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OAS Helicopters signed up for Rusada ENVISION

OAS Helicopters, the Nigerian charter operator, has awarded Rusada a contract for the use and implementation of its MRO and Flight Operations software, ENVISION. Odengene Air Shuttle Services Limited (OAS) has operated in the region since 1992. Headquartered in Lagos and operating out of Port Harcourt, OAS recently acquired a new AW139 helicopter for use in supporting oil and gas op...

EAN Aviation becomes first West African IS-BAH Stage 1 registered company

EAN Aviation, the Lagos-based business aviation services company, has become the first West African IS-BAH Stage 1 registered Fixed Based Operator, and only the second organization to earn the status in all of Africa. The IS-BAH Stage 1 certificate was awarded by IBAC on March 31, 2017. The certification is the culmination of a nearly three-year process which began in 2014 when EAN embarked on...

Nigeria wants to close airport in capital for runway repairs

Nigeria's government has proposed closing the airport in its capital, Abuja, for six weeks to repair runways that some airlines have described as dangerous. The government wants to close Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, the country's second busiest, for most of February and March. Work by German construction company Julius Berger will continue after the airport reopens and is expec...

Business aviation 'can wake sleeping giant' of Nigerian economy

For a hint of Africa’s potential as a business aviation market, look to Nigeria. The country is home to 174 million people and has a landmass of 923,768km² but has only 35,900km of often-dangerous roads. This vast oil-rich nation has an installed fleet of 97 business aircraft, surpassed on the continent only by South Africa’s 167. Moreover, Nigerian business aviation would appe...

Business Aviation in Nigeria

The third edition of the Nigerian Business Aviation Conference (NBAC) took place this month in Lagos, Nigeria. Organized by local player EAN Aviation, the event attracted 150 delegates and sparked intense discussion among attendees, spawning new working groups and further collaboration between industry and government. The Nigerian business aviation market is expanding, not only in terms...

ExecuJet announces new Line Maintenance Station for EASA aircraft in Nigeria

ExecuJet is announcing an extended Line Maintenance capability for EASA registered aircraft at its base in Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria. In partnership with Maintenance Centre Malta (MCM), ExecuJet now supports a larger fleet of different aircraft types from Bombardier, Dassault and Hawker in the West Africa region. Ettore Poggi, Vice President, ExecuJet Africa, says:...

Nigerian CAA Pledges To Improve AOC Approval Process

Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) last week promised to organize a workshop to help business aircraft operators complete the process to obtain an air operator’s certificate (AOC). At the Nigerian Business Aviation Conference in Lagos on March 17-18, local officials acknowledged that they have not communicated well with the private sector, resulting in a confusing and slow approv...

High-tech terminal rises from the ashes

Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), in Lagos, is the first and only privately-funded terminal in Nigeria. Keith Mwanalushi spoke to the terminal's chief executive to see how new technology has transformed operations. MMA2 rose from the ashes of a terminal that was engulfed in flames back in May 2000. After the inferno, the Nigerian Government made a decision to redevelop the air...

Senate seeks probe of $40m loan to aviation industry

The Senate has mandated its committees on aviation and anti-corruption to commence investigation into alleged disbursement of 40 million dollars ($40m) loan for rehabilitation and development of infrastructure in the aviation industry. The mandate is part of a 15-point recommendation adopted while considering report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Aviation on the poor state of the aviation industry...

Nigeria aviation agency tasks airlines to pay outstanding debts

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has appealed to domestic airlines to liquidate all outstanding debts to the authority and other aviation agencies in the country. The NCAA made the appeal in a statement issued by its Acting General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, on Sunday in Lagos. “Safety is a collective responsibility and we appreciate the cooperation from all...

South African Airways further strengthens its West African network, introduces Abuja

JOHANNESBURG. 14 October 2015. South African Airways (SAA), the leading carrier in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, has introduced a second entry point to Nigeria in its quest to enable trade and unlock mobility, which will considerably add to business travel options in the West African region. Adding a second gateway in Nigeria to SAA’s existing daily service to Lagos materially strengthen...

Aviation Experts Caution States On Airport Projects

NO fewer than four state governments have unveiled plans to build airports in their respective states. The latest with such plan is Ekiti State. Besides Ekiti, Bayelsa, Abia, Osun and Ogun states are at various stages in their plans to build an airport each. By the time the airports are completed, they would have spent close to N150b on the projects that may not be different from the ones in De...