This week’s update

A few updates:

  • There is no new information on the Dana Air crash. According to a report, the crew requested to land on runway 18R rather than 18L about 20 minutes prior to the accident, meaning that a technical problem may have developed earlier during the flight.
  • Dana Air hopes to resume operations as soon as it is cleared by the authorities.
  • Air Nigeria’s regional and domestic operations were grounded for more than a week. After a strike by pilots and engineers, the NCAA decided to audit the airline’s fleet. Air Nigeria resumed operations on Thursday, 14 June 2012, although a couple of aircraft is abroad for maintenance checks.
  • Air Nigeria postponed its Lagos-Johannesburg service until 1 July 2012. The second wet-leased A330 is yet to join the fleet. The Federal Government also approved Air Nigeria’s request to commence flights to Paris and Rome later this year.
  • The NY Times published an article on air travel in Nigeria.
  • Overland Airways’ ATR42 (5N-BCS) returned from France after overhaul.
  • An Abuja Court of Appeal has ruled that the Federal Government cannot take control of the domestic terminal at Lagos Airport (MMA2).
  • Three new business jets are based in Nigeria: a Falcon 2000LX (M-DARA), registered to Trident Investment but presumably operated for the Dangote Group or the Chagoury Group (the Chagoury brothers have a Falcon 7X (VP-BGG)), a G450 (N224BH) based at Abuja (may belong to Quantum Capital); and a EMB 135 (N357TE) operated for BUA Group.
  • The Nigerian Air Force has completed the Helicopter Flying School in Enugu, which will be inaugurated in July 2012.
  • The Oyo State Governor has revealed plans to transform Ibadan Airport into a cargo airport.
Ibadan Airport (copyright NAN)

Ibadan Airport (copyright NAN)

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One response to “This week’s update”

  1. LAF says :

    DANA. 20 minutes is quite some time. This brings to the fore the need to dust off OLD plans which were to have had runway 18L-36R eventually extended upgraded to similar specifications as the western runway longest time ago.

    This will bring with it all the obvious benefits and the ability to offer full operational flexibility and extra runway length in emergency situations.

    Spending on this should have priority over a new RWY at Abuja.

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