Monday 29 October 2012

e-flight Planning: Central to aeronautic transformation - NAMA MD.

Sky Watch Nigeria.

The one day training for airline officials by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency[NAMA] on ''e-Flight Planning Workshop for Airlines''  has become the central focus of the transformation from Aeronautical Information Service to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM). The Managing Director of the Agency Mazi Nnamdi Udoh made this assertion today during the one day training programme  for airlines in the country as part of a strategy to reduce flight delays at the nation's airports.

The training in addition aims to educate airline operators on the need to imbibe an e-flight planning schedule to reduce flight delays and improve services to their customers.Mazi Udoh  described the training exercise as timely considering the on-going automation project of the AIS.

The Assistant Chief Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) Officer of the agency, Mr. S.B. Shittu who facilitated the training in conjunction with NAMA ICT and  NOMAD Technologies, said the workshop was informed by the current drive by the management to prevent errors in the filing of flight plans by the airlines.
He noted that with the proper training of the airline officials on e-flight plan, the manual way of doing so would be easily eliminated, adding that this business innovation through automation would bring about high quality service delivery to their numerous customers.

The Agency's  Chief Information Officer- Ogochukwu Ifeanyi indicated that the Agency would organize another workshop in November to evaluate the current usage and provide opportunity for other airlines to participate. The airlines that participated in the workshop included; Bristow Helicopter, Aero Contractor, Pan African Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Air France-KLM, Overland Airways, Lewis Cooper International Aviation and Turkish Airlines among others.


  1. Such development would no doubt ease the tensions we face while queuing at the airport terminals.