Monday, 20 April 2020

My Journey so far...HBSS

 It's been a long time since I've not posted.
A lot has happened in the past years, a wedding , marriage happened, then pregnancy and health related issues.

Apparently, I'm a known HBSS patient, was diagnosed at birth, since then my family has always been the ones to bear the burnt of my hospital episodes. 

Sickle cell disease  is an inherited blood disorder caused by defective hemoglobin, Sickle cell disease involves the red blood cells, their ability to carry oxygen to the tissues of the body. The inability to carry oxygen around the tissues in the body cause a thrombotic pain in the joints of the patient. 

Sickle cell disease comes with different health related complications. Complications like ulcers ; leg, stomach ulcers etc. Arthritis ;rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis , etc, Acute chest syndrome, kidney disease and different types of health related complications. 

Guess what? Your guess is as good as mine, was diagnosed with osteoarthritis "Avascular Nicrosis" AVN, while I was 18weeks gone "pregnant", I was advised by my doctors  to start using a walking aid for mobility and to easy my pains. Not too long, as the pregnancy progressed, I was told to stop moving around so as to reduce the pressure and weight I bear on the hip bone.

In between, I had minor and major crisis episodes, was transfused and I spent days, weeks in the hospital. Many thanks to my doctors who did their best to keep me and my baby alive.

I had my daughter January 21st, 2019 via CS. Then I had to heal for like 3 months but then, I couldn't even stand on my own anymore, I had to balance with crutches this time, visited the orthopedic doctors for appointments, before then deep within my heart I was hoping I wouldn't have to go through a major surgery like the hip replacement, I was hoping I would be on stage 2, and the doctors will give me the option of " core-decompression", alas, I was wrong.

Final verdict, I needed an urgent surgery not just one hip, but both hips. Wow! I was scared, I had to toughen up, I had to make up my mind so that I can be with my daughter, husband, family and friends . It was a tough one.


I had the 1st hip replacement done May 18th, 2019, I had to heal for 4 months, to go for the next surgery, had the 2nd surgery October 6th, which I sustained a nerve injury, then had a dislocation, it was a tough one for me, but I made up my mind to get back on my feet, I'm still healing from the nerve injury I got during the 2nd surgery, was told it takes between 6months - 1yrs for it to heal depending on how fast one's body can heal.

I'm still healing, there's a bit of numbness, tingling and pains while having my daily routine.


I  want to thank my family, cousins, uncles, aunties and friends that stood by my side during the trying times.


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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

New guidance launched to help UK airports deal with disruption





UK airports should be better placed to minimize the impact of disruption on passengers thanks to good practice guidance published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today.
The guidance sets out key principles and recommended practices to help airports work effectively in partnership with airlines, ground handlers and the many other organisations working within airports so they are better prepared for large disruption and can manage it effectively when it does occur. With the aviation industry now gearing up for the winter season, the guidance is a timely reminder of the practical steps airports can take to make sure they are prepared for bad weather and protect their passengers.
The CAA worked with the Airport Operators Association (AOA) to produce the guidance, which is aimed at UK airports with over 1m passengers per year, and reflects many of the existing practices at such airports. For the majority of airports, the guidance is voluntary as the CAA has no powers to regulate resilience measures at airports except Gatwick and Heathrow, which have recently published resilience plans as part of their licence conditions.
The key principles cover collaboration with other organisations operating at airports; identification and management of potential risks; planning and deploying contingency measures; communication with passengers so they know their rights and the latest situation; practicing the procedures they have in place to make sure they are fit for purpose; and learning lessons from past experiences.
Darren Caplan, Chief Executive at the Airport Operators Association, said:
“This guidance has been established to identify measures that will further improve the resilience of UK airports during periods of disruption, for example caused by severe weather.
The new guidance may be found here.
Source and image: CAA UK

Monday, 24 November 2014

cars will start flying ! Ever Dreamed To Fly A Car ?

