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Air Peace orders five Embraer E175s for fleet expansion & renewal

Nigeria based Air Peace has placed a firm order for five Embraer E175 aircraft. This strategic decision marks a significant step forward and is in alignment with Air Peace’s ongoing strategy of modernising its fleet. This acquisition is in line with Air Peace determination to become the operator of the largest and youngest fleet of aircraft in Africa. It reinforces Air Peace’...

Nigeria Overland Airways receives its first E175

Overland Airways of Nigeria has received the first of three new E175 E-Jets. The aircraft was delivered to the airline last week. The twenty-year old West African carrier, an affiliate of the Landover Aviation Services Company, also holds options for three additional aircraft. The carrier, which operates both scheduled and charter flights, plans to use the dual-class 88-seat E175s to increase...

Caverton Aviation Training Center to operate Entrol AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator

The AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator purchased by Global Aviation Training & Maintenance will be installed, operated, and maintained by Caverton Aviation Training Centre, which already operates an EASA certified Level D AW139 Full Flight Simulator in Lagos, Nigeria.  The simulator is equipped with a Spherical Visual system, 4 axis electromagnetic Vibration system and Entrol Missio...

First E2 for the African Continent - Air Peace took delivery

Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, took delivery of their first E195-E2 aircraft today. The aircraft is now due to fly from Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos to join the Air Peace fleet in Nigeria. Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the E2, the newest, most efficient, and most comfortable aircraft in the segment. The airline is...

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...