"Liberia Electricity Corp Powers Up Roberts Intl. Airport with Transformer Boost"

Mar 21, 2024 - 08:57
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"Liberia Electricity Corp Powers Up Roberts Intl. Airport with Transformer Boost"

Margibi County Liberia-The Deputy Technical Coordinator and Acting Deputy Manager for Technical Services at the only international Airport in Liberia,  the Roberts International Airport applauds the Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia Electricity corporation Monie Captan for the recent installation of several transformers at the RIA.

Akoi Sowogie described the installation of electricity at the airport as a major boost to a sector that has several challenges as its major power sources have been generators.

According to the official Facebook page of the Liberia Airport Authority, the installed transformers will be used exclusively at RIA as a backup option of the Runway Lights on the air sites.

It can be recalled that April 27, 2023, the Roberts International Airport, Thurs forced an inbound Brussels Airlines flight to return to Freetown, from whence it came.

The incident caused panic over the safety of the passengers aboard the aircraft.  The power outage, which lasted for about 30 minutes, according to the RIA’s Acting Managing Director, Martin Hayes, was due to a power switchover at the Roberts Flight Information Region (FIR). The FIR provides electricity for the RIA control tower and the runway. 

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had lunch with President Edwin J. Barclay at Roberts Field during his visit to Liberia in January 1943. From 1943 to the end of World War II in 1945, Roberts Field Airport, as it was then known, served as an alternative base for a contingent of 26 Squadron SAAF which flew Vickers Wellington bombers on anti-submarine (U-Boat) and convoy escort patrol.

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