NAMA relocates corporate headquarters to Abuja

The Agency in a statement signed by its general manager public affairs, Mr Khalid Emele, said the movement is in compliance with the recent directive from the Federal Ministry of Aviation asking all agencies in the sector to relocate operational headquarters to the nation’s capital in a bid to ensure efficient and effective coordination and enhanced service delivery between the Ministry and its agencies. Meanwhile, the managing director, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu and other critical staff of the agency have since relocated to the new NAMA headquarters located at No. 6…

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NAMA moves corporate headquarters to Abuja

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has relocated of its corporate headquarters from Lagos to Abuja. The Agency said this is in compliance with the recent directive from the Federal Ministry of Aviation asking all agencies in the sector to relocate operational headquarters to the nation’s capital in a bid to ensure efficient and effective coordination and enhanced service delivery between the Ministry and its agencies. Meanwhile, the managing director, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu and other critical staff of the agency have since relocated to the new NAMA headquarters located at…

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Covid 19: NAMA boss tasks staff on full compliance with safety directives

Ahead of the partial relaxation of the Covid-19 lockdown billed to commence on Monday, staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) have been tasked to ensure full compliance with the directives and safety guidelines by the federal government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on COVID-.19 preventive measures, including social distancing, regular washing of and/ or sanitizing of hands and wearing of face mask.   Managing director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu who stated this in a message to staff of the agency noted that “while the…

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NAMA inaugurates CAT 3 ILS in Lagos, Abuja

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has successfully commissioned its newly installed Category 3 Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Runway 18 Right, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos as well as Runway 22 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. In the same vein, a flight commissioning of the newly installed DVOR (Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Radio Range) in Lagos has successfully been carried out just as routine flight calibration has also been carried out on Runway 18 Left in Lagos. Making this disclosure in a statement, the Managing Director…

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NAMA issues 30-day notice to debtor airlines, private /state airports to settle outstanding debts

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has given a 30-day final demand notice to debtor airlines and private /state owned airports to settle all outstanding debts owed to the agency. The demand notice which expires on the 28th of February, 2020 expects all debtors to settle their indebtedness or risk sanctions. It will be recalled that the affected debtors had earlier been communicated with details of their respective indebtedness to NAMA but have made no tangible effort to pay. The said notice read in part, “NAMA hereby notifies debtor private…

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FG’s aviation duty waiver in jeopardy as NAMA pays over N100m to clear Navaids

.. As Customs denies agency duty waiver Despite the much talked about duty waivers granted the aviation industry by the federal government, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) had declined the request of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on the duty waiver it requested for to clear the navigation aids at the Lagos seaport The managing director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkutu who disclosed this in Lagos stated that rather, it paid over a hundred million naira to clear the imported equipment worth about N1bn. Akinkuotu said the equipment, which were…

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Our navigational facilities are operating optimally- NAMA

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has dismissed a press statement by the Nigerian Air Traffic Controller’s Association (NATCA) on the poor state of navigational infrastructure in the country, describing such claims as false. NAMA stated that the claim by Air Traffic Controllers that the diversion on the 6th of January, 2020 of a British Airways London Heathrow – Lagos bound BA 075 flight to Accra was occasioned by the degraded state of navigational and landing facilities due to lack of calibration was total untrue. NAMA in a statement signed…

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NAMA to begin installation of VSAT station, VHF radio systems at Akanu Ibiam Airport

Photo Caption: NAMA Director of Operations, Matthew Lawrence Pwajok (left) presents a souvenir to Rtd Air Marshal Adeola Amosu at the just concluded NATCA AGM in Kano, while NATCA President, Yomi Agoro (middle) looks on. Following the successful installation of the VSAT (very small aperture terminal) station at the Jos airport and the integration of the VHF (very high frequency) into the network in the North East corridor, the Nigerian airspace Management Agency (NAMA) will this week commence the installation of another VSAT station and VHF radio systems at the…

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NAMA takes delivery of CAT 3 ILS for Lagos, Abuja

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has taken delivery of consignments of equipment for category 3 Instrument Landing Systems/Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS/DME) for Lagos and Abuja airports. The consignments which were cleared over the weekend from Apapa wharf are already at the premises of the agency in Lagos. Speaking on this development, the managing director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said installation of these landing aids which will commence soon, is part of the agency’s effort to ensure that aircraft land in adverse weather condition especially during the harmattan. He…

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NAMA tasks ICAO on ATSEP licensing, says it would enhance safety

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has charged the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to consider as a matter of urgency, the inclusion of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) licensing in its Annex1 to the Chicago Convention. This the agency says would place the responsibility to ensure safety on the holder because a license is the confirmation of competence in a specific safety related area. Speaking at the just concluded 9th International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA) hosted by the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers…

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