This week’s update
A quiet week:
- NAMA has switched to an automated flight plan system on 15 November 2012.
- The Ministry of Aviation revoked its agreement with Lufthansa. Since 2008, the airline was exempt of royalties, as long as it assisted the Federal Government in developing a MRO-facility.
- The National Assembly joint committee on Aviation has written a report on state of the aviation industry.
- Nigeria and Pakistan will sign a Bilateral Air Service Agreement.
- The Federal Government has ordered a Cessna Citation Sovereign as an air ambulance for NEMA.
- The Federal Government has spent N15 billion on an upgrade of navigational aids, according to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
- The Federal Government has approved a sum of N13.9 billion for a terminal building, control tower and power house at Yenagoa Airport, Bayelsa State.
- IRS Airlines was ordered by a court to pay N2 million to a customer, in compensation for a cancelled flight between Abuja and Yola.
- Has anyone heard about this new project: Discovery Air?
- So far, 87 corporate and private jets based in Nigeria have been identified. But according to the Ministry of Aviation, there are over a hundred business jets in the country. Therefore, any help with identifying the remaining ones is appreciated.