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Arik reorganises operations for customer satisfaction. Reopens Abuja-Accra route.

Jul 07 2017
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Arik reorganises operations for customer satisfaction. Reopens Abuja-Accra route. Guardian Online

Recovery efforts in operations and efficient services at Arik Air received a boost recently with the launch of a new unit to cater for customers and ensure satisfaction nationwide.


The ‘Ambassadors’ Unit’, besides attracting new customers, is also to enhance patronage of erstwhile customers, return the airline to its frontline position and improve its chances of surviving.


In a related development, Arik is set to resume daily flight operations on Abuja-Accra route, beginning from Monday, July 17, 2017 after months of absence. Recall that sequel to its takeover by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in February, the erstwhile largest carrier in West Africa, showed signs of financial distress, with its 28 aircraft fleet reduced to nine, international operations temporarily shut and commanding market share dropped significantly.  Read more


AIB to take Suntai’s plane engine to North America. Punch Online

The Accident Investigation Bureau is set to take the engine of the crashed private jet of a former Governor of Taraba State, Dambaba Suntai, who died in the United States last week, to its manufacturers in North America.


The move came almost five years after the aircraft crashed in Yola, Adamawa State.


The Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer, AIB, Mr. Akin Olateru, told journalists at the agency’s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Thursday that the paucity of funds had delayed the shipment of the aircraft’s engine abroad for analysis since the crash occurred on October 25, 2012.  Read more


AIB trains police officers in accident investigation. Guardian Online

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has trained men of the Nigerian police to effectively secure aircraft accident sites and ensure that evidence are not tampered with. The police officers, 20 in number, constitute the first batch of the training programme. They were drawn from the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) and Special Protection Unit, Lagos commands. Second batch of the training is scheduled for Abuja next week.


General Manger, Security and Industries AIB, Olumide Osineye, said the exercise would further enhance the performance of accident investigators in the bureau in case of an accident.


Osineye told reporters that the novel idea was the brainchild of the AIB Commissioner, Akin Olateru, who insisted that police officers must be adequately trained to support its accident investigation.  Read more


Air Force Helicopter Fighting Boko Haram Suffers Mishap. Records no casualties. Thisday Online

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Agusta 109 light utility helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a liaison mission targeted at further enhancing the synergy between the Nigerian Army and the NAF in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North-east.


NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said: The incidence, which occurred today, July 6, 2017, was as a result of an airborne technical fault with the helicopter.


“The experienced NAF pilots, however, successfully ditched the helicopter into a pool of water to minimise damage and loss of lives.  Read more

Last changed: Jul 07 2017 at 12:26 PM