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  • Lufthansa Technik to repair 737 struck by car: Arik


    Arik Air will ferry a Boeing 737-700 to Germany for inspection and repairs after a car slammed into the aircraft on a tarmac in Nigeria. The incident...


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  • Nigeria's Aero Contractors rapped for 'disregard' of rules

    News | 08 Jan 2014 10:50 | Oliver Clark

    Aero Contractors has been given an official warning to comply with Nigerian regulations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nigerias-Aero-Contractors-rapped-for-disregard-of-rules-394642/
  • Dana Air resumes flights as 3 June crash remains under investigation

    News | 03 Jan 2013 21:43 | Stephen Trimble

    <p>Nigerian low-cost carrier Dana Air has resumed flight operations for the first time since the 3 June crash of an MD-83 that killed 163 people. </p><p>Flight...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dana-Air-resumes-flights-as-3-June-crash-remains-under-investigation-380669/
  • Lufthansa Technik to repair 737 struck by car: Arik

    News | 02 Apr 2010 18:48 | Stephen Trimble

    Arik Air will ferry a Boeing 737-700 to Germany for inspection and repairs after a car slammed into the aircraft on a tarmac in Nigeria. The incident...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-Technik-to-repair-737-struck-by-car-Arik-340252/
  • PARIS 2009: Nigeria opening tender to manage main airports

    News | 17 Jun 2009 16:06 | Victoria Moores

    <p>Nigeria's Government is planning to launch a tender for the management of Lagos and three other airports in the country.</p><p>The plan will include the...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-2009-Nigeria-opening-tender-to-manage-main-airports-328404/
  • Conrad Clifford - charting a course for Virgin Nigeria

    News | 15 Jan 2008 15:01 | Günter Endres

    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><STRONG><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1:place>Nigeria</st1:place></st1:country-region>’s air transport sector reached a low point with the liquidation of national flag-carrier Nigeria Airways. But that event, which many in the industry viewed as long overdue, directly led to the establishment of Virgin Nigeria, when the then Nigerian government put out an international tender for a technical partner for a new private national carrier. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">“After many ups and downs, Virgin Atlantic was chosen as technical partner, taking a 49% stake, with 51% held by Nigerian institutional investors, mostly local banks and finance houses,” says Virgin Nigeria chief executive Conrad Clifford. “Virgin Nigeria started in June 2005 and within 12 mhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Conrad-Clifford-charting-a-course-for-Virgin-Nigeria-220830/
  • McTighe: Turning Arik Air into Nigeria’s largest carrier

    News | 23 Apr 2007 09:36 | Brendan Sobie

    <P><STRONG>When Mike McTighe received a call from a head hunter in early 2006 asking him if he was interested in working for a Nigerian start-up, he hesitated. McTighe recalls looking up Nigeria on bbc.com and cnn.com and his first thoughts were “no way”.</STRONG></P> <P>“But then I met the principal and was impressed with his vision on what he was doing for Nigerian aviation,” says McTighe, who served as Arik’s chief operating officer for seven months before becoming managing director shortly after its October 2006 launch. “Nigeria is not nearly as bad as what you read.”</P> <P><IMG style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; FLOAT: left; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 200px; HEIGHT: 316px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=17332" border=0>Just over a year later, McTighe has successfully led Arik Air through the start-up phase and is now leading the carrier through a period of ambitious expansion. In this quarter alone, Arik’s fleet will swell from eight to 16 aircraft, whichhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/McTighe-Turning-Arik-Air-into-Nigerias-largest-carrier-213349/