• Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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FAAN gives owners of disused aircraft 7-day ultimatum to dispose them


mmaManagement of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has asked all owners of abandoned aircraft at the graveyard of the Murtala Muhammed Airport to evacuate them within the next seven days or be disposed off by the authority in line with the provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Henry Omeogu, director of airport operations, who disclosed this while on a safety inspection at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal 1, said the action had become necessary due to recurring operational hitches that had been posing serious safety concerns to aircraft and some infrastructure at the terminal.

He appealed to the owners of the aircraft, some of which had been parked at the graveyard since 2005, to immediately remove them to forestall situations where unscrupulous elements would use abandoned aircraft as hiding places to perpetuate criminal activities.

While stressing that the authority would continue to do everything possible to ensure the safety and security of all travellers and other airport users, he enjoined all stakeholders to partner the authority to ensure safer and more secure airports.