FAAN settles revenue sharing, liabilities on aircraft fire simulator with NCAT


The managements of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria have agreed to share the revenue and liabilities on a simulator stationed at the latter.
Also, FAAN pledged to use its network to attract foreign trainees to use the facility and raise revenue for both organisations.

Spokesperson for FAAN, Mrs Obiageli Orah, said in a statement that resolutions were reached at a meeting in held at the agency’s headquarters in Lagos.

She said the meeting was attended by the managing director/chief executive of the FAAN Mrs Olubunmi Kuku and her management staff, top management team from NCAT led by its rector, Mr. Joseph Imalighwe, as wells as the leadership of the Nigerian Aviation Fire and Safety Association (NAFSA).

“We are happy to have finally come to this agreement between sister organisations 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,” the statement quoted Kuku as saying after the meeting.
Worth N5.2 billion, the Boeing 737-NG full flight fire simulator was acquired by the federal government in 2019 and installed at NCAT.

The equipment offers different practical fire fighting and rescue operations.

The simulator would save the country billions of foreign currency in training costs, which hitherto went to other countries.