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by mapletux
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion as Nigeria's bankruptcy administrator rebrands Arik aircraft
Replies: 24
Views: 3453

Re: Confusion as Nigeria's bankruptcy administrator rebrands Arik aircraft

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Welcome to a.nut BeninEagle. We hope you can join us at the West African forum. :chat:

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by mapletux
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50425

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

Why IAD - LOS over IAH - LOS? I wonder why they picked IAD over IAH.....Houston have much larger Nigerian than Washington, DC and not to worry about the oil business up or down just number of Nigerian want to go home or visit family, friends and connection. There is government and NGO related traff...

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by mapletux
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.transportday.com.ng/boeing- ... -aviation/
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Nigeria College of Aviation Technology to receive Boeing 737 Full Flight Simulator.

Details available here

https://www.transportday.com.ng/boeing- ... -aviation/

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by mapletux
Thu May 07, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 6687850114
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Ibom Air has taken delivery of another CRJ-900 to bring its fleet size to 4. See the link to the press release below.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 6687850114

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by mapletux
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 17145

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

What are the projected numbers for fuel burn, range, payload, etc. for non-supersonic flight? If they are not too different from existing business jets then it may sell as a business jet that can go supersonic when needed.

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by mapletux
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

https://simpleflying.com/green-africa-a ... st-launch/
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Green Africa Airways will lease 3 Airbus A220 from GTLK Europe in order to start operations this year pending the arrival of their own airframes.

https://simpleflying.com/green-africa-a ... st-launch/

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by mapletux
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

How well capitalised are they and what’s the aviation experience of their executive team? IE, how likely is this to go ahead let alone succeed? I read the FlightGlobal article. It appears to me to be a great aircraft for them but what is their network intention, domestic, regional, beyond? https://...

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by mapletux
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.wsj.com/articles/airbus-nea ... 1581571923
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Airbus has signed an MOU with Nigerian startup airline Green Africa Airways for About 50 A220s. The airline had previously announced plans to buy 100 of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/airbus-nea ... 1581571923

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by mapletux
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Peace plans to start flights more international destinations in 2020. This reports claims Tel Aviv will be the first with Mumbai and London to follow. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/85829-nigerias-air-peace-moots-asia-growth-in-2020 I'm not sure how they could operate LOS-TLV and avoid...

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by mapletux
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... th-in-2020
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Air Peace plans to start flights more international destinations in 2020. This reports claims Tel Aviv will be the first with Mumbai and London to follow.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... th-in-2020

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by mapletux
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

http://www.woleshadare.net/amid-record- ... tre-stage/
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It seems Green Africa and a few new airlines are hoping to take to the skies in Nigeria this year.

http://www.woleshadare.net/amid-record- ... tre-stage/

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by mapletux
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Passenger traffic in Nigeria for the first half of 2019 was 8 1/2 million which is a growth of 12% compared to the same period in 2018. The figures for the second half of the year are still being expected from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) but are expected to be higher. https://w...

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by mapletux
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Qatar Airways recently announced upcoming service to Accra starting April 15. https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/qatar-airways-unveils-eight-new-destinations-for-2020/136150.article Seems to be an extension of their Lagos service with a planned ground stop of an hour and ten minutes each way in ...

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by mapletux
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Passenger traffic in Nigeria for the first half of 2019 was 8 1/2 million which is a growth of 12% compared to the same period in 2018. The figures for the second half of the year are still being expected from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) but are expected to be higher. https://ww...

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by mapletux
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 14428

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

The past year (2019) Air Peace was the largest Nigerian carrier, but for how long? You guys, Mapletux or 5NFGS , which airline do you think will fly the Green and White flag the longest/profitably? As with all things related to Nigeria there are a lot of variables and questions to answer that can i...

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by mapletux
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17804

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

It's not like carriers are beating down the door to serve Nigeria, and I'm sure Nigeria will never try this stunt Delta's Atlanta to Lagos flight. It seems the JFK-LOS flight was initially not viewed as Delta doing Nigeria a favour when it launched. :stirthepot: http://saharareporters.com/2015/07/1...

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by mapletux
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17804

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Looks like they've been let off with a warning after promising to "look into the matter". https://punchng.com/fgs-suspension-threat-turkish-airlines-to-upgrade-aircraft/ https://www.channelstv.com/2019/12/13/turkish-airlines-escapes-suspension-of-licence-by-ncaa/ Turkish Airlines will not ...

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by mapletux
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17804

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines also flies to ABV and PHC so the incidents reported may not necessarily have happened at LOS.

