This week’s update
Some news bits:
- An IRS Airlines F100 (5N-SAT) brushed a sewage truck stuck along the taxiway with its wingtip at Lagos Airport on Wednesday, 10 October. No one was hurt in this minor incident and the damage to the aircraft was minimal.
- The Federal Government plans to abolish all duties and taxes on the import of aircraft and aircraft spares in 2013. The proposed 2013 Federal Ministry of Aviation Budget can be found online here.
- Four new airlines will commence domestic operations in Nigeria in the coming months with the support of the Ministry of Aviation, which intends to break the virtual duopoly of Arik Air and Aero.
- Dana Air is ready to recommence commercial flights next week if all the necessary approvals are obtained in time.
- According to the owners, the MMA Terminal 2 doesn’t generate enough income to maintain the terminal.
- Nigerian Petroleum Development Corporations has donated 300 seats for the departure hall of Benin Airport.
- The MD of Air Nigeria has resigned from his position, as it’s unlikely that the airline will ever resume operations.
- Two new companies are based at the EAN Hangar at Lagos: AeroFleet and Esperanza Air Services.
- Anyone an idea who owns this Challenger 300 (VP-BJT)? The jet has been based at Lagos for a while.
- The DA42, with a camera mounted on its nose and green/grey cheatlines, on the image below (click to enlarge) is registered 9H-AEV, and operated from Abuja Airport by AeroPrecisa