Aerospace Africa 

MMIA named first climate smart airport in Nigeria

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos State has been named the first climate smart airport in Nigeria by Airport Carbon Accreditation. The independent carbon management certification body on Friday said Murtala Muhammed Airport has received its level 1 ‘Mapping’ recognition. In a tweet on its official account, Airport Carbon Accreditation said, “Today we welcome a new accredited airport in the African region! Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, operated by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria joined the community of climate smart airports as the first ever in Nigeria. “The airport…

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Aerospace Africa Covid19 

Nigeria: Set to Reopen Airports, Nigeria’s FAAN Compares Notes With Munich Airport

The Nigerian government has begun plans to reopen its airports for domestic and international travels. Against this background, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it held a skype meeting with Munich Airport International to share experiences and compare notes on the effects of the COVID19 lockdown on the airports. The meeting which was at the instance of the Managing Director of FAAN, Rabiu Yadudu, had in attendance the Munich Airport Expert Team, Herbert Keffel, Georgios Elkolids and Julian Duerdoth. It was also coordinated by Fortune Idu, Managing Director…

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Aerospace Africa 

Akwa Ibom Senators want FG to reopen international airport in Uyo

Senators from Akwa Ibom State have pleaded with the Federal Government to include Akwa Ibom airport among the five international airports meant to be opened on June 21st. Senator Albert Bassey Akpan, speaking on behalf of two others from the State revealed that about 105 aircraft fly in and out of the airport weekly. He further explained that the State government recently procured another aircraft to be added to the fleet, saying that when the airport is opened, it would boost economic activities of the State. “Mr President, distinguished colleagues,…

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Africa Covid19 Healthcare 

Coronavirus: British crew who flew ‘illegally’ into Nigeria quarantined

The Nigerian government said it has placed crew members of Flairjet, a British airline company under a 14-day quarantine. Following the ban on commercial flights in the country, Flairjet was given the approval to operate only ‘humanitarian’ flights during the lock down. The airline, however, flouted the licence, according to the federal government. The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, had announced on Sunday via his verified Twitter handle, @hadisirika, that the aircraft belonging to the airline was impounded for operating commercial flights into Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Mr Sirika,…

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