Saturday , 13 August 2022

FAAN reacts provides updates, pictorial evidence of progress on Runway 18L/36R


FEDERAL Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN) in response to airlines have said work is ongoing work on Runway 18L/36R, contrary to the believe and assertion of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON).

According to FAAN, work commenced on the Runway on July 8, 2022 with mobilization of equipment and workers while on July 9 the portion of the Runway closed to traffic was condoned off with safety barriers with obstacle Light.

The airport managers said marking of the runway centreline light commenced and 240m marking from the threshold 18L was done. While
digging of cable trenches from the switch room 18L to Approach commenced same day.

FAAN further explained that on the July 10 2022 , marking of the touchdown zone light and runway centerline light continue and up to 410m from 18L was done and digging of cable trenches continued.

Airport managers said on the July 11 and 12, 2022 digging of cable trenches and marking of centreline and touchdown light continued with marking of the TDZ and RWY centreline light progressed to 840m on July 13 2022.

FAAN equally said cutting of links to transformer pit commenced with fabrication of cable rollers also commenced.

On the 14/7/22, marking of TDZ light completed while that of Runway centreline light continued. Digging of cable trenches completed at Approach area and continues from there to C1 holding position Cutting of the pavement for insert of fittings commenced.

On the July 15 FAAN continued the marking of runway Centreline, Digging of cable trenches at 18L and 36R and cutting of pavement for the inset fittings continued and equally said marking of runway Centreline was completed same date

Also that digging of cable trenches at approach 18L and from the left side of the Runway and taxiway C completed while cutting of pavement for the inset fittings continued

FAAN also said fixing of fittings on the pavement with the elevated fittings 30m prior to the threshold commenced

The airports authority however explained that last week’s heavy downpour rain affected the progress but stressed that so far, work is progressing well

As of July 18, 2022 FAAN is digging of cable trenches while installation of the threshold 18L has commenced with cutting and excavation of the secondary cable trench and fixing of fittings

Marking of the taxiway Centreline, stop-bars and No Entry lights on taxiway C has commenced and is almost completed according to updates provided by the airport managers.

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