Aviation

NSC Orders Multinational Shipping Companies to make refund within 4 days of return of empty containers or stop collection of Deposit

...agency also demanded stoppage of indemnity being demanded from customs agents and a waiver of demurrage caused by the gridlock on the roads leading to the Lagos ports as a matter of national interest. Following complaints from shippers about their nightmare over

Boeing delivers first 737-800 freighter conversion

 The new Boeing 737-800BCF freighter conversion features 12 pallet positions on the main deck. (Image: Boeing)   Sweden-based West Atlantic Group will operate the plane, which it expects will “improve reliability, lower aircraft operating costs and provide a better environmental footprint.” Boeing delivered

AIB releases final reports on 6 air accidents in Nigeria

The Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), yesterday released final reports of six air accidents and serious incidents that occurred in the Nigerian aviation industry between 2009 and 2014. Among the reports released was the accident involving an Associated Air aircraft with registration

Kenyan Airways sacks 22 Nigerian workers, Workers’ Union kicks

Airline accuse union of failing in its duty to protect the interest of its members On Friday, 13th April 2018, Kenya Airways sacked 22 out of its 26 Nigerian employees, representing 86.4% of the entire workforce in the country, and retained

Southwest Airlines Passengers Thought Death Was near as Plane Attempted Landing in Storm

Flight 3461 was forced to land in Panama City after severe weather.   landing from HELL passengers cried, vomited, and sent goodbye texts as their flight attempted to land in a heavy storm (LUV) Passengers on board a Southwest Airlines plane screamed,

Air China plane diverts after fountain pen hostage drama

The Air China flight made an unscheduled stop after a passenger tried to take a crew member hostage using a fountain pen.   An Air China flight had to be diverted after a passenger held a crew member hostage using a fountain

Rolls-Royce and airlines grapple with further Dreamliner engine issues

FILE PHOTO: A view of one of two Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner during a media tour of the aircraft ahead of the Singapore Airshow in Singapore February 12, 2012. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File  London (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce

Qatar Airways in queue for five Boeing 777 freighters

  Qatar Airways this week signed a letter of intent with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to purchase five 777 freighters valued at $1.7 billion. Qatar Airways this week signed a letter of intent with Boeing to purchase five 777 freighters valued at $1.7

Those Seatback Screens on Planes Are Starting to Disappear

In 2017, Delta rolled out free in-flight mobile messaging, and the airline is in the process of installing new screens and making more content available in-flight. Credit: Delta Airlines Phasing Out Screens Because You Are All on Your Devices FEB. 16, 2017 Calls

Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority Warns Pilots, Airlines Over Bad Weather, Heavy Rains

Lagos - The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday issued a weather hazard alert to all pilots and airline operators, urging them to be wary of danger associated with the rainy season in flight operations. The apex regulatory body said the

Medview Airline Speaks On Alleged Indebtedness, Crumbling Structure

The Nigerian air carrier, Medview Airline, has reacted to a report that it is heavily indebted and its structure is crumbling. The airline said the report is false. A statement by the airline's Chief Operating Officer, Michael Ajigbotosho, said the four aircraft

Sleeper berths in airline cargo holds? That’s the plan at Airbus

This image, provided by Airbus, shows what cargo hold sleeper berths might look like if added to some of its long-haul wide-body jets. (Photo: Airbus) You might soon be able to sneak down to the cargo hold for a nap the next

Asaba Airport Shut to Traffic for Five Weeks

Asaba International Airport in Delta State Nigeria has been closed for five weeks to traffic to enable contractors undertaking facility upgrade of the airport put finishing touches to the runway and other aspects of the project. The Secretary to the Delta

Security heightened at Lagos and Abuja Airport, Cameras installed

Safety audits are on-going at the Port Harcourt Airport, Enugu and Kano Airports. The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has heightened security at the nation's major airports with the commencement of installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at the

Air Namibia to begin operations Nigeria, first flight expected in June

The national airline of the Republic of Namibia will inaugurate its flight to Nigeria in June. The Air Namibia’s Windhoek-Lagos-Accra service is expected to provide a direct connection between Namibia and the two West African countries of Nigeria and Ghana, the

Airbus’ odd-looking BelugaXL aircraft is one step closer to its maiden flight

If you’ve ever seen one of Airbus’s “bloated” Beluga aircraft, you certainly won’t have forgotten about it. Named after the Arctic whale for its similar appearance, the huge and rather odd-looking airplane has been in service for the last 20 years,

Lufthansa cancels half Tuesday’s flights due to Verdi strike

Lufthansa has canceled more than 800 flights planned for Tuesday, around half of its scheduled services, after public sector union Verdi said it was extending walkouts to airports. Most of the cancellations are short-haul services, but 58 long-haul flights have also

