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FEC approves N656m flight safety laboratory uplift

Minister of State of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced FEC’s approval of the upgrade of Nigeria’s flight safety laboratory in Abuja at a cost of N656 million.

The laboratory, which is used for air accident investigation purposes, was established in 2012 but has become obsolete because it still analyses only tape-based flight recorders whereas  “Nigeria, like other places recorded plane crashes like  in the case of Dana where extreme temperatures damaged the recorders because they are tape based.

“So, we are upgrading it to something that is more permanent and can stand high temperatures. These are international requirements and the amount needed is N656 million”, Sirika said.

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