FAAN, NCAT To Share Revenue, Liabilities On Aircraft Fire Simulator At NCAT

FAAN, NCAT To Share Revenue, Liabilities On Aircraft Fire Simulator At NCAT

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT), Zaria have resolved that FAAN and NCAT will share revenue and liabilities on the Boeing 737-NG full flight fire simulator acquired in 2019 by the federal government and installed at NCAT.

A statement signed by Mrs Obiageli Orah, Director, Public Affairs & Consumer Protection says the resolution emerged yesterday when the Managing Director/Chief Executive of FAAN, Mrs. Olubunmi Kuku intervened to resolve the dispute.

Rising from a meeting held in the MD/CE’s Boardroom in Lagos, and attended by FAAN top management team and a team from NCAT led by the Rector/CEO, Mr. Joseph Imalighwe,  and the leadership of the Nigerian Aviation Fire and Safety Association (NAFSA), it was also resolved that FAAN will use its network to attract foreign trainees to use the facility and raise revenue for both organizations.

“The Multi – Purpose Aircraft Fire Simulator situated at NCAT Campus in Zaria offers different practical fire fighting and rescue scenarios. It was acquired in 2019 by the previous administration for about N5.2b. The simulator would save the country billions of foreign currency in training costs, which hitherto went to other countries,” Orah said.

Speaking on the development, the FAAN MD/CE said, “We are happy to have finally come to this agreement between sister organizations 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 organizations need. As I have always said, safety will always take priority in everything we do at FAAN, and this is a demonstration of that.”

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Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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