Bush Fire: FAAN re-opens Port- Harcourt airport

Following a careful evaluation and mitigation of the impact of the bush fire earlier reported around the Port Harcourt International Airport and the dissipation of smokes around the airside, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has re-opened the airport to operations. Normal flight activities has re-commenced at the airport. FAAN had earlier informed airlines, passengers and the general public about the bush fire incident that occurred near the active area of the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa. Consequent on that, the Authority temporarily closed the runway of the airport to…

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Debt recovery: House of Reps assures FAAN of support

The chairman House of Representatives Committee on aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has assured the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN of support in recovering of its huge debt owed by Arik and Aero Contractor who are now under the management of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON Nnaji said that as members of parliament and stakeholders in the aviation industry, they will not allow FAAN to bear the debt burden alone. Speaking in an interview after their oversight visit to FAAN to inspect some of its facilities at the Murtala…

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Nigeria’s int’l airports have EOC- FAAN boss

The managing director Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu has revealed that all the country’s international airports have an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) as part of criteria to deal with crisis situations when they arise. Yadudu disclosed this over the weekend at the agency’s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, during an interview with aviation journalists. It would be recalled that the EOC at the Kaduna International Airport was about two weeks ago commissioned by the authority. He explained that Kaduna Airport was added…

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Ethiopian Airlines pilot decision to abort first landing at MMIA is industry standard – FAAN MD

The managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Capt. Hamisu Yadudu has said that the Wednesday aborted landing of Ethiopian Airlines aircraft Boeing 777-300 aircraft was a normal safety procedure in the global aviation industry. Capt. Yadudu in an interview with aviation journalists at the agency’s headquarters on Wednesday insisted that the decision of the pilot to abort the first landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was industry standard. FAAN boss said that pilots were encouraged to go for a go-around if the situation called for…

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FG appoints Capt. Hamisu Yadudu as new FAAN MD

The federal government has approved the appointment of Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu as the new managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Captain Yadudu whose appointment takes immediate effect takes over from the former managing director, Engr. Saleh Dunoma. The new appointment was announced in an official statement issued Monday and signed by the deputy director Press & Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation (Aviation), James Odaudu. An ICAO / ACI accredited International Airport Professional, Captain Yadudu was until his new appointment, the Director of Airport Operations of…

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