Airside Security Has Recorded Significant Improvement –Stakeholders

Stakeholders at a- three -day workshop to mark the Murtala Muhammed Airport)(MMA Safety Week in Lagos, said that security at airsides of Nigeria airports has recorded significance improvement over the years as evident in the near zero incidence on the runways.
Speakers at the events with the theme, “Airside Safety, the Very Essence of Aviation” affirmed that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), airlines and other managers of the facilities were doing everything possible to prevent and reduce all foreseeable risks of accidents and incident around airsides.
They advised that only authorised establishments by the airport management authority should always use the airport perimeter routes for airport management service purposes.
Speaking at the Safety Week ,the Director of Airport Operations of FAAN, Capt. Henry Omeogu explained that FAAN, like other sister agencies across the globe would continuously imbibe a safety culture among those, who work around the runway and deploy resources to ensure that the airports airside operation was given all the necessary support in the areas of manpower, training, equipment and orientation.
According to him, “airside safety require the conscious effort made primarily by airport operators, airlines, stakeholders to ensure the deployment of safety culture around the aircraft maneuvering areas at the airports that ensure safe operations of aircraft”.
Omeogu stated that safe culture was an integral part of the industry and takes many forms, including standard operating procedures, adoption of new technologies and ensuring that safety drives FAAN operations around the airports.
Chief Executive of Talk Transport and Safety Consult Limited, Mr. Amaobi Imediegwu emphasised the need for vigilance around the runways, taxiways and taxi lanes, the ground transportations, grass areas as well as the apron and airport lighting, noting that runway safety is a challenge and should be top priority for everyone in aviation.