"Believe it or not : a combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come." – Henry Ford,1940. 
The flying car was and remains one of the common features of science fiction of the future, including the nearest future of 21st century. Here are the existing examples of today’s flying cars.
 Aeromobil
AeroMobil is a flying car that fits existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes. It is now finalised and has been in flight-testing since October 2014. With the top speed over 200 km/h , being an aeroplane, it can use any airport in the world, but can also take off and land using any grass strip or paved surface just a few hundred meters long. And at the top speed of 160km/h, being an automobile, it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be used in road traffic just like any other car.
TransitionEver dreamed to fly a car?
Transition - a fixed wing airplane, making its first step on the road to the practical flying car. A steering wheel, gas and brake pedals on the floor make it familiar to drive while a stick and rudder pedals provide control in the air. With the maximum speed of 185km/h and having capacity for 1 driver, Transition perfectly fits on any road and in any garage. The estimated purchase price was originally announced US$194,00, but afterwards increased to US$279,000. First customer delivery was announced to be held in the second quarter of 2016.
Moller M400 Skycar
Moller M400 Skycar is currently under development to ultimately transport four people, reaching the maximum speed of 531km/h. Variations for single driver, up to six-seat are also planned. After forty years and $100,000,000 amount invested, the Skycar demonstrated limited tethered hovering capability in 2003. It is the "vertical take-off and landing" part of the Skycar which really makes it unique and exciti

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

WHAT IS CHEMTRAIL ?



What is "chemtrail " it is a visible trail left in the sky by an aircraft and believed by some to consist of chemical or biological agents released as part of a covert operation, rather than the condensed water of a vapour trail. The term chemtrail is a portmanteau of the words "chemical" and "trail", just as contrail is a contraction of "condensation trail".

In 1996, a chemtrail conspiracy theory began to circulate when the United States Air Force (USAF) was accused of "spraying the U.S. population with mysterious substances" from aircraft "generating unusual contrail patterns." Official statements on the non-existence of chemtrails have not discouraged the conspiracy theorists. Believers of the chemtrails conspiracy theory claim chemical release is done for psychologic manipulation tests, human population control, and that the trails are causing respiratory illnesses and other health problems.
According to the well-known Edward Snowden, chemtrails are part of a program aimed at countering global warming. By cooperating in secret with jet fuel manufacturers, government agents have carefully kept the massive chemtrails efforts completely under wraps.
Experts on atmospheric phenomena say chemtrails do not exist, and that the characteristics attributed to them are simply features of contrails responding differently in diverse conditions in terms of the sunlight, temperature, horizontal and vertical wind shear.
To believe it or not – is your choice, but pay attention to everything that goes above your head.

MICHEL LOTITO WHO ATE CESSAN 150



Yes, there are individuals who can actually eat an entire plane.
Michel Lotto is a French entertainer, who is famous for eating indigestible objects. And yes, he ate Cessna 150 aircraft.
Michel started with things like bulbs, razor blades before he attempted this weird record. Eventually, Michel has lost his teeth but that did not stop him. The Cessna 150 took roughly two years to be "eaten", from 1978 to 1980. He began eating unusual material as a teenager around 16 years of age and performed publicly from 1966. When performing, he consumed approximately 1 kilogram of objects daily, preceding it with oil and drinking considerable quantities of water during the meal.
It is estimated that between 1959 and 1997, Lotito had eaten nearly nine tons of metal. Lotito eventually died at the age of 57, oddly, due to natural causes. 

Heathrow traffic and business commentary October 2014



Heathrow saw its busiest ever October with 6.32 million passengers choosing to travel through the airport, an increase of 0.4% on October 2013.
Seats per aircraft increased 0.7% to 204.9, while load factors increased 0.1 percentage points to 76.1%. Passengers per aircraft rose 0.9% to 156.0. Furthermore, passenger volumes remained strong within emerging markets, increasing 9.6% to China, 7.2% to Brazil, 6.6% to Mexico and 4.5% to India.
Heathrow continued to welcome the transfer passengers that make such long-haul routes viable, with volumes increasing 1.1%
Cargo was up 8.3% overall, increasing 42.7% to Mexico, 35.8% to Brazil, 21.0% to Russia, 13.6% to China, 13.4% to India and 11.7% to Turkey.
An open letter to the Airports Commission from 24 Chambers of Commerce representing over 40,000 businesses from across the UK underlined growing business support for Heathrow’s expansion. The Chambers outlined how only a stronger hub at Heathrow can support their regions and connect local businesses to global markets
Successful completion of the transition of 26 airlines into Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal, with over 40,000 passengers now enjoying the world class facility every day. As a base for the Star Alliance, Terminal 2 is already enhancing efficiencies and enabling closer commercial cooperation amongst member airlines
Source and image: Heathrow airport