Air France strike sees 30 percent of flights cancelled

Some 30 percent of Air France flights were cancelled Saturday as strikes over pay rises appear to be intensifying. And that’s just part of France’s travel troubles this month. Most French trains will screech to a halt as a strike over

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, cancels A350 order

American Airlines has ordered 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $12 billion at list prices while cancelling a major order for Airbus A350s. The order comprises 22 787-8s scheduled to begin arriving in 2020 and 25 787-9s scheduled

NCAA Intensifies Surveillance on Operating Airlines, Gets Knocks Over Failure to Implement Safety Recommendations

Federal Government berates Agency over Failure to Implement Safety Recommendations. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has intensified surveillance on operating airlines, following recent minor and major incidents recorded in the country in recent times. The agency's Director-General of NCAA,

Half of European flights delayed due to system failure

An error with European air traffic coordination was set to affect up to half of Tuesday's 29,500 flights The organization responsible for coordinating European air traffic says it has fixed an earlier fault which led to widespread flight delays. Eurocontrol earlier said

FedEx rolls out ‘Purple Runway’ training program in face of pilot shortage

A new development was made on Monday in the ongoing pilot shortage saga, as FedEx announced a new training program, named Purple Runway, which will recruit pilots in training from universities and aviation colleges. The move was made to ensure

Strikes to Disrupt France Flights This Week; Rail for 3 Months

Another series of strikes is set to disrupt flights in France this week. Beyond that, unions on national rail operator SNCF are planning three months of walkouts that could cause a number of rail travel disruptions as well. According to the latest statement by Air France,

Shareholders approve Med-View Airline recapitalization plan

Shareholders of Med-View Airline Plc, have approved the proposed plan by its Board of Directors to recapitalize the company. Consequently, the shareholders unanimously ratified all resolutions presented by the Board at the Annual General Meeting, AGM, in Lagos last week. Part

Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Female cabin crew at Cathay Pacific have won a battle to scrap a rule forcing them to wear skirts. The Hong Kong airline has agreed flight attendants can choose to wear trousers, after intense union pressure. Some crew had complained that wearing

Arms-bearing aviation personnel ready for Nigerian airports

The Nigerian government on Thursday stated that adequately trained aviation security personnel, who would bear arms, were ready to start showing up at selected airports across the country. It stated that with the support of the United Nations and the European

Airline operators forced to delay Lagos flights over President’s visit

Domestic airline operators on Thursday delayed most of their morning flights to accommodate some of their passengers who could not get to the airport early enough due to roadblocks around the area and closure of some roads. The Lagos State Government

Lufthansa Cargo to sell Brussels Airlines’ belly space

  Brussels Airlines is the flag carrier and largest airline of Belgium. Operates to over 90 destinations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia and also offers charter services, maintenance and crew training. Covers 17 African destinations. Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines, owned by the Lufthansa Group,

Delta and AF KLM co-locate cargo in Seattle as part of one-roof strategy

Delta Cargo and joint venture partner Air France/KLM cargo have co-located their warehouse facilities in Seattle to create a more efficient operation. Air France KLM will also join Virgin Atlantic Cargo at the warehouse, which moved there last year as part

Emirates Celebrates 10 years of Mobile Phone Connectivity on Flights

Emirates recently celebrated 10 years of enabling mobile phone use onboard its aircraft. Emirates made history in March 2008 by becoming the first airline in the world to allow customers to make and receive calls, as well as send SMS

Management

AIB releases final reports on 6 air accidents in Nigeria

The Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), yesterday released final reports of six air accidents and serious incidents that occurred in the Nigerian aviation industry between 2009 and 2014. Among the reports released was the accident involving an Associated Air aircraft with registration

Kenyan Airways sacks 22 Nigerian workers, Workers’ Union kicks

UPS appoints president of U.S. operations

FedEx Freight President And CEO Michael Ducker To Retire In August

Air China plane diverts after fountain pen hostage drama

Security heightened at Lagos and Abuja Airport, Cameras installed

Smugglers used aerial drones to sneak $80 million in iPhones into China

US visa applications may soon require five years of social media info

Arms-bearing aviation personnel ready for Nigerian airports

Aviation security personnel set to carry arms – FG

Airport Security: FAAN Explains Failure to Fortify Fences at Airports till 2019

FAAN suspends airport security head for cows on Akure runway

Cows stray onto Akure airport runway, FAAN apologises

Brazen Banditry at Lagos Airport and Regulatory Agency’s Denial

Runways Burglary: Air Peace disagrees with NCAA

German shippers take on rising cargo thefts

Airport Authority begins evacuation of abandoned aircraft at Lagos airport

David Binks of FedEx Express Europe, TNT, to retire in June

Innoson vehicles provide Nigerian Army the Logistics to fight terrorism

Airline passengers stranded in Boston say they were threatened with arrest if they didn’t delete videos from phones

Industries

U.S. diesel fuel prices highest since 2015

How petrol was Sold to Nigerians at N163 per litre in March – NBS

... as CBN blame high prices of petroleum products on the absence of efficient refineries in the country. The National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday released the Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) price watch for the month of March, which showed how the

Trade dispute escalates as Trump threatens China with $100 billion more in tariffs, China says will fight back ‘at any cost’

Shipping containers are being loaded onto Xin Da Yang Zhou ship from Shanghai, China at Pier J at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Cali   China warns it would fight back “at any cost” President Donald Trump on Thursday directed U.S.

