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IRKED by the incessant calls by both chambers of the National Assembly for the revocation of the Dana Airline operating licence and the sack of Dr. Harold Demuren, Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), influential parties in the industry have warned the lawmakers to tread with caution.

The stakeholders who converged under the aegis of National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) appealed to both Houses of the National Assembly to appreciate the long held tradition of not using the outcome of air accident investigations for punitive purpose.

EMIRATES is putting the full force of its A380 fleet behind Dubai's bid to land the 2020 World Expo. The airline is attaching giant stickers to its A380 fleet, promoting the UAE's bid to hold the event in Dubai in seven years time.

The first aircraft to be dressed with the words “Expo 2020, Dubai UAE, Candidate City” was EK 306, which left for Beijing in the early hours of Thursday morning. In the coming weeks, the airline's entire A380 fleet currently standing at 31 will carry the Expo 2020 message.

THE management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has said that it is commencing the evacuation of all abandoned aircraft scattered all over the country in the next one week. The agency said that unlike the former threats issued to the owners of abandoned aircraft without the desired results, FAAN will this time around march words with action.

The evacuation exercise starts in Lagos this week while the contractor would move to Abuja airport the following week. Taking journalists round the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos where no fewer than 13 of the 65 aircraft are scattered, the Director of Operations, FAAN, Capt. Henry Omeogu who also doubles as the chairman of the committee, informed that the contractor would move to site this week.

THE Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has dispelled the allegation making the rounds especially among some members of the National Assembly Joint Committees on Aviation that the Authority has no competent engineers for regulatory over-sight on MD-83 aircraft.

To set the records straight, NCAA in a press release signed stated by the Media Assistant to the Director General, Mr Sam Adurogboye, noted that,:'Quite clearly, the Authority has two Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) and two Pilots type rated on McDonnell Douglas MD83'.

EMIRATES, one of the world's fastest growing international airlines, will add more than 1400 seats a week on its Dar es Salaam  Dubai route by introducing a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft effective from 1st February 2013.

The Airbus 340-500 currently deployed on one of Dar es Salaam' daily flight, will be replaced with a larger Boeing 777-300ER, giving 40% boost to seat capacity.

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