This week’s update
A few updates:
- Arik Air is planning to float the company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange Market (NSE), meaning that it will become a publicly quoted company.
- A rescue worker tasked with recovery of the black box of Dana Air’s crashed MD-83 claims that it was found in good condition. This contradicts the AIB report that the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) melted in the post-crash fire.
- The NCAA has begun to re-certify Dana Air’s MD83s. The airline is in talks with Boeing to acquire B737s in order to replace its current fleet.
- Boeing has promised that it will assist Nigeria with setting up a MRO facility and it will establish a Boeing Training Hub in Nigeria.
- Arik Air has concluded a new agreement with Lufthansa Technik (LHT) over expanding their support partnership for its B737s and CRJ900s.
- Kabo Air signed a deal with GMF to maintain its fleet of 3xB747-200 and 1xB747-400 for the next three years.
- The Federal Government plans to remove import duties on the importation of aircraft and spares.
- Osun State has awarded a contract for the fencing of Ido-Osun Airport, which is currently under construction.
- Bayelsa State has relocated the site for a new Yenagoa Airport. The new site is located in Kolokuma/Opokuma, Yenagoa and Southern Ijaw LGAs. The soil conditions at the old location were not suitable for heavy construction work, according to the State Government.