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Aviation council seeks more access to funding

The Aviation industry Joint Consultative and Negotiating Council (JCNC) has called for the government’s assistance in the forms of funds, access to credit and foreign exchange to help business owners in the industry.

In a communique issued at the end of its 3-day conference in Abuja, president in council Comrade Nnadi Hector and council secretary, comrade Abubakar Sadiq, stressed the need for balanced and equal slots in Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASA) and Open Skies Agreements and the adoption of code-share philosophy and understanding with Foreign Airlines.

The conference urged airlines to adopt technology innovations to ensure long term survival in a dynamic and more competitive environment, while also calling for increased domestic operations through the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).

It suggested among others the need to establish the National Council on Civil Aviation (NCCA) where experts, professionals and industry players and key stakeholders may assemble to rub minds, exchange views and take stock of emerging trends, challenges and dynamics in the global Aviation business.

The conference harped on collaboration by trade unions in the areas of training, capacity building, avoidance of industrial unrest and zero flight disruptions.

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