Max Air incident: Our ILS in Minna airport not epileptic – NAMA

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said its Instrument Landing System, ILS in Minna Airport, Niger state is in good working condition and not epileptic with unreliable signals as alleged by Max Air. The management of NAMA is reacting to a statement by Max Air’s director of operations, Capt. Ibrahim Dilli who attributed the airline’s unfortunate incident involving its Boeing 747-400 with registration No. 5N-DBK at Minna airport on Saturday, the 7th of September, to the Instrument Landing System at the Minna Airport NAMA in a statement signed by…

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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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NAMA dismisses claims of obsolete equipment, begins calibration of Navigational Aids

The Nigerian airspace Management agency (NAMA) has dismissed a publication with the title “Flight Disruption Looms over Obsolete Navigational equipment.” The publication alleged imminent “massive flight delays and cancellations” during the yuletide due to “near obsolete navigational facilities at airports nationwide.” NAMA stated in their response that the above allegations is totally erroneous and misleading especially when viewed against ongoing efforts by the agency in the area of infrastructure upgrade across major airports in Nigeria. The Agency said there is the need to put things in proper perspective as the…

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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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ART deplores closure of Warri airport due to high navigational charges by NAMA

The Aviation Round Table and Safety Initiative (ART) has deplored closure of the Warri airport due to high navigational charges by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) The ART in a statement signed on behalf of the body by Mr. Olumide Ohunayo observed that the airport started as a hub for non-scheduled & charter operations and has grown to be providing scheduled services. The body maintained that the airport has eased the pains of passengers flying to Warri and other neighboring cities tremendously while growing the Nigerian economy in general,…

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Sirika to participate at NAMA’s stakeholders interactive forum in Lagos

The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika is to lead a high-powered federal government delegation to Lagos as the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) holds its first stakeholder’s interactive forum for the year 2018. The minister who has confirmed attendance will be the special guest of honour and is expected to declare the event open. The NAMA Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, the 11th of September, 2018 at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja is expected to attract key industry players, experts, service providers,…

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Capt Wada tasks aviation stakeholders on frequent collapse of domestic airlines  

The former governor of Kogi state, Capt Idris Wada has tasked aviation stakeholders to find solution to the frequent collapse of domestic airlines in the country in order to ensure their survival in business. Speaking at the dinner and awards to unveil the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers’ NAAPE compendium of 50 outstanding pilots  and engineers in Lagos Capt. Wada said the life spam of any domestic airline was too short in the country. He noted that domestic airlines hardly last for more than a decade, stressing that…

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