This week’s update

Weekly updates:

  • The renovated terminal at Kano Airport will be commissioned today.
  • Aero is yet to resolve its conflict with the labour unions over recent cost cutting measures. Flight operations are still suspended.
  • Fola Akinkuotu is nominated as new director-general of the NCAA by the presidency. Akinkuoto is currently the rector of the International Aviation College, Ilorin.
  • The Senate is planning to review all Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) to put an end to ‘the ongoing rip-off of Nigerians by foreign airlines’.
  • Nigeria will soon sign a BASA with Israel. Pilgrims travelling to Israel may be able to fly directly to Tel Aviv later this year.
  • Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) signed a deal with a Chinese company to build new airport terminals at Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt. Construction work will start in June this year.
  • Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), which holds stakes in Arik Air, Aero and Chanchangi Airlines, is hopeful it will recover its investments, and is willing to sale its interests in the airlines.
  • The Presidential Amnesty Office announced that it is planing to train 200 aircraft and helicopter pilots under its youth empowerment programme.
  • Kano State will train a 100 pilots at the Mideast Aviation Academy in Jordan.
  • OAS Helicopters is planning to start serving the upstream oil and gas sector. It signed a deal with Gulf Helicopter Company from Qatar to provide suitable helicopters and technical expertise.

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3 responses to “This week’s update”

  1. Nabiel says :

    Where and how can I apply for the pilot training under the The Presidential Amnesty

  2. Alaba says :

    Fola- great 727 jockey!!

  3. LA says :

    The second wave of airport development is gaining momentum. Very fiiting Kano was done today, the day Lagos clocks FL 34 and climbing.

    Took time but the timing couldnt be later. With these new facilities, the entire ecosystem in to creating a fully intergated mainport. in in Lagos and in proportionate extent at the others.

    For some special be sure to check the latest interesting entries themed around design as this icon continues steady climb to glory.

    http://www.facebook.com/LOSairport

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