NAMA seeks IATA collaboration on critical manpower training

Photo Caption: L-R: NAMA MD, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, IATA manager, Safety and Flight Operations-ATM Infrastructure Focus, West and Central Africa, Yassine El Charkaoui and Director of Operations, NAMA, Pwajok Mathew Lawrence  during the technical meeting at NAMA hqtrs in Lagos  The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has canvassed for partnership and support from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the training of critical manpower of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) in the AFI Region. The managing director of NAMA Capt. Fola Akinkuotu who made these remarks while receiving the…

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NAMA boss tasks unions on peaceful dialogue, decries indebtedness of state aerodromes

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has called on industrial unions and professional associations to sustain the prevailing industrial harmony in the system through peaceful and meaningful engagement with management. Managing director of NAMA Capt. Fola Akinkuotu who gave this charge during an interactive forum with aviation unions and representatives of professional bodies at the agency’s headquarters in Lagos said the call had become imperative as “no organization can thrive in an atmosphere of rancour and disharmony, hence the need for us to embrace peace both as management staff and…

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NAMA takes delivery of critical spare parts for TRACON

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has taken delivery of another consignment of critical spare parts required for the continuous service and operation of the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON). The consignment which was cleared at the Apapa port in Lagos from Thales Group, in France include MES1 1400A power supply modules, control units and other critical units that would be used by NAMA engineers to effect repairs on any of the nine TRACON installations across the country as may be required to ensure optimal functioning of the system.…

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NAMA unveils new ILS at Benin Airport

Economic activities in the ancient city of Benin, the Edo State capital have received a boost following the commissioning of Category II Instrument Landing System (ILS) at the Benin airport recently installed by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Making this revelation at a town hall meeting with staff at the agency’s headquarters annex in Ikeja Lagos, the managing director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said this was in line with an earlier   pledge by the agency to upgrade navigational infrastructure in strategic airports across the country in a bid…

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TRACON: NAMA urges FG to prevail on Thales of France to adhere to terms of contract

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA has urged the federal government to prevail on Thales of France to adhere strictly to the terms of contract entered into with Nigeria on the Total Radar Coverage (TRACON) equipment at the nation’s airports. NAMA stated that Four years after the project was completed in 2014, it could not access spare parts from the manufacturer, Thales of France as stipulated in the contractual agreement to maintain the equipment, adding that it was expensive to procure navigational equipment for operations by the agency.  TRACON project,…

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NAMA deploys two VHF radios at Lagos Control centres

 In keeping with its earlier pledge to address Remote Control Air to Ground (RCAG) communication challenges in the nation’s upper airspace the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has successfully deployed two Jotron high-powered very high frequency (VHF) long-range communication radios, each installed in Lagos West and Lagos East Area Control Centres (ACCs). The installation of equipment which began a few weeks ago culminated in the successful Site Acceptance Test (SAT) carried out by NAMA engineers in conjunction with their counterparts from Jotron AS, Norway. Speaking during the Site Acceptance Test,…

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FAAN, AIB, others pledge support for LAAC’s 22nd Seminar

AVIATION agencies led by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) have all pledged commitment to the forthcoming 22nd annual seminar of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), scheduled to hold at Sheraton Hotels, Lagos.  Other major agencies and companies that have also offered support to the league for the successful hosting of the seminar include the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) and the Nigerian Aviation…

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