Aviation articles

Aero aircraft makes emergency landing in Sokoto over ‘faulty gear’

Aero aircraft makes emergency landing in Sokoto over ‘faulty gear’

An Aero Contractors flight from Sokoto to Abuja made an emergency landing on Wednesday due to a faulty landing gear. The Boeing 737/500 aircraft was said to have touched down at the Sultan Abubakar III Airport, Sokoto, at about 2:45pm while the passengers were asked to disembark and wait at the departure lounge for further

Perm Sec seeks accurate statistics on aviation

The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari has tasked the Aviation Statistical Committee to ensure accurate and reliable aviation data to support the nation’s economic growth. Zakari made this call while delivering his welcome address at opening ceremony of the 2nd Aviation Statistical Committee meeting held Keffi, Nassarawa State recently. He declared that the

Arik resumes operations after ‘resolving’ dispute with workers

The management of Arik Air says it has resumed operations after an unexpected industrial action by its workers left passengers stranded in various airports across the country. In a statement signed by Adebanji Ola, head of corporate communications, the airline apologised for the disruptions. “The cabin crew members of our flight operations team earlier this

Lawmakers express disgust over state of Nigerian airports

The members of the National Assembly’s joint committee on aviation on Thursday expressed worry over the deplorable state of some airports in Nigeria, particularly the Enugu and Port Harcourt International airports. Muhammad Adamu, APC-Kebbi Central, explained how unhappy he was after a tour of the facility of the Port Harcourt International Airport despite the fact

My Arik Story

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku On the 16th October, 2017, I arrived at the Osubi Airstrip Warri in company of two of my colleagues, Kelly Ovie Umukoro and Assurance Erhisohwode, for an Arik Air flight to Abuja. While Ovie Assurance and Kelly Umukoro were travelling for a workshop in Abuja, I was to travel to Kano

FG tackles multiple charges, infrastructure, other issues at airports

In response to various complaints by stakeholders on issues bedeviling the aviation sector in Nigeria, the Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika has inaugurated the Task-force on Regulatory Matters in Aviation Sector. The committee which was set up on the directive of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was given the assignment to look into

Nigeria will not be a weak link in global aviation security – Sirika

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to taking aviation security to the next level and not be a global weak link. The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika voiced out the country’s commitment to the global aviation security while addressing participants at the ongoing Regional ministerial conference on aviation security entitled ‘Global

Naija’s Sai Baba Reappears!

By: Okanga Agila Chikelu came up alive with his usual morning quarrels as animals foraged the bushy surroundings around his house. He girdled himself with a wrapper round his waist, the customary apron of his eastern kinsmen, signifying a man who has truly woken up from his house, the previous night. Chikelu, a middle aged

VIDEO: Passengers panic as smoke engulfs ‘Lagos-bound’ aircraft

Twitter user, Oriaku Okwesilieze, took to the social media platform on Tuesday to narrate how smoke engulfed an aircraft reportedly travelling from Port Harcourt to Lagos. Tweeting via @puffypearl, she said, “20 minutes after take off, our aero contractor flight started smoking. For 35 min we were chanting prayers, screaming, panicking”. She added that “the