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Boeing to complete software update on 737 Max – CEO

Mr. Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman, President, and CEO, Boeing Company, says the company will complete the software update of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) in 737 Max aircraft. Muilenburg disclosed this in a statement on Friday in response to the preliminary report on its crashed flight 302, released by the Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau on Read more

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Crash Report – Ethiopian Airlines crew followed procedure

Ethiopian Airlines pilots followed proper guidance in the fatal crash of a Boeing MAX 8 aeroplane last month, Ethiopia’s minister of transport, Dagmawit Moges, said on Thursday as she delivered the first official report on the disaster. “The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the Read more

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FG bans Boeing 737 Max 8 planes from Nigeria’s airspace

The federal government has banned Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes from flying into Nigeria’s airspace following a fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend. Hadi Sirika, minister of state, aviation, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council  (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. “Regarding Boeing 737 Read more

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UN conference opens in Nairobi day after Ethiopian Airlines crash

Many of the UN staff killed in Ethiopia Airlines crash were travelling to the UNEP assembly in Kenya’s capital. An assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has opened in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, under a dark cloud cast by the Sunday’s plane crash that killed 157 people, including 22 UN staff, many heading for the annual event. On Monday, Read more

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New national carrier, Nigeria Air grounded as FG suspends project indefinitely

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the indefinite suspension of its new national carrier project – Nigeria Air. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika who disclosed this on Wednesday shielded the reasons for the decision. “I regret to announce that the Federal Executive Council has taken the tough decision to suspend the Read more

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British Airways struggles to address theft of passenger bank details

British Airways will financially compensate customers whose bank card data were stolen in a “sophisticated” and “malicious” hack, chief executive Alex Cruz said Friday as he apologised for the fiasco. BA late Thursday revealed that personal and financial details of about 380,000 customers who booked flights on the group’s website and mobile phone app between Read more

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Arik 3 aircraft faulty, unfit to fly as passengers protest delay

Arik Air on Sunday left passengers on the ground after three aircraft in the airline’s fleet developed technical problems and were grounded. The development led to confusion at the Port Harcourt airport yesterday when the airline could not airlift passengers scheduled to travel to Abuja because it could not to provide aircraft for the service. Read more