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Nigeria Aviation Security apprehends suspect at Kaduna Airport
Nigeria Aviation Security discovered $400,000 on a passenger at the Kaduna Airport today 23 March 2017. Mr Sesan Fashoranty was apprehended by aviation security at the screening point. The funds were transferred to Presidential task force with EFCC officials and Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, the GM corporate affairs FAAN present at the handover.
Last week, AVSEC also intercepted a passenger at the Kaduna Airport travelling with 49m Naira.
Mr Akewushola, AVSEC FAAN stated that the money intercepted last week was handed over to EFCC.
The current administration has emphasized the importance of aviation security and has taken measures to strengthen the department.
In January the president, Muhammadu Buhari, authorized plans by the Honourable Minister of State, Aviation to create a new arms-bearing aviation security agency that will be located at airports in order to bolster safety and prevention of crimes at airports.
Abuja Airport Closure: FG Unveils Call Centre:
The Federal Government of Nigeria has unveiled a Call Centre to cater for all the information required by airlines’ passengers, travel agencies, cab operators and the likes. The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika while unveiling the centre said, “This will further make a great impact in the progress we have recorded so far. Dedicated telephone lines have also been made available. This will make movement easier for our people when they can make enquiry before they embark on a journey.”
Airport users can make findings on train and bus schedule, Airline schedule and so on. The numbers are readily available on the website dedicated to the airport closure project: www.abujaairportclosure.info. The numbers are: 08152483631; 08090555503; 09028760010; 07081803005; 08090545585; 08111710435; 08091135555; 07017700047.
The Minister added that the government will make every effort to ameliorate the current discomfort experienced hence the need to earlier provide complimentary bus and train services which airlines' passengers have been making use of free of charge.
Tomorrow's Ethiopian Airlines passengers in/near Abuja and in need of free transportation to Kaduna should arrive Abuja Airport 6:30am. Buses will depart at 7:00am.
Installation and Calibration of New Cat II Instrument Landing System at Kaduna Airport
Following a comprehensive technical assessment of the state of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Runway, the Federal Government took the painful but safe and effective decision to close Abuja Airport Runway for 6 weeks for complete renovation. Similarly, the Federal Government decided to upgrade facilities at Kaduna airport to serve as alternate during the 6 weeks closure of Abuja International Airport Runway for maintenance. Consequently, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency embarked on the installation of a new Thales Category II Instrument Landing System at Kaduna Airport.
The installation which was carried out by a Team of NAMA Engineers was successful completed on the 20th February 2017. The new Instrument Landing System which included a Localiser, Glide Path and a Distance Measuring Equipment, was also successfully flight calibrated from 26th to 27th February 2017 in line with international standards and best practices.
The flight calibration exercise was conducted by Flight Calibration Services Limited of UK, and was also extended to the existing Very High Frequency Omni Directional Radio Range System (VOR).
In addition, the Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Approach Procedures for Kaduna airport were also flight checked and certified as safe and flyable.
A Notice to Airmen ( NOTAM ) has been issued to inform Airspace users of these safety critical facilities that have the capacity to provide lateral and vertical guidance to aircraft for approach and landing down to 150ft Minimum Decision Altitude.
The Agency wish to express her sincere gratitude to the Federal Government, Ministry of Transportation and the National Assembly for all their support. NAMA wishes all operators and the travelling public safe and efficient operations in and out of Kaduna International Airport.
Source : http://www.nama.gov.ng
Kaduna Airport NavAids Calibrated, Fire Drill Concluded
To further prepare for the Kaduna International Airport increased operations the Ministry of Transportation; under its agency Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has completed the calibration exercise on the Navigational Aids (Instrument Landing System) at the airport. The exercise is an additional step in ensuring that the Kaduna Airport is ready for the increased passenger and aircraft traffic due to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Abuja Airport closure. In addition, the Fire Department of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria carried out emergency fire drill at the Kaduna Airport to further prepare for any fire incident.
ABUJA AIRPORT CLOSURE WON'T GO BEYOND SIX WEEKS, AVIATION MINISTER ASSURES
The Federal government has assured Nigerians expressing some pessimistic views regarding the proposed closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja that there will be no extention beyond the Six-Week period for its reopening.
ABUJA AIRPORT CLOSURE -95% OF FOREIGN AIRLINES CONCERN ADDRESSED
The Federal Government has addressed more than 95% of the foreign Airlines concerns concerning the closure of Abuja Airport and the use of Kaduna Airport as an alternate during the closure for six weeks beginning from 8th March, 2017.
The minister of state for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika declared this when representatives of the foreign airlines in Nigeria visited him to register their concerns concerning the closure of Abuja airport.
Sirika, while addressing the concerns raised by the airlines assured them that the closure of Abuja Airport was not going to be one hour more than six weeks, but could be less than six weeks.
FG INAUGURATES SECURITY SUB – COMMITTEE ON THE ABUJARUNWAYCLOSURE, PLEDGES TO SECURE LIVE AND PROPERTY
The Federal Government has restated it's commitment to the safety and security of passengers and property during the six weeks closure of Abuja airport to enable the government repair the Abuja Runway which has failed completely.
This commitment was made when the minister of state, aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika inaugurated the Security Sub-Committee on the Closure of Abuja Runway
The minister said ‘’it is my pleasure to inaugurate this Security Sub-Committee that is charged with all security matters related to the closure of Abuja Runway due to emergency repairs of the runway and movement of flight operations to Kaduna Airport. As a matter of safety, the government has decided to close the Abuja runway to effect repairs, and during this period, all flight operations for both domestic and International will be relocated to Kaduna from 8th march to 19th April, 2017’’
KADUNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 92%READY FOR ABUJA TRAFFIC, SET TO BEAT DEADLINE
KADUNA International Airport is 92 per cent ready for the traffic influx diverted from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport during closure for repairs on the runway according to the words of the Airport manager, Hajiya Amina Ozi-Salami and Contractor, Mr Kazeem Keji.
Both made the submission while responding to questions from aviation correspondents on site for inspection at the airport stating that the airport will be ready before the February 28 completion date and that the capacity of the airport has been improved to accommodate any wide bodied aircraft and other facilities put in place.
According to Ozi-Salami, the runway was in perfect condition while the capacity of the airport had been enhanced to accommodate any type of aircraft.
She disclosed that the lightning of the runway would be completed during the week as well as enhancing the needed manpower to meet the operational needs during the six weeks period.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMPLETES LIGHTNING OF THE KADUNA AIRPORT
True to its words, government has completed the lighting of the Kaduna Airport road and the repair of the Kaduna by-pass, while the rehabilitation of the Abuja-Kaduna highway is also on-going in ernest.
All these are geared towards mitigating the discomfort of air transport passengers and cargo during the Six-Week closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
Helicopter to resume Abuja flight route
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