This week’s update

Short updates:

  • An interesting analysis of the aviation markets in Nigeria and Ghana. This is also a good commentary on the state of Nigerian aviation.
  • The Nigerian Senate has ordered Lufthansa to pay N2.19 billion, being the amount of royalty accrued to the Federal Government from its flight operations from 2009 to October 2011.
  • The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has called for an investigation by the EFCC into FAAN’s financial management.
  • The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)  may request assistance from the EFCC to recover about N22 billion in debts, owed by past and present domestic airlines.
  • Harold Demuren has been reappointed as Director General of the NCAA.
  • There were bomb scares at Lagos and Abuja Airports this week.
  • Lagos State Government has commenced work on the development on the Lekki-Epe International Airport.
  • Bayelsa State inaugurated an Airport Development Committee to speed up the construction of an airport in the state.
  • The governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai, allegedly acquired a helicopter for himself. The governor already owns two light aircraft and plans to a construct an airstrip near his home village. Meanwhile, the Taraba State Government will soon launch a commercial airline, Air Taraba will have Jalingo Airport as its home base.
  • SkyBird Air – a Dornier 328Jet operator – is still awaiting its AOC to commence operations. The airline is apparently owned by a former governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, of Borno State.
  • A Dana Air aircraft (5N-SRI) coming from Uyo made an emergency landing at Lagos Airport on 10 May 2012,  following a ‘loss of hydraulic pressure’.
  • The Air Expo organised by the Nigerian Air Force to mark its 48th anniversary will start next week, 15 May 2012, at Kaduna Air Force Base.
  • The Nigerian Navy plans to establish a Naval Aviation Training School in Ilorin Airport, Kwara State.
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One response to “This week’s update”

  1. Alaba Bham says :

    The commentary was a good one but had nothing new. The issue of government officials through travelling first class helping high fares to stay in place goes back to the 1970s with the Warrant to travel. It pretty much crippled Nigeria Airways where on certain flights, government warrants would account for up to 55% of occupancy. These agencies would then be slow or completely remiss in paying on these vouchers. I dont know how BA and the other carriers are getting their monies from the same system.

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