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Boeing-backed, electric-hybrid airliner set to hit market in 2022

A Seattle-area startup backed by the venture arms of Boeing Co (BA.N) and JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) plans to bring a small hybrid-electric airliner to market by 2022 that can dramatically reduce the travel time and cost of trips under 1,000 miles (1,600 km), it said on Thursday. The first of several aircraft planned by Zunum Aero would seat up...

World’s youngest woman commander of Boeing 777: Women empowerment By Muqbil Ahmar

Meet Anny Divya, from Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), the 30-year-old Indian woman pilot who has become the world's youngest woman to command a Boeing 777 aircraft. Breaking all stereotypes and societal norms, Anny made history with Air India, the carrier which created a record after it flew across the globe, led by an all-female crew on the occasion of International...

First Northern Female Aeronautic Engineer Bags First Class in UK

A Nigerian student of northern extraction, Ms. Hauwa Umar Usman has bagged a First Class (Honours) degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Brighton in United Kingdom (UK). Hauwa Usman is the first Northern lady to have studied Aeronautical Engineering, making her among the very few females in Nigeria to study such a discipline. Reports from an online medium,...

Nigerian pilot, Ademilola Odujinrin, makes history as first African to fly the world solo

A Nigerian pilot who works for Air Djibouti has become the first African pilot in history to fly solo around the world. Ademilola “Lola” Odujinrin completed the final leg of his historic journey Wednesday afternoon, landing safely at Washington Dulles International Airport.The pilot has completed the entire circumnavigation in a Cirrus SR22, stopping in more than 15 countries on...

TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS ON NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABUJA PROPOSED 6 WEEKS CLOSURE

TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS ON NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABUJA PROPOSED 6 WEEKS CLOSUREHELD  AT EPRD HALL, NATIONAL ENGINEERING CENTRE, ABUJA.BackgroundThe Federal Ministry of Transport (Aviation) held a Stakeholders’ Forum on January 5th, 2017 at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja on the proposed closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja, for...

Airport shutdown, ‘Unmarketing’ Nigeria By Wole Olaoye

In this era of change, you must forgive stakeholders like us who insist that we must do things differently in order to achieve better results. We have condemned the kleptomania of past years and the lack of vision that led to the dilapidation of our national assets. So, let’s fix the problems. But first, let’s not just throw money...

Nigerian pilots, engineers back govt. on fuel price hike and deregulation

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) said on Saturday it would stand strongly in support of the federal government’s resolve to fully deregulate the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.The declaration of support by the aircraft pilots and engineers came barely few hours after the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC; Trade...

Government should come up with a policy that demand at least, a Nigerian in the cockpit- Capt Dele Ore

A former President of the Aviation Round Table (ART), Capt. Dele Ore, has kicked against the influx of expatriates into Nigeria’s aviation industry.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ore spoke with aviation correspondents on Sunday in Lagos.He warned that the high level of expatriates taking over positions of local technical personnel in the nation’s aviation industry needed...

Women Rising: Hajara Bashari Umaru, First Hausa Muslim Female Wing Commander

In Greek mythology, the natives of Amazon, a nation of women warriors near the Black Sea, are called amazons.Wing Commander Hajara Bashari Umaru takes after the valour of the amazons and the heroism of the heroic Queen Amina of Zazzau.As a heroine, she it was who blazed the trail and remained alone on the trail as others timidly shy...

China enters single-aisle aircraft market with rollout of C919

China has entered the single-aisle aircraft market with the official rollout of COMAC’s new C919 airliner in Shanghai.The C919 enters a Chinese single-aisle market that is estimated by Boeing to require 4,630 new aircraft worth $490bn through to 2034.The aircraft, designed to fly for 90,000 flying hours/30 calendar years, is expected to compete against the Boeing 737 and Airbus...