Yobe Int’l Cargo Airport is Fitted With Best Facilities
By Yusuf Ali, Damaturu
…….As Buhari Set To Commission Project
The Yobe International Cargo Airport is fitted with the best world class facilities as the President Muhammadu Buhari is set to commission the project on a one-day state visit Tuesday 10th January, 2023.
The Airport is located along Gashua Road at Kalallawa about 25km away from Damaturu city center.
Constructed with standard Runaway and Terminal, Control Tower, Hangars, Taxiways, Lounge, Food Service, Areas, Restaurant, Emergency Service, Security, Baggage Handling and more, the Yobe Cargo Airport has one of the best facilities.
Mohammed Hassan, a site Engineer said, the navigation landing aids equipments installed are the best in the world, only available in five major Airports in Nigeria. The Buni administration procured the equipments in 2019. The Federal Government procured similar one in 2020 for Lagos, Abuja and three other Airports, he said.
“With World class Runway of 3600M – International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard.
The Instructions landing system, ILS & DVOr/DME Installed is the same with one used at DUBAI International Airport.
“The Weather Observation System – AWOS & LLWAS is the same with one used at Los Angeles International Airport (Los Angeles World Airport). The equipments are manufactured by All weather factory in California USA.
“The control Tower is second to none in Nigeria fully equipped with all the necessary communication system.
“To meet the requirements of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard and Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the state government has trained engineering personnel in Norway, California USA and Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria in the relevant fields and are fully licensed by NCAA.