Wednesday 3 July 2013

AISAN lauds FG over AIS automation

Aviation Nigeria

The current drive by the Federal Government to make the Nigerian airspace rank among the safest in the world, is fast becoming a reality as the automation project of aeronautical information services at the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has reached 97 percent  completion.

The Aeronautical Information Services  Association of Nigeria (AISAN), commenting on this development, lauded the Federal Government and the management of NAMA for expediting action on the  AIS  automation which has informed the installation of  two antennae each  at 11 airport stations across the country.

According to the AISAN president Comrade Babatunde Shittu, AIS automation would further boost air safety in Nigeria and enhance search and rescue operation as National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) is incorporated into the project.

The airports to benefit from the project include: Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ilorin, Jos, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Owerri, and Yola. Others are Zaria, Calabar Osubi, Minna, Kaduna, Enugu, Katsina, Ibadan, Benin, Akure, Bebi, Bonny, Eket and Escravos.

Comrade Shittu  who led a delegation of AISAN executive on a courtesy visit to NAMA management thanked the Managing Director, Engr. Mazi Nnamdi Udoh for his relentless effort to actualize the dream of AIS automation.

 He appreciated the MD for the migration to e-flight plan since November, 2012 in compliance with ICAO directive and the recent deployment of more staff to the department.

Shittu also urged Engr. Udoh to ensure that Nigeria transits from Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) on or before the 15th November 2013 according to amendment 37, annex 17 of ICAO convention.

The NAMA boss , appreciated the effort of the association, assuring them that the project, with the support of the Federal Government through the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah would  be completed as scheduled, so that the traveling public would  continue to enjoy seamless air navigation.

He also solicited the co-operation of staff to ensure that the vision of the Federal Government in transforming the aviation sector into a world class entity is achieved.


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