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Deadliest Accident In Aviation History



27th of March, 1977, was an ordinary day for many tourists of Tenerife islands. Who could possibly know that day would be later know for the deadliest accident in aviation history, as a result of on-ground collision, which took away the life of 583 people.
The day started with bomb explosion at Gran Canaria Airport and the threat of a second bomb causing many aircraft to be diverted to Los Rodeos Airport. Among them were KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736 – the two aircraft involved in the accident. At Los Rodeos Airport, air traffic controllers were forced to park many of the airplanes on the taxiway, thereby blocking it. Further complicating the situation, while authorities waited to reopen Gran Canaria, a dense fog developed at Tenerife, greatly reducing visibility.
When Gran Canaria reopened, the parked aircraft blocking the taxiway at Tenerife required both of the 747s to taxi on the only runway in order to get in position for take-off. The fog was so thick that neither aircraft could see the other, nor could the controller in the tower see the runway or the two 747s on it. As the airport did not have ground radar, the only means for the controller to identify the location of each airplane was via voice reports over the radio. As a result of several misunderstandings, the KLM flight attempted to take off while the Pan Am flight was still on the runway. The resulting collision destroyed both aircraft, killing all 248 aboard the KLM flight and 335 of 396 aboard the Pan Am flight. Sixty-one people aboard the Pan Am flight, including the pilots and flight engineer, survived the disaster.
Afterwards, ground radar was installed at Los Rodeos. The accident had a lasting influence on the industry, particularly in the area of communication. 

The World's Biggest Aircraft




Maximum take-off weight (MTOW) is the criteria to determine world’s largest aircraft. MTOW is the heaviest weight at which the aircraft has been shown to meet all the airworthiness requirements applicable to it. Using MTOW criteria, it is easy to pick a winner. It's the Antonov An-225.
An-225 is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built with a maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes. This aircraft was initially built to transport Buran space plane and then re-introduced for commercial operations with Antonov Airlines, carrying oversized payloads.
The first flight of Antonov An-225 was held in 1998, when a Buran space plane was carried from Kiev in a 74-minute flight.
The type's first commercial flight departed from Stuttgart, Germany on 3 January 2002. It flew to Thumrait, Oman, with 216,000 meals for American military personnel based in the region.
In May 2011, the Antonov CEO was reported to have said that the completion of a second An-225 Mriya transport aircraft with a carrying capacity of 250 tons requires at least $300 million. However, given the financing, its completion could be achieved in three years.
General characteristics
Crew: 7
Length: 84 m (275 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 88.4 m (290 ft 0 in)
Height: 18.1 m (59 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 905 m2 (9,740 sq ft)
Aspect ratio: 8.6
Empty weight: 285,000 kg (628,317 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 640,000 kg (1,410,958 lb)
Fuel capacity: 300,000 kg
Cargo hold – volume 1,300m3, length 43.35m, width 6.4m, height 4.4m
Powerplant: 6 × ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans, 229.5 kN (51,600 lbf) thrust each
Performance
Maximum speed: 850 km/h (528 mph; 459 kn)
Cruising speed: 800 km/h (497 mph; 432 kn)
Range: 15,400 km (9,569 mi; 8,315 nmi) with maximum fuel; range with maximum payload: 4,000 km (2,500 mi)
Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,089 ft)
Wing loading: 662.9 kg/m2 (135.8 lb/sq ft)
Source : avitime.com

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

AFI KLM to support maintenance and overhaul services for XiamenAir Boeing 787


AFI KLM to support maintenance and overhaul services for  XiamenAir Boeing 787


XiamenAir (Xiamen Airlines) has opted for AFI KLM E&M expertise in support of the launch of its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners and subsequent component maintenance and overhaul services for the aircraft. The long-term contract between the two groups organizes component support for six Dreamliner aircraft operated by XiamenAir.

