NAMA explains why some aircraft diversions are imperative

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has noted that the inability of some international flights to land at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, is largely due to issues of inclement weather and company minimas of affected airlines. NAMA in a statement signed by Mr Khalid Emele, the general manager public affairs stated that some aircraft diversions are in the interest of safety. NAMA explained in the statement that: “The facts on record are as follows: Lagos has two runways- 18 Right and 18 Left. The Doppler Very High Omni-Directional…

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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 announces resumption air traffic services at Osubi airstrip

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, (NAMA) has announced the resumption of air traffic services at Osubi airstrip. A statement signed by the general manager Public affairs of NAMA, Khalid Emele said the decision is consequent upon the payment of N31 million by Shoreline Oil Services Ltd, operators of the airstrip, being part payment of accumulated charges for the provision of air traffic services at the airstrip by NAMA. The payment leaves Shoreline Oil Services with a debt balance of N566, 422, 000.50 as of today, the 28th October, 2018. It will…

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NAMA insists TRACON facility is in order, debunks lack of spares claim

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has declared that the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON), project is working optimally. NAMA also said that spare parts for the facility are regularly sourced from the manufacturer, Thales of France whenever required. A statement by Mr. Khalid Emele, the General Manager, Public Affairs, NAMA said that the Director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services, Engr. Farouk Umar was quoted out of context during his presentation at the stakeholders’ forum held by the airspace manager in Lagos on Tuesday. According to Emele, NAMA…

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