Nigeria wants to be among the 20th largest economies in the world by 2020, but for it to achieve this status it needs to make dramatic improvements to its aviation industry. Early in 2015, former Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah, laid out reforms for the airline industry but up till now, there is very little improvement in Nigeria’s aviation sector.
Nigeria no doubt is one of the biggest markets for aviation in Africa. Last year, Nigeria airlines carried 15 million passengers with the largest share of users coming from Lagos and Abuja. The airline industry in Nigeria contributed over $1 billion to the Nigerian economy and supports over 150,000 jobs nationwide. However, this figure is likely to increase if all
The author weaves together an engrossing tale that involves a potent mixture of personalities and egos. “Bill Lear the designer of the world’s most successful business jet; Jim Taylor, the business aircraft industry’s top salesman; Harry Halston, an aviation engineer at the top of his game;” and a who’s who of players in the fledgling business aviation industry. From inception to
During the just concluded China Civil Aviation Planning & Airport Working Meeting, the “China Civil Aviation Development Twelfth Five-Year Plan” was published. (http://bit.ly/Tkq3O3) The Plan showed that in the ‘Twelfth Five-Year Plan period China planned to introduce 1,500 commercial aircraft and 1,000 general aviation aircraft. During the same period the number of airports will reach more than 230 by 2015.
Twelfth Five-Year Plan The goal of China’s “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” is to strategically build aviation in order to guide the development of the civil aviation industry to ensure continued safety, to speed up the construction of the infrastructure and to improve the air transport network, enhance the quality of transport and actively develop general aviation, while significantly enhancing the capacity of