Franck Terner, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM E&M, said: "We are proud of the trust XiamenAir has placed in us when launching international passenger services with the 787, an important juncture in its history. We will do all we can to support their operations with reliable and economically competitive component support services of the highest technical quality."
Source and image: AFI KLM

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

LITTLE RED : Virgin Atlantic to close short-haul service

Virgin Atlantic announces plans to stop its short-haul services , little red in 2015 . Little red was launched in march 2013 as an attempt to reintroduce consumer choice on domestic services after British Airways' takeover of bmi gifted them monopoly on these routes.

In the past eighteen months , little red has delivered for consumers leading the way on customer service and rapid performance at Heathrow .Flying over millions of passengers between London ,Scotland and Manchester , little red offers convenient onward connections to the rest of virgin Atlantic's worldwide network .

Booking grew steadily for the service in the first part of 2014 with the airline enjoying customer feedback. However the demand has been predominantly in direct point-to -point customers rather than connecting traffic . High level of connection onto Virgin Atlantic's long haul network have always been important to the success of little red .

The Chief Executive Craig Kreeger has committed to returning Virgin Atlantic to profit by the end of this year and the airline is on track to deliver that , however Little Red ha s not been able to make a positive contribution to Virgin Atlantic's network .

Virgin Atlantic Craig Kreeger said in his statement :

“Little Red came about through an enduring passion at Virgin Atlantic to make a difference for our customers. We really wanted it to be a success and everyone involved worked extremely hard and gave it their best efforts.
“It was always a huge challenge on behalf of the consumer, as the totally inadequate number of slots made available by the European Commission did not deliver close to BA’s network position, even when supplemented by our own slots to fly between Heathrow and Manchester. The time lag between the takeover of bmi and our entering the market also meant Little Red initially faced an uphill battle to win recognition and convert customers to its services.
“While this challenged environment meant Little Red ultimately did not deliver the results we had hoped, this certainly will not dampen our enthusiasm to try new things in the future. We have always fought for what we believe is best for our customers and we will continue to do so.
“We’re very grateful for all of the support and goodwill shown to Little Red in Scotland and Manchester, where we received a warm welcome. I would also like to personally thank the Little Red team, including the cabin crew who have been fantastic ambassadors providing exceptionally high levels of customer service. We are working to offer them roles on our long haul operation when these services end.”
The  President Of Virgin Atlantic , Sir Richard Branson , said :
"When the competition authorities allowed British Airways to take over British Midland and all of its slots, we feared there was little we could do to challenge BA’s huge domestic and European network built through decades of dominance.
“To remedy this, we were offered a meager package of slots on a short-term basis and decided to lease a couple of planes and give it our best shot. The odds were stacked against us and sadly we just couldn't attract enough corporate business on these routes. We will stop flying the Little Red services between Manchester and London at the end of March 2015 and the Aberdeen and Edinburgh services at the end of September 2015.
“The team did their absolute best to make a go of it and I thank them all for their amazing efforts. In the meantime, keep flying on Little Red where you'll continue to get amazing offers and great service.”
Source and image: Virgin Atlantic


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Nigeria @ 54 , Is The Aviation Sector Hopeful ?