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by mapletux
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17804

Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority has set a deadline of 16 December to Turkish Airlines to operate with the right size of aircraft that could transport all passengers with their baggage at the same time. This is apparently in response to continuous complaints from passengers as well as disruption...

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by mapletux
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian court orders seizure of Emirates 777
Replies: 20
Views: 12612

Re: Nigerian court orders seizure of Emirates 777

Please see Emirates response to an enquiry by simpleflying.com about the matter https://simpleflying.com/emirates-boeing-777-seizure-nigeria/ ‘Emirates respects the judgement of the Supreme Court and will follow all legal procedures related to the specific case. In the meantime, Emirates will take e...

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by mapletux
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian court orders seizure of Emirates 777
Replies: 20
Views: 12612

Re: Nigerian court orders seizure of Emirates 777

The bad publicity and damage to their brand in Nigeria is probably worth a lot more than the amount owed.

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by mapletux
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA83 returns to LHR three hours after takeoff
Replies: 4
Views: 3061

BA83 returns to LHR three hours after takeoff

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 3#22fc049c
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It looks like BA flight 83 on Tuesday from LHR to ABV (Abuja, Nigeria) had to turn back while over the English channel.

Does anyone know why?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 3#22fc049c

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by mapletux
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Four questions. I'm sure that I will get the answers I need from the more informed posters who frequent this interesting thread. 1) What's the status regarding Air Peace and their long haul ambitions and in particular the airline's plans in serving London? Flights to Sharjah have started. Approval ...

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by mapletux
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... 5-e2-jets/
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Air Peace and Embraer have announced at the Dubai air show that Air Peace has increased its order for the E-195-E2 to thirteen. The first aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2020.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... 5-e2-jets/

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by mapletux
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Peace has wet-leased a B737-800 from Portugal's euroAtlantic Airways. The EIS date has not been announced. The B737-800 is euroAtlantic Airways' only narrowbody aircraft. More details below https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/83200-nigerias-air-peace-to-wet-lease-a-b737-800 https://simplefly...

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by mapletux
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

How did that operation financed from? Its a good ad for them to venture on this market, but hope the local market did not see any strand/delay pax because of this costly rescue! Do you know how many NG were expatriated during these ops? Long time ago (3-5 years), I've heard/read that one of Jo'burg...

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by mapletux
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 18312

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

The South African government has granted Air Peace approval to commence flights between Lagos(LOS) and Johannesburg(JNB) https://www.channelstv.com/2019/09/30/south-africa-grants-air-peace-request-to-commence-flight-operations/amp/ https://www.premiumtimesng.com/business/business-news/355187-air-pea...

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by mapletux
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Peace has been using one of their triple sevens to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa following the outbreak of xenophobic violence earlier this month. The Chairman/CEO of the airline Mr Allen Onyema personally met the first flight to arrive in Lagos. https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/ne...

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by mapletux
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://punchng.com/dana-air-takes-deli ... -b737-300/
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Dana Air has taken delivery of a Boeing 737-300 with another expected before the end of the year.

https://punchng.com/dana-air-takes-deli ... -b737-300/

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by mapletux
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 5998

Re: VFR

It's a pretty important distinction for those of us who work in the network planning/air service development world. VFR traffic is far more stable and predictable than non-VFR leisure traffic. Now that, for a non-Aviation industry person but who nevertheless has a keen interest in aviation, is an i...

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by mapletux
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for the quick reply, I guess during the Boko Haram days, MIU airport was bombed and closed for a while. That is good it is back up and running. Any idea if the 747's flew in there during the HAJJ ??? Here a picture thousand words :-) from the Nigeria Hajj Commission Facebook page https://www...

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by mapletux
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.flightsfrom.com/MIU/departures
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xms3200 wrote:
What airlines currently service Maiduguri Airport (MIU), Nigeria, is it even in operation


Max Air and Azman Air fly to Abuja from Maiduguri

https://www.flightsfrom.com/MIU/departures

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by mapletux
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Top destinations from selected airports in West Africa according to flightradar24.com . This advice might sound childish to you but not intented to it of course. :smile: Most of us do know/visit/heard mayor airports in West Africa - Some of them are totally unknown despite not weighing to much in t...

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by mapletux
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Top destinations from selected airports in West Africa according to flightradar24.com Top routes from LOS (https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/LOS) #1 ABV 248 flights/week #2 PHC 111 flights/week #3 ACC 76 flights/week #4 QUO 61 flights/week #5 KAN 45 flights/week #6 QOW 25 flights/week #7 Q...

