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FAAN, NCAT to share revenue, liabilities of aircraft fire simulator

Ms Kuku initiated a meeting to resolve a dispute regarding the fire simulator at NCAT.

• June 12, 2024
Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has resolved to share revenue and liabilities with the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology on a fire simulator located at the college.

The managing director of FAAN, Olubunmi Kuku, disclosed this in a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection of FAAN, Obiageli Orah, on Wednesday in Lagos.

Ms Kuku had initiated a meeting to resolve a dispute regarding the fire simulator at NCAT.

The Boeing 737-NG full-flight fit simulator was acquired in 2019 by the federal government and installed at NCAT, Zaria, for about N5.2 billion.

Ms Kuku said that the multi-purpose aircraft fire simulator offered different practical firefighting and rescue scenarios.

She added that the simulator would save the country billions of foreign currency in training costs.

The FAAN boss also said that the authorities would use their network to attract foreign trainees to use the facility and raise revenue for both organisations.

“We are happy to have finally come to this agreement between sister organisations in the interest of the safety of our passengers and improving the competence of our brave firefighters. This will improve our image globally and attract revenue that both organisations need. As I have always said, safety will always take priority in everything we do at FAAN, and this is a demonstration of that,” she said

The National President, Nigerian Aviation Fire and Safety Association, Ugbeikwu Sunday, recently called for certification of the simulator to enable its use by firefighters for competency training. 

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