Aviation

FAA certifies Boeing 737 Max to fly again after 20 months

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday cleared Boeing's 737 Max to fly again. The jetliner was grounded for 20 months after two international crashes killed 346 passengers and crew. The grounded planes will need to be refitted with improvements...

Ghana to reopen international air borders from September 1

Ghana will reopen its international air borders on September 1, six months after closing them in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus Speaking to the nation on Sunday, President Nana Akufo-Addo said Land and sea borders will remain...

Turkish Airlines collides with Middle East Airlines in Nigeria

The Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau said on Thursday it has launched an investigation into a ground collision between Turkish Airlines and Middle East Airlines. The collision occurred at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday July 29. "Accident Investigation...

COVID-19 decimates Africa’s aviation industry, billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs lost even as some airlines go off skies

COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has battered Africa's aviation industry, with billions of dollars already lost, millions of workers rendered jobless and several airlines on the brink of collapse. With borders closed, planes grounded,...

Plane carrying 107 people on board crashes

A plane carrying 107 people on board has crashed in Karachi, Pakistan, and all 99 passengers and eight crew members are presumed dead. Abdul Sattar Kokhar, a spokesman for the country’s civil aviation authority, told reporters the aircraft was arriving...

Nigerian authorities deny releasing guidelines for resumption of flights

Nigerian authorities have denied releasing guidelines for the resumption of flights. Airports were shut to curb the spread of the virus and have not been reopened. In a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC, the Federal Airports...

SAHCO takes over British Airways ground handling services in Nigeria

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC, a Public Limited Liability company in Nigeria, and a subsidiary of SIFAX Group has taken over the ground handling services of British Airways. The move took effect with the handling of the...

Nigeria to shut Lagos and Abuja airports between March 23 and April 23 as coronavirus cases hit 22

Nigeria's two busiest airports in Abuja and Lagos will be shut between March 23 and April 23 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Musa Nuhu, said in a statement...

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to hold major national aviation conference

All is now set for the maiden “FAAN National Aviation Conference” to be organized by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. The conference, with the theme 'Advancing the Frontiers of Possibilities for Safe, Secure and Profitable Air Transport' is aimed...

Turkish Airlines cancels flights to Nigeria over coronavirus

Turkish Airlines has canceled all flights to Nigeria over COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Turkish Airlines, which brought into Nigeria the Italian who tested positive for coronavirus on February 27, said in a statement it...

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President Buhari says he appreciates Nigerians for their patience over bad economy

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U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday congratulated President-elect Joseph R. Biden "on choosing this outstanding economic team." "This is the team we need to...

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U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden's nominees and appointees on Tuesday vowed to rebuild the American economy. The President-elect on Monday announced key members of his...

Joe Biden: My first-rate economic team will get us through on-going crisis and help us build back better

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday introduced his economic team to the nation, saying it will help the nation get through the...

President Buhari says he appreciates Nigerians for their patience over bad economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja appreciated Nigerians and Organized Labour for restraint, understanding and patience as the country tackles myriad economic challenges,...
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