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by mapletux
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

May I ask how come there is so much O&D demand from LOS/ABV to CAN? Have always heard that it's a big market but never understood the reason behind it. The reasons that spring to mind are - Travel related to the many Chinese mega projects in Nigeria - Nigerians travelling to China to buy stuff ...

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by mapletux
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Excellent reminder Mapletux ! :smile: Glad you keep an eye on it - an all Airbus fleet would last longer for them imho. But, mapletux what do you think about it? If the following issues are addressed then they have a chance of succeeding - FAAN makes it possible to transfer seamlessly at at LOS and...

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by mapletux
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

What happened with the Nigeria Air project? Didn't they order any A339? Here is what I remember about it. - Announcement by Aviation Minister at Farnborough airshow - Name and proposed livery displayed on renders of B777 and A330 - $300 million to be invested. Nigerian Government to own not more th...

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by mapletux
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace B737 loses nose gear after hard landing
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Air Peace B737 loses nose gear after hard landing

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cab4105&opt=0
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An Air Peace B737 lost it's nose gear after a hard landing at Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos (LOS). There was one minor injury and the 133 passengers and 6 crew on board were safely evacuated.

You can read more and see some pictures here

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cab4105&opt=0

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by mapletux
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

What happened with the Nigeria Air project? Didn't they order any A339? Here is what I remember about it. - Announcement by Aviation Minister at Farnborough airshow - Name and proposed livery displayed on renders of B777 and A330 - $300 million to be invested. Nigerian Government to own not more th...

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by mapletux
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

It looks like Ethiopian Airlines are in talks with the government of Nigeria to set up an airline. The report in the link below does not say if this will be tied to the Nigeria Air project that was announced and suspended last year or if this will be a new project. https://punchng.com/ethiopian-airl...

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by mapletux
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

Re: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria

https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/06/tu ... ts-to.html
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You can read about the inaugural flight and see pictures of the water canon salute on arrival here.

https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/06/tu ... ts-to.html

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by mapletux
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 21008

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

https://www.ajc.com/business/delta-gets ... vtbUNZq4N/
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Delta also helped to get the Nigeria men's soccer team that had been stranded after training in Atlanta to the Olympics at Rio just in time for their first game.
https://www.ajc.com/business/delta-gets ... vtbUNZq4N/

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by mapletux
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 32514

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like the aiport should be a platform for economic growth. Any plans for regional ops (to Cameroon maybe)? Not very frequent to see PE class in a 2 class aircraft. They've announced what their strategy will be and how they plan to operate. The COO of the airline, Mr. George Uriesi said the vis...

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by mapletux
Thu May 30, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims for first flight of 777X in late June
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Boeing aims for first flight of 777X in late June

Reuters reports that Boeing is looking to make the first test flight of its 777X twin-aisle jet as soon as late June. This is slightly later than planned and will miss the Paris airshow but should still be on track for putting the plane into airline service in 2020. https://www.reuters.com/article/u...

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by mapletux
Fri May 24, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 46
Views: 5575

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Colonial period was a universally dark time for all the countries. No sane country would be interested in maintaining "colonial legacy" If any flight exists today it's purely because of commercial reasons Some of the commercial reasons such as a common language (which is good for business...

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by mapletux
Thu May 23, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 18312

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

Air Peace says it will begin flight operations to Johannesburg, South Africa and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates next month. Newsmen report that Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, announced the new routes at the inauguration of the airline’s Board of Directors on Wednesday in Ikeja. https://topnaija...

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by mapletux
Thu May 16, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s
Replies: 22
Views: 2874

Re: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s

Qatar can't stop buying political influence, uuhhhh military a/c I mean. To be delivered: > Dassault Rafale (36) > F-15E Strike Eagle (36) > Eurofighter Typhoon (24) > Airbus A330 MRTT (2) > AH-64 Apache (24+24) > NHIndustries NH90 (28) > BAE Hawk (9) > Airbus H125 (16) I wonder where or how they'l...

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by mapletux
Wed May 15, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 18312

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

https://report.ng/air-peace-fidelity-ba ... tion-deal/
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Really, where is the money coming from to finance this crackpot idea.


It may surprise you to learn that banks exist in Nigeria.

https://report.ng/air-peace-fidelity-ba ... tion-deal/

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by mapletux
Wed May 15, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 18312

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402487
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I suggest that this thread be merged with viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402487

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