Air Chief orders protection of new aircraft

16th November 2023

Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar

Chief Of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hasan Abubakar

By Solomon Odeniyi

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has directed commanders of units and commands where the newly acquired platforms would be deployed to identify hazards associated with its usage.

He also urged them to devise means to manage the risks involved in the arrival and usage of the aircraft.

The Air Chief disclosed this while declaring open the  2023 NAF Safety Review Board meeting in Abuja on Thursday.

This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore, Edward Gabkwet.

It partly read,  β€œHe called for a proactive management of safety in all units and commands and specifically directed operational units where newly acquired aircraft would be domiciled to commence the process of aggressively identifying hazards associated with the arrival and operations of the new platforms and finding ways to manage the risks involved. ”