign countries make operations difficult – aeronautic engineer

Engr. John Ekundayo, an aeronautic engineer with one of the domestic carriers, in his remarks, said that carrying out of checks on the aircraft in foreign countries make operations difficult for the airlines.

Why foreign carriers dominate African airspace – Ethiopian Airlines chief

Mr. Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, Managing Director, Ethiopian Airlines International Operations, has given an insight into why foreign carriers from the West and Middle East are dominating African airspace.

Passengers praise us for Arik, Aero intervention – AMCON

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says it has received commendation from airline passengers for its intervention efforts in Arik Air and Aero Contractors.

Arik shareholders fault planned takeover of airline

Shareholders of Nigeria’s largest carrier, Arik Air, have described as unfortunate the alleged plan by the federal government to hand over the airline to a foreign operator, Ethiopia Airlines.

NCAA optimistic Nigeria will retain Category One safety status

Capt. Muhtar Usman, the Director-General, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has expressed optimism that the country would retain its Category One safety status it attained in 2015.

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