FAAN, NCAT Resolves N5.2bn Aircraft Fire Simulator Crisis

The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs Olubunmi Kuku, has intervened to resolve the dispute on the Boeing 737-NG full flight fire simulator acquired in 2019 by the federal government and installed at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT).
Speaking after a meeting with the Rector, NCAT Rector, Joseph Imalighwe, and the leadership of the Nigerian Aviation Fire and Safety Association (NAFSA), it was resolved that FAAN and NCAT will share revenue and liabilities on the simulator.
Also, FAAN will use its network to attract foreign trainees to use the facility and raise revenue for both organizations.
The Multi – Purpose Aircraft Fire Simulator  situated at NCAT Campus in Zaria  offers different practical  fire fighting  and rescue scenarios . It was acquired in 2019 by the previous administration for about N5.2b .
The simulator would save the country billions of foreign  currency in training costs, which hitherto went to other countries.
 “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,” tbe FAAN MD stated.

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