Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Aviation News Headlines for Wednesday March 15, 2016


Kaduna Airport: Foreign Airlines Ignore FG,s Plea

photo credit: Vanguardngr.com

Except Ethiopian Airlines, other foreign airlines operating in Nigeria are yet to heed the Federal Government’s plea to use Kaduna Airport as alternate airport to Abuja during the six weeks closure of Abuja Airport runway for repair works. 
This is just as passengers of these foreign airlines have been making private alternative arrangements to board their flights from Lagos. 

 http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/03/kaduna-airport-foreign-airlines-ignore-fgs-plea/

Headphone Batteries Explode on Flight to Australia

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headset: photo credit: google.com


A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight. The passenger was listening to music on her own battery-operated headphones as she dozed about two hours into the trip from Beijing to Melbourne on February 19 when there was a loud explosion.

 http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/03/headphone-batteries-explode-flight-australia/

http://sunnewsonline.com/passengers-headphones-explode-mid-flight-from-beijing-to-melbourne/

Scotland Shows Nigeria Runway Can be Fixed without Shutting Airport
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Glasglow Airport runway undergoing repairs.
photo credit: google.com
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Glasglow Airport. Photo credit: google.com
A major civil engineering project has been taking place since last November while most of Scotland was asleep.
Unlike Nigeria, the authorities in Scotland did not have to shut down their busy Glasgow airport to resurface the runway using the latest asphalt technology.
According to the BBC, there’s been minimal disruption because they’ve been doing it piece by piece in the middle of the night. The airport must be ready to reopen at 06:00 every morning.

EFCC Seizes N49m Cash at Kaduna Airport

EFCC seizes N49m cash at Kaduna airport
Who owns the N49 million “crispy notes of N200 and N50 denominations” abandoned at the Kaduna International Airport?
This is the puzzle the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is trying to resolve.
The EFCC found the cash on Monday night, packed in sacks.
A man believed to be the owner ran away before EFCC operatives could question him.
The cash was discovered by EFCC Zonal Office in Kaduna in five large black 150kg sacks during routine baggage screening at the airport.
A top source in the commission said: “Upon careful scrutiny of the sacks, it was discovered that they contained fresh crispy naira notes of N200 denomination in 200 bundles totaling N40million and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totaling N9million.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Abuja Airport Closure: Nigeria's Aviation Ministry Launches Website to Promote Access to Information




photo: Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. Photo credit: Google.com

It is no longer news that one of Nigeria’s busiest airport and the gateway to Nigeria’s Capital City ; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja , will be closed for the next six weeks with effect from tonight Tuesday March 7, 2017.
Easy access to information is crucial as this time and the aviation ministry has taken a proactive step by launching a dedicated website www.abujaairportclosure.info to furnish airport users with information about operations at Kaduna airport .So, if you need any information about Abuja and Kaduna airports this period, just login to  www.abujaairportclosure.info.