The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has stated that it has commenced an intensive re-assessment of runways at airports across the country for safety.
The General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu disclosed in an online statement yesterday
The General Manager stated that move was aimed at improving on the efficiency of the facilities, thereby forestalling potential accidents on the runways.
She added that although, the regular friction measurement for Port Harcourt International Airport was conducted in March 2019 and the result falls within the minimum friction coefficient level, the facility witnessed a skidding incident recently.
She further explained that the intention to increase the friction coefficient levels of airport runways in accordance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA)advisory circular, that the authority is embarking on this exercise across the nation’s airports as the rain is becoming very heavy and unpredictable.
Yakubu stated that as a short term measure to increase the safety of the Port Harcourt runway, FAAN carried out a de- rubberisation exercise between 15 to 22 June,2019 to remove any contaminant.
FAAN, she assured is committed to its core values of safety, security and comfort.