FAAN Tests Readiness For Aircraft Emergency At Airports
The Federal Airports of Nigeria (FAAN), today carried out a simulation exercise at the airside of the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos.
A statement issued by the Acting General Manager, FAAN, Public Relations, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, stated that the exercise was aimed at demonstrating the authority’s readiness to ensure that all cases of aircraft emergencies would be controlled whenever the need arises.
Present at the event was the Director of Airport Operations, FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, who noted that this exercise was meant to confirm that FAAN has the right equipment, manpower and strategy to perform its statutory duties.
He emphasised that this exercise was also necessary in ensuring the certification of the airport.
Some of the agencies involved in the exercise were Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA), Nigerian Aviation Handling Company(NAHCo),National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA), Nigerian Army, Port Health Services and Lagos State Response Unit.
FAAN assured airport users and the general public that it will continue to deliver on its core mandates of ensuring safety and security at the nation’s airports.