Wednesday 10 April 2013

Experts laud NAMA’s TRACON

Aviation Nigeria

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, says that its multi-billion naira Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria, TRACON, equipment spread across the nation’s airports has been confirmed to be of high quality by some industry experts.

The agency through an online statement signed by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Supo Atobatele, stated that the safety equipment was lauded by the visiting members of the Aviation Round Table, ART, who toured the Lagos Airport site of the equipment over the weekend.

According to him, ART led by its Secretary-General, Mr. Sam Akerele who was also once a member of staff of the agency, stated that what NAMA had in various airports at the moment was complete safety equipment, which would go a long way in boosting safety in the airspace.

Akerele reportedly said, “What we have now is a complete radical departure from the past. The new radar is a good thing to happen to this generation as we can see that flights are properly vectored by the controllers without stress.”

The statement stated that comments by some stakeholders on the effectiveness of the radar had rather been speculative as they lacked the technical knowledge on the workings of TRACON.

He stressed that the visit of ART members to the site was to educate some stakeholders who have consistently dismissed the scheme as a mere terminal radar, stressing that the radar covers even beyond the shores of Nigeria.

Akerele reportedly said that the visit of the professional association became necessary following embarrassing comments to the media by some stakeholders who have not been privileged to visit TRACON and may not know how the radar works.

Source: National Mirror


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