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  • NTSB sends team to assist Nigerian ADC Airlines Boeing 737-200 crash outside Abuja as death toll rises to 100


    <P>US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are to assist the inquiry into yesterday’s fatal accident involving <A href="http://www.adcairlines.com/travel.htm" target=_blank>Nigerian&nbsp;carrier ADC Air</A>lines Boeing 737-200 during take-off from <A href="http://www.abujacity.com/busni/travel/visito.html" target=_blank>Abuja&nbsp;international airport</A>.</P> <P>NTSB investigator Dennis Jones is to head the agency’s team. Jones was assigned to represent the NTSB during the probe into two other high-profile accidents in Nigeria last year, involving a Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 at Lagos and a Sosoliso Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9 at Port Harcourt.</P> <P>Nigeria’s government is said to be preparing to ground ADC Airlines in the aftermath of the crash.</P> <P>The aircraft had been carrying around 105 passengers and crew when it came down after departing the Nnamdi Azikwe airport in <A href="http://www.abujacity.com/" target=_blank>Nigerian&nbsp;capital Abuja


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    News | 04 Nov 2013 17:23 | Oliver Clark

    Arik Air is considering an order for Bombardier CSeries jets to drive its narrowbody fleet expansion.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Arik-Air-ponders-possible-order-for-15-CS300s-392519/
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    News | 13 Dec 2012 10:00 | Siva Govindasamy

    Evergreen Apple Nigeria plans to set up maintenance facilities in 10 countries around western and sub-Saharan Africa over the next 10 years amid a projected growth in business aviation activity in the region.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MEBA-Evergreen-eyes-growth-beyond-Nigeria-380105/
  • 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/
  • Reformed Nigeria gets tough

    News | 09 Jan 2007 00:00

    <P>Nigeria's reformed, autonomous civil aviation authority (NCAA) has suspended the operating licences of at least 15 carriers in the past 12 months, according to its director general Dr Harold Demuren, who was appointed a year ago to turn the country's dire aviation safety record around.</P> <P>Demuren has also closed one of the country's major airports - Port Harcourt - for total resurfacing, refencing and an upgrade of its air navigation and crash/rescue services. This airport is the main aviation hub for Nigeria's considerable oil industry, so the decision to close it until work is completed - estimated for April or May this year - is an indication of Nigeria's determination to tighten up safety in its deregulated airline industry and the infrastructure that supports it.</P> <P>Dramatic developments have taken place in Nigeria since last year's safety review criticised the country for its poor performance, including two major airline fatal accidents during 2005 and its inadequate ahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Reformed-Nigeria-gets-tough-211382/
  • Olowo’s Nigerian odyssey

    News | 24 Nov 2006 10:51 | Günter Endres

    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><STRONG><IMG style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; FLOAT: left; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 200px; HEIGHT: 272px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=15669" border=0>Nigeria’s air transport industry is viewed, both within and outside <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place>Africa</st1:place>, as one of the most disorganised, where a lack of adequate government oversight contributes to the poor safety record of a proliferation of airlines. But Lagos-based Bellview Airlines, in spite of having suffered a tragic accident in 2005, should not be seen as part of this general perception, says Gabriel Gbenga Olowo, who has been the airline’s executive director for 12 years.</STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">“We started as a travel agency in 1992, then set up a charter operation in South Africa, before engaging in executive flights with a Yak-40 throughouthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Olowos-Nigerian-odyssey-210758/
  • NTSB sends team to assist Nigerian ADC Airlines Boeing 737-200 crash outside Abuja as death toll rises to 100

    News | 30 Oct 2006 09:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are to assist the inquiry into yesterday’s fatal accident involving <A href="http://www.adcairlines.com/travel.htm" target=_blank>Nigerian&nbsp;carrier ADC Air</A>lines Boeing 737-200 during take-off from <A href="http://www.abujacity.com/busni/travel/visito.html" target=_blank>Abuja&nbsp;international airport</A>.</P> <P>NTSB investigator Dennis Jones is to head the agency’s team. Jones was assigned to represent the NTSB during the probe into two other high-profile accidents in Nigeria last year, involving a Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 at Lagos and a Sosoliso Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9 at Port Harcourt.</P> <P>Nigeria’s government is said to be preparing to ground ADC Airlines in the aftermath of the crash.</P> <P>The aircraft had been carrying around 105 passengers and crew when it came down after departing the Nnamdi Azikwe airport in <A href="http://www.abujacity.com/" target=_blank>Nigerian&nbsp;capital Abujahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-sends-team-to-assist-Nigerian-ADC-Airlines-Boeing-737-200-crash-outside-Abuja-as-death-toll-rises-to-100-210264/