Airports: FAAN Issues Ultimatum on Removal of Abandoned Aircraft

17 Nov 2012

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By Chinedu Eze

After many years of toying with the idea, the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN),  has announced that it would soon start the removal of all abandoned aircraft from all airports in the country.

The  authority also issued  a one month  ultimatum  to the  owners of the aircraft  to  remove them or face the wrath of the  organization.

General Manager, Corporate Communication of the agency, Yakubu Dati, said that the exercise has become necessary because these aircraft constitute a serious safety hazard on the airside, apart from being an eyesore at these airports. He said    some of these aircraft have been abandoned for upwards of 10 years. 

“The Authority is constrained to embark on this removal exercise because owners of these abandoned aircraft have deliberately refused to remove them despite all efforts made by the Authority to make them do so, including meetings with the owners and publication of paid notices in various newspapers in the past five years,” Dati said.
*details  of the report to come later

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