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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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  • 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/
  • 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/
  • Nigeria hit by the privates

    News | 30 Apr 1996 23:00

    <p>Two Nigerian domestic independents have teamed up with other African west coast partners to circumvent Nigeria Airways' dominance of international route rights and are establishing themselves as regional players. </p> <p>Late in 1995, Bellview Airlines decided to follow the route of ADC Airlines in forming a subsidiary that was majority owned by foreign investors. In the case of Bellview the funding came from Sierra Leone resulting in Bellview Sierra Leone Airlines. In mid 1994, ADC Airlines joined up with Liberian partners to form ADC Liberia. ADC Airlines retains a 49 per cent stake in the Liberian company. </p> <p>Nigeria's government regulates airfares and Nigeria Airways holds all 64 bilateral rights, despite serving only two overseas destinations. It continues to claim royalties on routes flown by foreign carriers or local cargo operators. </p> <p>To gain access to the lucrative West African markets Bellview and ADC had to look for offshore investors willing to take majorithttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nigeria-hit-by-the-privates-15826/