U.S.-China trade war could hit German automakers, plus Tesla, Ford

2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China may dent production of German luxury SUVs made in the U.S. South and sent to China, with exports from electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. and Ford Motor Co. also vulnerable. If

U.S. expects talks with China as trade fight escalates

The United States voiced willingness on Wednesday to negotiate a resolution to an escalating trade fight with China after Beijing retaliated against proposed U.S. tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods by targeting key American imports, but the Chinese ambassador

Petrol demand hits 50 million litres daily, NNPC incurs N24bn monthly as subsidy

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday announced that it was spending N774m daily (about N23.99bn monthly) as subsidy on the 50 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit consumed across the country. Although it described the amount as under-recovery, the oil

Petrol queues may not disappear soon, Nigeria’s oil minister

Abuja - Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, declared on Thursday that the queues for Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, in some parts of the country may not go away soon. He, however, stated that a

20 vessels laden with petroleum products for Lagos ports

8 vessels laden with petrol and diesel, are already waiting to berth at the seaport Lagos - To boost fuel supply across the country, about 20 vessels laden with petroleum products are expected to berth in Apapa ports between now

Fuel scarcity may continue, worsen – IPMAN warns

Says NNPC has no capacity to meet the nation’s total petrol demand Ilorin, Nigeria - The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has warned that the ongoing scarcity of petrol, which started since December 2017 may continue if the right steps

Reps demand N800bn supplementary budget for fuel marketers

The House of Representatives is unhappy over the lingering scarcity of petrol in the country and has asked the Executive to submit a N800bn supplementary budget to the National Assembly to offset the debts allegedly owed fuel marketers. The House Committee

Scarcity: NBS puts average price of petrol at N191/litre

Many Nigerians are still paying far above N145 per litre pump price of petrol approved by the Federal Government for the product, a report of the National Bureau of Statistics has indicated. The NBS in its Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) price

No Love at the Pump as Petrol Rises to Sh107 in Kenya

Nairobi - Drivers will have to pay more at the fuel station after the Energy Regulatory Commission issued new rates in its monthly review. Super petrol is up by Sh1.62 to now retail at 107.92, the highest it has hit in

IMO moves to ban non-compliant fuel on board ships in 2020

ANTWERP, BELGIUM - JULY 9: Oil tanker moored near an oil silo in Port of Antwerp July 9, 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium. The Port of Antwerp is Europe's second largest seaport after Rotterdam. The International Maritime Organization’s Subcommittee on Pollution Prevention

NNPC set to import 100 million litres daily to curb Fuel scarcity

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday announced that it had programmed to bring in two cargoes of petrol per day for the rest of this month in order to boost supply and eradicate the fuel queues that had resurfaced

Fuel scarcity worsens in Abuja, marketers arrested

File photo: A long queue of Motorist at a filling station in Wuse Abuja... on Wednesday. Photo: Olatunji Obasa/Punch Abuja (The Punch) - There seemed to be no end in sight with respect to the queues for petrol in Abuja and

Fuel Prices Expected to Continue Soaring on Uganda

Kampala (The Monitor) - In 2008, a litre of petrol used to cost Shs1,950. But 10 years later, this price has increased to Shs4,000, indicating a 51 percent increase. To break this further, it means 10 years ago if you had

Tanker drivers deny embarking on strike

Lagos (Punch) - The Petroleum Tanker Drivers, a branch of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, has denied reports in the media that its members will embark on a strike action from Monday. The National Chairman, PTD, Akanni

Autos officials hopeful that industry can avoid a NAFTA disaster

Montreal (Reuters) - Auto industry officials fretting about hardline U.S. NAFTA demands with the potential to turn a globally integrated industry upside down now are hopeful that a Canadian compromise plan could avert disaster. The officials, speaking to Reuters on the

Nigerian Senate tells National Oil Corporation to End fuel scarcity in seven days

Abuja - Vehicles queuing for petrol as scarcity of the commodity persists in on Monday December 18, 2017 Abuja - The Nigerian Senate yesterday told the country's Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to end the lingering scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol)

Zimbabwean Govt Reduces Duty On Fuel Imports

Harare (The source) - Government has reduced excise duty on fuel imports, in a move aimed at reducing overall production costs in the country. Petrol prices in Zimbabwe which are ranging between $1,40 and $1,56 per litre while diesel costs between

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