Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to deploy robots in its airports all over the country as Nigeria Government plans to restart commercial flights. FAAN however hopes to reduce the risk of exposure to infection.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Nigeria section shared a video on social media. The caption reveals the profiling robot is in Abuja airport in readiness for flight commencement.
Be the 1st to know that robots are now at abuja airport in readiness for flight commencement. Hope we can do one for IEEE Nigeria section? pic.twitter.com/bLETbwYRRZ
— IEEE Nigeria Section (@ieeenigeria) June 27, 2020
The profiling robots is predicted for passenger profiling, check-ins and temperature checks. Also as detection of security threats including dangerous goods and arms. Certainly, it is part of preventative measures set by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for gradual airport reopening and post-COVID-19 operations.
General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu told journalist the test run of the robots was done at the Lagos Airport.
“It’s a demo that is going on in Lagos. which is been demonstrated. Eventually if it works fine, it will be adopted,” she said.
Air peace held a dry run at the MMA2 terminal with 25 planes under the supervision of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority meanwhile FAAN held dry run simulation exercises at domestic terminals of the Abuja and Lagos Airport respectively operated by Aero Contractors.
Nigeria airspace was shutdown as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, however the simulation is to make sure flights reopen without hitches.