Aviation

Seafarers, Aircrew Need Priority COVID-19 Vaccination – UN

The heads of five UN organizations have called for maritime and air transport workers to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination, given their key role in supporting global trade and mobility, which is essential for a sustainable socio-economic recovery. Maritime and air transport rely on seafarers and aircrew. They are key workers, required to travel across borders, …

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Customs Replies Air Peace Over Collections On CISS, ETLS

The attention of Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to a deliberate misinformation of the public regarding payments of Customs duty, VAT and other charges like ETLS and CISS on imported commercial aircrafts and spare parts. Some sections of the media quoted the Chairman of Air Peace Airline to have stated that NCS is still …

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NPA Records Another Feat As Tin-can Port Gets 19-Seater Helicopter

Caverton Helicopter Limited recently acquired a Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter (SN-920299), a 19 seater heavy helicopter which is the first to be operated by a wholly indigenous African company via the Port & Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) at the Tin Can Island Port, Lagos. Platform Reporters got you covered with photos of the occasion. L-R: Representative …

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Airlines, Aviation Workers Call for Urgent Government Assistance To Prevent Jobs Catastrophe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) issued a joint statement calling for urgent government intervention to prevent an employment catastrophe in the aviation industry. Estimates from the Air Transport Action Group suggest some 4.8 million aviation workers’ jobs are at risk as a result of air travel demand falling more …

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Catastrophic Jobs Crisis Looms In Aviation If Governments Fail To Intervene – IATA/ITF

Seven months since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic, aviation continues to be one of the worst hit business sectors from this crisis. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the industry will not recover to 2019 levels until at least 2024. Support to the aviation sector – an industry that …

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COVID-19 Protocols: NCAA Threatens To Revoke License Of Erring Airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has threatened to revoke the license of domestic airline operators over non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols of the Federal Government. The NCAA Director General, Mr Musa Nuhu, issued the warning in a letter to all operators (DG39/20) with reference NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/267, dated Sept. 21, on Monday in Lagos. The News …

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FEC Approves N13bn For Automation Of 4 Airports

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N13 billion for the automation of safety equipment at Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt international airports. The virtual meeting of the Council presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, also approved 3.1 billion dollars for the automation of the operations of the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS). The Ministers of …

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Israel Receives Second Direct Flight From Nigeria

The State of Israel on Tuesday recorded second direct flight from Nigeria, which is described as another milestone in the 60-years of bilateral relations between the two countries. Mr Yotam Kreiman, Deputy Chief of Mission, Israel to Nigeria said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. Kreiman …

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269 Nigerians Stranded In India Arrive Lagos, Abuja

The Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), on Saturday, confirmed the arrival of 269 Nigerians that were stranded in India in Lagos and Abuja. The commission, who announced their arrival on its Twitter handle, said that the the 269 Nigerians arrived Nigeria at  2:00 a.m. NiDCOM said that evacuees were received from India at the Lagos …

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CIOTA: Amaechi, Fashola, Sirika, 36 State Commissioners Brainstorm With Stakeholders

…Collaborations Key To Solving Transport Challenges- Jamoh The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, Minister of Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemi Saraki, will be leading the pack of Guests of Honours and 36 State Commissioners to the 2019 …

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