FAAN To Close Runway For Three Months Over Airfield Lighting Installation
Fred Omotara, Lagos
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has concluded arrangements to complete the installation of CAT III Airfield Ground Lighting system on Runway 18L/36R for the next 90 days.
In a statement signed on Wednesday night by FAAN’s Ag. General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Faithful A. Hope-Ivbaze (Mrs), the Authority revealed that the exercise will lead to the closure of Runway 18L/36R.
According to the statement, “As part of efforts aimed at improving safety and efficiency of flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has concluded arrangements to complete the installation of CAT III Airfield Ground Lighting system on Runway 18L/36R.
“The project, which will commence effectively on Friday, July 8, 2022, is expected to last for 90 days.
“Consequently, Runway 18L/36R will be closed to flight operations during this time.
“However, stakeholders are to note that there will be no disruption. All normal flight operations will be conducted through runway 18R/36L.
“A NOTAM to this effect has already been published and disseminated accordingly.”
Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu