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The Chinese government will pump CNY1.2 billion yuan (USD$190 million) into dozens of loss-making regional airports next year as it seeks to boost economic development in poorer provinces.
The number of airports supported will rise to 146 from 135 this year, with an extra CNY133 million yuan in financial support, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the civil aviation regulator.

Air travellers in the country have been advised to adhere strictly to airport rules and regulations in order to have seamless trips.
The general manager corporate communications Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati in an interview with some aviation correspondents on measures put in place by the organisation to ensure a hitch free passengers movement advised intending air passengers to take advantage of the newly launched passengers service portal to plan their trips.

EgyptAir has hired Sabre Airline Solutions to prepare a restructuring plan for the state-owned company which has suffered a billion dollars in losses since 2010.
A company statement did not mention the value of the contract, but said the restructuring would focus on EgyptAir Airlines and EgyptAir Express, subsidiaries of EgyptAir Holding Company which provides flights mostly to destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler has called for more regulations on the drone technology stating that it is being used in airspaces that already have regulation making its risks greater.
According to him, the popularity of inexpensive radio-controlled planes and helicopters raises risks that require a firm response from regulators to ensure safety.


The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology will soon acquire new fleet of training aircraft.
Aviation minister, Osita Chidoka who announced this at the occasion marking the 50th anniversary of the college said the college must continue to live up to expectations.
“Government is at verge of awarding contract to re-fleet the training aircraft.”
Chidoka said the purchase of B737 simulator for the college was a testimony of President Goodluck Jonathans transformation programme in the aviation sector.

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