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Aviation unions begin indefinite strike at Arik Air over 7 month salary arrears, expatriate quota, other issues

By Sade Williams The National Executive Council of National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN),  have directed their members and other aviation workers, to  commence a joint strike action at Arik air with effect from 00:00hrs of Tuesday December 20, 2016.   The ...

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Etihad Airways, Lufthansa airlines sign codeshare pact

      …Lufthansa Group to lease 38 aircraft from airberlin for its point-to-point carrier    By Sade Williams   Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates and Lufthansa German Airlines, part of Europe’s largest airline group, has announced the conclusion of a codeshare agreement.   The arrangement is set to start in January 2017, subject to ...

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How Nigerian airlines can stand the test of time, by Aisuebeogun

 By Sade Williams Former Managing Director of the Federal Airports of Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Richard Aisuebeogun, has called on airline operators to build carriers that would stand the test of time by seeking strong financial partnership and open themselves up for investors.   Aisuebeogun stated that a report of survey carried out in May, 2016 says over the past 12 ...

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Arik Air gets European Aviation Safety Agency’s  Authorisation

By Sade Williams Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier has again scored another first by receiving the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Third Country Operators (TCO) Authorisation to fly into any European Union (EU) country. Arik Air is among the 590 global airline operators that successfully completed the stringent certification process before the deadline of 26th of November, 2016 ...

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NCAA increases surveillance on airlines, warns against anti-competitive practices

        By Sade Williams   The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has said that in view of the high volume of passenger movement within the country and from the diaspora during the yuletide season, its Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) have embarked on increased surveillance on Airline operations in addition to its daily Ramp inspection diligently carried out so ...

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