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Arik Air makes history on US flight

Arik Air has achieved another milestone in aviation, with the operation of its first Nigerian registered commercial aircraft to the United States in two decades.
Before now, Arik Air was operating a wet leased aircraft with foreign registration into the US.
Arik Air Senior Vice President (Operations)/Deputy Managing Director, Captain Ado Sanusi described the feat as a major achievement, not only for Arik Air, but also for the industry.

Category One Safety Status: Aviation Ministry Expresses Readiness to Meet FAA Next Week

With barely five days to the arrival of the United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) inspection team in the country, the supervising Minister of Aviation, Mr. Samuel Ortom, yesterday promised that government was ready to open its doors for the international aviation inspection team to come in.

Missing plane: China spots ‘ suspicious objects’

A Chinese plane hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has spotted “suspicious” objects, state media say, as more nations joined the search.
Searchers saw two “relatively big” objects with “many white smaller ones scattered within a radius of several kilometres”, Xinhua news agency said.
Australia said it had been informed and would try to locate the objects.
Flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board.

Insurgency: Turkish Airlines linked to arms importation

SSS, DMI begin probe

  • Airline: We follow international law in ammunition supplies

  • Arik savours African achievers’ award

    Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline, says its best is yet to come as the airline relishes the “Organisation of the Year” award bestowed on it by the African Achievers Award in Accra, Ghana.
    The awards ceremony held at the Presidential Banquet Hall, State House, Accra, Ghana on February 28 was attended by African diplomats and State Governors from Nigeria.

    Arik partners African Muzik Magazine Awards

    Foremost Nigerian airline, Arik Air, has signed on as presenting sponsor of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), which will make debut at the Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas, United States on July 26, this year.
    Founder/CEO of Big A Entertainment, organisers of the award show, Mr. Anderson Obiagwu said his company’s partnership with the airline has come a long way, and there is no doubt, its alliance on AFRIMMA will be another success story.

    Arik Air strengthens Dakar route with Cotonou, Accra connections

    Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline has extended two of its existing routes as the airline continues its expansion programme for the regional West African services.
    Starting March 10, 2014, Arik Air will add Cotonou to its daily route network by operating the Lagos-Dakar flight via Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin Republic. Similarly, Arik Air will from March 10 extend its daily Abuja-Accra service to Dakar.

    NCAT To Award Degrees, Opens Lagos Campus Soon


    The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria, has disclosed plans to start training students to fly helicopter even as the college would start this year leading to the award of degrees.

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