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THE management of Dana Air is set to announce the date for the resumption of its flight operations in due course. This followed the re-issuance of a new Air Operator Certificate to the airline by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority [NCAA] earlier in the week. The AOC was handed over to the top official of the airline by the Director General of NCAA, Harold Demuren at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos annex office of the Authority.

•Slams Ministry, NCAA, Dana Air

THE ill-fated Dana airliner which crashed lastJune 03, killing 153 people onboard threw up a lot of questions about the exact state of the country's aviation sector.

Despite attempts by the Federal Executive to probe the cause of the unfortunate incident, the country's National Assembly, unimpressed set up its own joint committee to conduct its own independent probe. And the Report of the committee soon to be formally submitted but made available to National daily is damning enough.

THE challenges that confronted the Aviation industry in Nigeria in recent times is on the path of recovery, the President of the Association of Foreign Airlines in Nigeria [AFARN], Mr Kingsley Nwokoma has remarked.

He made the remark at the First Safety Summit organised by the association.

However, he noted that the industry could only recover fully when all stakeholders in the sector make safety related issues to be on their priority.

VIRGIN Atlantic Airways, one of Britain's leading international carriers, has employed 15 new bright and passionate Nigerian cabin crew on its Lagos London route to help maintain the high standards of service it has become famous for.

Virgin Atlantic pioneered the recruitment of Nigerian crew to join their work force in 2001, making Virgin Atlantic the first international airline to introduce indigenous Nigerian crew.

THE Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Command of Nigeria Customs Service have arrested a passenger with over $320,000 aboard a Qatar Airways flight bound for Doha, in the Gulf region.

According to a statement issued by the  Customs Area Comptroller , Mr Eporwei Charles, he said :" At about  13 00 hours On November 19, 2012, a  passenger by name Onwuekwe Anthony Chidi , with passport number A04086671 was checking in on Qatar Airways ,

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