Yesterday Nigeria Celebrated Its 54th year of Independence , under the administration of President GOOD LUCK JONATHAN . The present administration claim to many feats across all the sector of economy including the aviation sector .
Let me take us back to history , It has become imperative to review how the industry has fared under the various administrations that have steered the ship of the country within the period. Aviation in Nigeria is older than the nation’s independence having started with the imperial Airways flight in 1935 carrying mails via Cairo, Egypt into Kano, with its development translating into the formation of West African Airways Corporation (WAACO) in 1946 and later establishment of Nigeria Airways in August, 1958.
The development marked the beginning of air transport industry in Nigeria. In 1959, the national carrier had in its fleet inventory one De-Havilland Dove, 3 Douglas DC-3 and 8 De-Havilland DH 114 Heron, totalling 16 aircraft and 1,384 employees.
At independent in 1960, the fleet capacity was reduced from 16 to seven, made up of seven DC-3 upon the withdrawal of the Dove and the Heron aircraft from service. In 1961, two Piper Aztec joined the fleet with a Britannia 102, plying the Lagos-London route.
By 1978, the industry became sophisticated with the introduction of modern aircraft. Nigeria Airways possessed 2 DC-10, 2 B707, 3 Boeing 737, 2 B727, seven F28s and 8 F-27. Before the period, the airline in 1964 had 13 aircraft made up of five F-27, six DC-3 and two Piper Aztec and in 1966, the British Overseas Aircraft Corporation (BOAC) introduced the VC10 aircraft on the Lagos-London route.  
However, aviation started picking up in the early 1970s through the activities of the then national carrier, Nigeria Airways.
Throughout the period, the aviation sector in the country centred on Nigeria Airways, with the ministry of aviation at the helms of affairs.
This led to the emergence of private airlines, thus ending Nigeria Airways’ monopoly.
With the arrival of many domestic carriers to the local scene, the sector has continued to grow despite many challenges. There is no doubt that since the liquidation of the former national carrier by the Olusegun Obasanjo-led government, the growth of the sector has continued to fluctuate.
According to key players in the sector, Nigeria’s aviation sector in the last one year has recorded its ups and downs while a lot of waters have passed under the bridge which has impacted both positively and negatively on the sector.
For those who believed the sector under Jonathan in the last one year has fared well, among such activities that contributed positively to the growth of the sector include the massive upgrade of infrastructure as witnessed in the remodeling of the airports across the country, an idea which was mooted by the immediate past Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah.
Airports serve as gateways into any country and travelers desire to feel at home with the facilities therein.
Nigeria now boasts of five remodeled international airports and 13 domestic ones, which have been upgraded in line with international standards after many years of decay.
Currently, the Federal Government is building five new international airports, which, along with the existing ones, would be fitted with modern facilities.
Though the remodeling have attracted criticisms, airport users, passengers and other industry players have attested to the fact that the aviation industry had never received the kind of intervention it has received in the last one year.
The innovations have definitely brought about noticeable growth in passenger and aircraft movements, as well as more investors who are showing increasing interest in partnering with the public and private sectors. Statistics shows that out of over 4.5 million passengers who used through the airports in 2013, 3.6 million were from the five major airports in the country, with aircraft movement for Lagos alone put at 21,955 while Abuja recorded 18,417.
There is no doubt that the government tried in the area of securing property and lives of airport users in view of the rise in the activities of terrorists as witnessed in the acquisition and installation of sophisticated security gadgets that can prevent any evil minded person from launching attack on the airports.
It was the ability of the airport authorities with the cooperation of the security agencies to monitor the security gadgets that prevented what would have become a serious calamity when the effort made by a handicapped to detonate explosives around the Lagos International airport was foiled.
The sector recorded increase in the number of domestic airlines with entrance of Air Peace, Azman Airline and Discovery which has given the travelling public an opportunity to make their choices.
The year also witnessed the situation when a Nigerian, in the person of Dr Bernard Aliu, became the first black man to become the president of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), greatly shoring up the image of the country.
Another major feat recorded in the year was the recent good news that the country successfully retained the Category One safety rating awarded by the United States of America’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The retention of the highest safety rating, according to the acting Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Benedict Adeyileka, served as an anniversary gift for the country.
Adeyileka said the category one safety rating will not only repose more confidence on the sector, but it would bring in several benefits for the aviation sector.
Following the recertification, more Nigerian carriers could now be designated to fly into the United States, thereby increasing the capacity of indigenous carriers on the American/Nigerian routes.
The period also witnessed involvement of some state governments in the building of standard airports as dividends of democracy to their indigenes. Among the states are Jigawa, Bauchi and Kebbi.
Besides the construction of airports, some of the governors also engaged in the training of their citizens in the various fields of aviation professions.
Even the government’s Amnesty Office, under Honourable Kingsley Kuku, single-handedly trained over 100 youths as pilots, engineers and other aviation professions.
No doubt that the year also witnessed the coming of more foreign airlines with additional frequencies granted many by the Federal Government. The too many frequencies doled out to the foreign carriers have been described as one of the bane of the domestic carriers.
Despite these achievements, many still believed that Nigeria is still far from its Eldorado in view of some negative policies of government confronting the sector.
The worst policy taken by the government in the year was its resolve to merge three aviation agencies namely, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the NCAA.
The decision elicited sharp reactions from key players and the workers levy the unions who argued that the decision would only take the sector back to the dark era.
According to experts, attempting to merge the agencies was an unpardonable blunder as it would have meant lumping the industry regulator with the service providers which would have led to chaos.
Top on this list is the multiple entry points the government continued in the last one year to give the mega carriers which many said has led to capital flights and inability of the indigenous airlines to grow.
Another major policy taken by government which has led sour taste in the mouths of key players was the decision to rush to stop the collection of the Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASA) royalty levies the country used to collect from the extra frequencies the mega carriers operate.
Stakeholders in the sector though agreed that to some extent progress has been made but they concluded that a lot still required to be done.
For Captain Dele Ore, president of Aviation Round Table (ART), the industry has made some progress in the last one year, but such achievements should be consolidated in the area of manpower development, more autonomy for the civil aviation authority and consistent policies that would drive the growth and development of the sector.
Group Captain John Ojikutu (Rtd), a former commandant at the Lagos airport on his own urged government to fix critical safety issues. Ojikutu called for the review of airport security master plan to decide who is in charge of access control.
According to him, until something drastic is done about fixing airport security and perimeter fences the whole idea of improving airport security would end up being a tall dream.
One major failure of government is in its inability to assist the domestic airlines out of their many challenges even when the foreign airlines are smiling to their banks in view of the policies put on ground which are all to their advantage.
Again, despite all criticisms and calls by key players on government to review its agreements with foreign airlines on the ground that such agreements were signed at the expense of Nigeria, government has continued to take the back seat.
The unresolved crises between the FAAN an agent of government and its many concessionaires remains a minus as the lingering problem has been described by many as a negative impact on the image of government.
The failure of government to fulfill its promise to provide a national carrier for the sector is a major setback. Even though some have argued that there was no need floating a new national carrier after the collapse of the former one, but majority have countered the position that Nigeria with the large population of 150 million deserves a national carrier.
It is generally believed that the floating of a national carrier will reduce the exploitation of the traveling public by the foreign carriers while it will make it easier for government to achieve its dream of making the Lagos airport a hub in West Africa.
In the area of airport security, government still needs to do more as key players had raised the alarm over the porousity of many of the airports with many lacking major safety components such as perimeter fences and adequate fire cover.
The undue politicization of the sector by government still leaves much to be desired. For the past six months, the government has been playing politics with the confirmation of a substantive director general for the NCAA, an organ responsible for the auditing and regulation of safety issues relating to flight safety in the country.
The height of the interference is seen in the inability of the chief executives of the various agencies to take decisions on their own in line with international standards which key players want to be nipped in the bud. 
Credit : SHOLA ADEKOYA

