FAAN Declares Readiness For Aircraft Emergency At Airports

* Men of Aerodrome and Rescue Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) extinguishing the fire at the scene during the simulation exercise at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

 

…Carries Out Simulation Exercise

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN)  has stated  that it was ready to attend to aircraft emergencies of any kind should the need arise.

This is just as the agency said that it carried out a simulation exercise at the airside of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.

An online statement  issued by the General Manager, Public Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, said that the exercise was aimed at demonstrating the authority’s readiness to attend to aircraft emergencies of any kind should the need arise.

A representative of the Managing Director (Director of Airport Operations, FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu), who  was at the event noted that this exercise was meant to confirm that FAAN has the right equipment, manpower and strategy to perform its statutory duties.

* Men of Aerodrome and Rescue Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) taking a victim to safety during the simulation exercise at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

He emphasised that this exercise was also necessary in ensuring the certification of the airport.

He assured airport users and the general public that it would continue to deliver on its core mandates of ensuring safety and security at the nation’s airports.

Also in attendance was Deputy General Manager, Aerodrome  Rescue & Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS), Victor Akinlabi Akinselure, Airport Manager, NAIA, Abuja, Mahmud Sani, General Manager Safety, Elifue Agbi and Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Odunowo Mohammed and many other top management staff.

Some of the agencies involved in the exercise were NCAA, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA, Federal Road Safety Corp(FRSC),National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), Nigerian Army, Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Port Health Services and Nigerian Air Force.

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