Relatives of MH17 crash victims, angered by what they see as Dutch mishandling of inquiries into the disaster, want a special UN envoy to launch an international investigation.
A letter sent to Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said Dutch officials had failed to build a case. They asked that inquiries by the Safety Board and prosecution service be handed over to the United Nations.
Airbus sold 248 aircraft in November, with total orders between January and November sitting at 1,328, or 1,031 net orders.
Airbus has delivered delivered 554 so far in 2014.
This is just as Boeing last Thursday reported 1,380 orders between January 1 and December 2, including 100 737 MAX confirmed by Ryanair. Net orders stood at 1,274 aircraft.
… to solve traffic crunch at MMIA
As airline operators continue to groan under high operating costs, chief of which is Jet A1 commonly known as Aviation Fuel, Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka has said that as the prices of crude is coming down airlines have started reviewing their ticket prices downwards.
This is just as he said that plans are on the way to resolve the traffic crunch at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) during peak periods
National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) have s said that it is important for the Federal Government to acknowledge the dearth of manpower in the aviation industry calling on them to replace retiring engineers in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency in order to ensure continuity.
Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier has released its 2014 winter schedule with increased capacity in key domestic routes to cope with passengers’ demands and give travellers more options for same day return trips.
The new schedule which came into effect on November 17, 2014 saw an increase in the frequency of flights on the Lagos-Calabar, Lagos-Enugu, Lagos-Benin, Abuja-Benin, Lagos-Kano, Abuja-Kano, Abuja-Asaba and Abuja-Ibadan routes.
Efforts at the Nigerian College of Aviation, (NCAT) Zaria are currently geared to improve on the Enabling Act of the college as Daily Champion has learnt that there is a document with the Ministry of Justice going through necessary legal process for amendment of the Act.
Chairman of Discovery Air, Engr. Babatunde Babalola has said that one challenge that the airline industry faces is the under utilisation of aircraft arguing that it is not in the number of aircraft but in the deployment by management.
This is just as he said that Discovery air is tinkering plans to make sure that its fleet does not stay on ground but is always on the air as an aircraft should be so that it can maximise its potential.