Occurance : Air Canada B773 over Atlantic on Sep 26th 2014, blue screens



An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FNNQ performing flight AC-870 from Montreal,QC (Canada) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 465 people on board, was enroute at FL340 near N53W41 when the crew declared PAN reporting the loss of all navigation systems. The aircraft continued eastbound, about 30 minutes later the crew reported the nav capability had been restored and cancelled the PAN. The aircraft continued to Paris for a safe landing on schedule.

The Canadian TSB reported the crew declared PAN due to the loss of both flight management systems. The crew successfully rebooted both computer systems, cancelled the PAN and continued to their destination. Company maintenance determined the problem was attributable to the current software version of the FMCs, a new software release is expected in October 2014.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Arik airline resumes flights to Banjul [Gambia]

Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest commercial carrier is resuming flight services to Banjul, Gambia, the airline said in a statement on Monday, following announcement last week that Ebola has been contained in Nigeria.
Arik Air will be operating three weekly flights from both Lagos and Abuja to Banjul via Accra (Ghana) on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, said Banji Ola, Arik Air spokesman.
" Ola said Arik Air resumes 1st october"
Source : Simeon Ateba

A380 first to display Etihad Airways’ new livery


For the first time, Etihad Airways unveiled its all-new livery design on its first Airbus A380 at a special ceremony at the Airbus site in Hamburg‎, Germany.
The airline’s first flagship aircraft‎ will now go through its final phase of cabin furnishing, followed by ground and flight tests, before being delivered to the Abu Dhabi based airline towards the end of the year.
Etihad Airways has firm orders for ten A380s and will become the 13th operator of the aircraft.                                                     

Source : Airbus