NAMA creates new PBN regional routes

As part of plans to resume international flight operations in the country, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has created 9 new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Area Navigation 10 (RNAV10) regional routes across the nation’s airspace. Making this disclosure in a statement, the managing director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu listed the newly created PBN routes to include UQ300- connecting Lagos to the Central African Republic; UY604-linking Abuja, Port Harcourt to Southern Africa; UQ181- connecting East and Central Africa to Europe through Nigerian airspace and UQ400-connecting southern Africa to North…

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Airport reopening: NAMA upgrades Search & Rescue

Photo Caption: NAMA Director of Operations, Matthew Lawrence Pwajok (right) inspecting some of the Search and Rescue equipment in Lagos  Ahead of the planned resumption of flights in the country, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has procured sophisticated search and rescue equipment to boost its aeronautical search and rescue capability across the Nigerian airspace. The equipment which are being distributed among the nation’s Rescue Coordination Centers (Lagos and Kano) and Rescue Subcenters (Abuja, Port Harcourt, Maiduguri, Enugu, Ilorin and Sokoto) include plotting facilities, communication facilities, medical supplies and International…

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Automation fully on course-NAMA

 The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said its automation is fully on course contrary to reports on that. The agency while responding to a press statement making the rounds in the media to the effect that the agency had abandoned the implementation of Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) automation explained that th statement by the Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria (AIMAN) where they body was quoted as saying that “NAMA management has neglected the implementation of the AIS Automation, thereby exposing personnel to Covid-19 pandemic”, is not true. NAMA…

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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 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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