Abuja Airport Conducts Air Crash Rescue Simulation Operation - LEADERSHIP
MAY 26, 2021
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has conducted an air crash rescue simulation operation to assess its readiness to respond to air crashes and other emergencies.
Speaking after the exercise at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Mahmud Sani, Abuja Airport Manager, said the exercise was to test the capability of FAAN and its stakeholders to respond to air crashes around the airport.
He said, “This was meant to test the safety and emergency plan of the airport in preparation for its re-certification”, adding that, “the exercise was also aimed at examining how the response agencies would manage and respond to emergencies at the scene of accident.”
He further said that the exercise is carried out yearly to prepare and test-run the emergency equipment at the airport in case of any emergency.
Deputy general manager, Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Department, Rimdap Nantim, said the exercise was meant to test the emergency response and collaboration procedures at the airport.
He said the air crash simulation exercise was to also help ascertain the level of coordination among the response teams at the scene of accident.
Some of the agencies involved in the exercise included the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ports Health, the Fire Service Department of FAAN, aviation security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps amongst others.