The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has granted approval for the upgrade of the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport, Umueri to Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Category 6 to operate Boeing 737 – 700 or its equivalent.
This is contained a letter addressed to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State by the Director General, NCAA, Captain Musa S. Nuhu dated 24th January, 2022.
Nuhu in the letter said, “I wish to refer to the inspection of Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) at Anambra International Cargo Airport conducted by Aerodrome Safety Inspectors on 21st January, 2022 to ascertain the preparedness of the Airport for the upgrade in fire cover from Cat. 5 to 6.
“This is to inform His Excellency that the on-site assessment of the existing facilities and personnel at the fire station revealed that the level of protection is appropriate to and commensurate with Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Category 6 operation.
“In view of the above, the Authority hereby grants approval for the upgrade of the Anambra International Cargo Airport to Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Category 6 to operate Boeing 737 – 709 or its equivalent.
” Furthermore, Anambra State is by this approval requested to ensure compliance with the requirements for operating Category 6 as stipulated in Nig.CARs Part 22.214.171.124 – 126.96.36.199 and Aerodrome Standard Manual 13.2.1 to 188.8.131.52.
The NCAA Director General observed that “Anambra State is also required to ensure strict adherence to Safety, Security and Covid-19 requirements at the Airport at all times.”
Photo: Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport, Umueri, Anambra State.
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