This week’s update

Brief update:

  • FirstNation Airways plans to restart operations in 2013 with ‘younger’ aircraft.
  • DHL Express will base a B737-400 freighter aircraft at Lagos for domestic cargo operations.
  • The remodelling of Port Harcourt Airport will be ready in two months according to FAAN.
  • The World Bank handed over the newly completed perimeter fence at Abuja Airport to FAAN.
  • The Nigerian Air Force ordered nine Russian helicopters for surveillance purposes. It was also announced that the NAF aims to refurbish three Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
  • Bridgewater Academy is now a IATA recognised training centre.

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5 responses to “This week’s update”

  1. PCM says :

    Where is Overland´s B737 ? Last message was in SNN, painting ?

  2. Greg says :

    Overland CEO Capt Ed Boyo’s got the right stuff: B737NGs, with their higher lease/purchase costs, whilst the competition makes do with grandfather dash 400s and Mad Dogs. Hats off to him; he’s an active pilot, too

  3. Igbosere bomber says :

    Greg, I think you’ll find that the “grandfather” Dash 400’s are still younger than EI-EZB (previously OE-LNJ) if you’re talking about the Q400’s flying with Arik which first entered service in the airline world in 2000.
    That 738 is already over 14 years old, as old as Aero’s youngest 734!!
    All the info you need is at

    • Igbosere bomber says :

      Greg, my sincere apologies, I’ve just realised that you’re talking about 737-400’s. My bad, I do apologise!!

  4. Alaba says :

    Why NAF is bothering to refurbish these long grounded C130s amazes me. Unless the refurbs will be carried out by NAF with support to help with tech transfer. How good will the airframes still be sat outside for decades in Ikeja? Otherwise why not purchase retired ex USAF / Australian 130Hs’ with glass cockpits and also ‘newish’ C27Js (advanced G222s which NAF has)?

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