The first Nigerian Business Aviation Conference, hosted last week by Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) in Lagos, was deemed a “resounding success” by the organizers, delegates and speakers. More than 100 delegates attended the event, which was intended to raise awareness of the growing business aviation industry in Nigeria.
Economic Community of West African States
Business aircraft movements at Lagos-based Evergreen Apple Nigeria have more than doubled from a year ago to an average of 15 daily movements. Flights arriving at the African FBO are predominantly coming from Europe as business executives enter Nigeria. Arrivals from the Middle East are also increasing, it added. Driving the growth is expansion of the oil and gas energy industries, which have attracted renewed interest from European companies.
Evergreen Apple Nigeria is ready to support growing volumes of business aviation traffic heading to West Africa and wants EBACE visitors to know that it can provide a secure and capable port of entry for Nigeria’s capital, Lagos.
Civil aviation authorities in some developing world states appear to be turning to commercial flight-planning groups to handle the issuing of overflight and landing permits, raising questions about possible conflicts of interest and lack of transparency.