NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has today granted approval to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for the reopening of the Benin Airport and the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos after both satisfactorily fulfilled most of the requirements on Post Covid-19 Restart Guidelines and Health Protocols
In seperate letters signed by the Director General of the NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu dated 24 July 2020 with reference NCAA /DG/AIR/11/16/217 andNCAA /DG/AIR/11/16/216 respectively to the FAAN Managing Director, the DG stressed that all standards and protocols applied to the above airports shall be implemented in other airports operated by FAAN for authorization by NCAA for the resumption of operations.
The letter titled: Restart Plan Approval read,”Following the Federal Government’s shutdown of the nation’s airports and airspace to all flights with the exception of essential and emergency flights due the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) issued several All Operators Letter (AOL) and Advisory Circulars providing guidelines, protocols and requirements for all sectors of the aviation industry.
“ An All Operators Letter of 18th May 2020 with ref: NCAA/DG/GC/8/16/302 and Advisory Circulars NCAA-AC-ARD 007-1 and NCAA-AC-AMS-002 as amended were issued giving comprehensive guidelines and details of the requirements covering all functions and areas for compliance by all aerodrome operators for authorization by NCAA for the resumption of airport operations.
“Therefore, having satisfactorily fulfilled most of the requirements of the All Operators Letter of 18th May 2020 with ref: NCAADG/GC/8/16/302 and Advisory Circulars: NCAA-AC-ADR-007 and NCAA-AC-AMS-002 as amended on Post Covid-19 Restart Guidelines and Health Protocols, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is hereby authorized to resume normal operations at Benin Airport, Benin.
The attached list of deficiencies shall be resolved with a detailed report submitted to NCAA on 20th July 2020.
“Kindly note all standards and protocols applied to the above airports shall be implemented in other airports operated by FAAN for authorization by NCAA for the resumption of operations.
“Kindly note the authorization to resume airport operations shall comply with All Operators Letter (AOL) with ref: NCAADG/AIR/11/16/151 of 4th July 2020. Your organization shall observe all guidelines issued by NCAA and Nigerian Public Health Authorities with emphasis on the implementation of Public Health Corridor and Aviation Security. Congratulations and wish you a successful resumption of operations.”