FAAN commences resurfacing of runways across airports

Posted by Sade Williams

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)’ said it has commenced an intensive re-assessment of runways at the nation’s airports.

This move, it said is aimed at improving on the efficiency of the facilities, thereby forestalling potential accidents on the runways.

“Although, the regular friction measurement for Port Harcourt International Airport was conducted in March 2019 and the result falls within the minimum friction coefficient level, the facility witnessed a skidding incident recently.

“It is therefore with the intention to increase the friction coefficient levels of our runways in accordance with NCAA advisory circular that the Authority is embarking on this exercise across the nation’s airports as the rain is becoming very heavy and unpredictable.

“As a short term measure to increase the safety of the Port Harcourt runway, the Authority just carried out a de-rubberization exercise between 15 to 22 June, 2019 to remove any containment”, a statement from the Authority said on Thursday.

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