More airports to get international certification in 2019 – FAAN


Following the certification of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, more airports are set to be certified in 2019 by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation safety standards.



The certification of airport improves its safety and other ratings in the global aviation industry.



The General Manager, Corporate Communications, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, who made this known on Monday, said at least one airport would be certified next year.



She said, “There are certain conditions that must be met before an airport is certified and before Lagos and Abuja Airports were certified last year, we had to fulfil all these conditions and before any other airport would be certified, same conditions, too have to be met.



“Recently, a team from ICAO came around during the Airport Excellence training, which was held in Nigeria, the team went to Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu Airports. I can assure you that next year, one or more airports would also be certified after we have fulfilled all the conditions.”



Yakubu also stated that FAAN’s Training Centre, which had been designated as a Global Training Centre of Airports Council International, would be inaugurated by the ICAO by December 7.



According to her, the opening and designation of the facility as ICAO/ACI Global Training Centre, will further enhance training of technical personnel for the industry.
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