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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Africa Covid19 

Coronavirus: Air Peace airlifts 312 Indians from Nigeria

Nigeria’s major carrier, Air Peace, has evacuated 312 Indians from Nigeria back to their country in a 10-hour non-stop flight. Oluwatoyin Olajide, the Chief Operating Officer of the airline, announced this in a statement in Lagos on Sunday. Mrs Olajide said that the flight, which departed on Sunday, May 31, from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, operated with a B777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWI. She said the flight, operated by 15 crew members, was expected to arrive Cochin International Airport in Kerala. The official, while expressing delight over…

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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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Aerospace 

How N2.59b calibration aircraft failed, forced airlines to divert Business

Even though flight services have actually considering that resumed in the country’s airspace, the last has not become aware of penultimate week’s extensive flights’ disturbances and attendant losses to airline companies. While lots of have actually continued to blame bad weather for the disturbances, the examination has actually revealed that the main reason for the turmoil was the faulty calibration airplane released. The Beechcraft Super King, Air 350 (B350) calibration aircraft was recently bought by the Federal Government, at the expense of N2.59 b ($8.5 m). The reason was that…

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