FAAN acquires equipment to tackle bird strikes around airports

FAAN acquires equipment to tackle bird strikes around airports
Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu

 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has acquired some birds/wildlife equipment to improve on safety of flight operations by effectively managing birds/wildlife hazards at the nation’s airports.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu said this at the inauguration of the equipment on Monday in Lagos.

Yadudu said that the equipment, which was the best they could get around, was procured on the recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Represented by the Director of Commercial and Business Development, Sadiku Rafindadi, he listed equipment acquired to include bird scaring gas canons, 15,000 rounds of 12G (heavy calibre bird scaring pyrotechnics) and hi-tech bird laser among others.

He said the equipment, when deployed, would usher in an era of safe flight operations, as incidents relating to bird strikes, which have increased of late, would be mitigated.

In his remarks, the FAAN Director of Airport Operations, Capt. Muktar Muye, expressed delight at the arrival of the equipment.

Muye noted that what was being commissioned was not just the equipment but a complete package that included the recommended storage facility, patrol vehicle and trained personnel in line with ICAO’s standards and recommended practices.



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