Sunday 5 May 2013

NAMA soon to commence area radar control

Aviation Nigeria

The National Airspace Management Agency NAMA has announced it would commence full area radar control by the end of this month. The agency has also promised a hitch free air traffic operation.

Disclosing this in Lagos at the weekend, the managing director of the agency,Engr. Mazi  Nnamdi  Udoh said 22 air traffic controllers  drawn from Lagos and Kano area control centres  have been specially trained on en-route  area radar control for a seamless air traffic service within the nation’s airspace.

He however added that the selected controllers alongside some communication engineers ,completed their simulator training at the Lagos radar site on Friday to round up their schedule of trainings before embarking  on the area radar control.

“The agency had since Thursday ,May 2,2013 issued Aeronautical Information Circular(AIC) to all airlines in line with  the mandatory 28 days notice required by industry regulation  for a full trial of the new air traffic operation”.

“The agency had equally upgraded the radar maps and harmonized its data base to allow for accurate co-ordination of traffic when the en-route area radar control is fully deployed” he added.

Engr. Udoh said that the operational manual in respect of the area radar control has been submitted to the regulatory agency,NCAA  for necessary approval,adding that NAMA  has followed industry best acceptable  practices before deploying this service to airlines.

He lauded the controllers for their interest and commitment to commence en- route radar control within the nation’s airspace.


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