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Drones Play Increasing Role in Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

Unmanned aircraft are inspecting roadways, checking railroad tracks, assessing the condition of power lines.   Houston USA (WSJ) -For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to become an integral part of the government and corporate disaster-recovery efforts. In the first six days after the storm

Nigerian airlines may be banned by US over poor local airports

(BusinessDay) -  During the just concluded US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) audit for the renewal of Nigeria’s Category 1 safety status, Nigerian airports failed to meet the safety and security requirements of that organization. As a result of the failed audit test, Nigerian airlines may be barred from flying to the

Traveling To Europe? Prepare For ‘Devastating’ Delays And Missed Connections

Travellers passing through Europe have been advised by airports and various airlines, among them British Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair, to arrive at least three hours early to avoid chaos at passport control. The weekends have been especially difficult at hub airports as tourists returning from their summer holidays join the 1.7 million daily passengers

Why Ethiopia Airlines is Successful

...upgrades its flights to Brazil to Non-stop Direct   (Thisday) - Ethiopia Airlines possess unique, rare and difficult to imitate attributes that distinguish it from its peers in Africa. The airline is seen as the most successful airline in the continent. The Group CEO of the airline, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, announced this week:

Nigeria Airports Fail United States FAA Audit

It has been confirmed that Nigeria’s major airports which operate international services were unable to meet security and safety standards during the recent audit carried out by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the renewal of Nigeria’s Category 1 safety status. THISDAY reliably gathered that the FAA team gave Nigeria

Nigeria’s AIB blames 2012 police helicopter crash on pilot error

Nigeria's Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB)  on Wednesday released a new report blaming a 2012 helicopter crash involving a Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of operations, Mr. John Haruna, and three others in the Kabong area of Jos, Plateau State, on pilot error. According to a report in the Punch the

How Conveyor belt operators’ strike over unpaid 8 months salary grounded flights at Lagos airport

...Airport authority denies owning operators (Guardian) - Flights at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos were disrupted yesterday for several hours following a strike action by operators of the belt conveyor to protest against alleged unpaid salaries. The workers, in the employ of OTIS Nigeria Limited, a private company engaged to