Home / Aviation News / NAMA set to deliver AIS automation December 2016, solicits stakeholders’ support
L-R: Dir. of Transport, NCAA, Capt. A M Sidi, DG, NIMET, Dr Athony Anuforom, Ag. NAMA MD, Engr. Emma Anasi and Military Airport Commandant, MMIA, Wing. Cmdr Imoke Emeng Imoke at the AIS Automation forum, NAMA headqurters, Lagos recently.

NAMA set to deliver AIS automation December 2016, solicits stakeholders’ support

AS the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) prepares to meet the December 2016 deadline for the completion of the first phase of the Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) Automation in 11 locations, the agency is enjoining the co-operation of data originators and other stakeholders to ensure a smooth takeoff of the project and also enhance its sustainability

Speaking at the AIS Automation stakeholders’ forum which held at the agency’s headquarters in Lagos, the Ag. Managing Director of NAMA, Engr. Emma Anasi noted that all the key agencies or data originators would need to enhance their data collation, origination, processing, storage and exchange system to meet the requirement for data integrity, accuracy and availability under the AIS Automation.

Key agencies include the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigerian Air Force, etc

NAMA
NAMA

Anasi further stressed that on completion, the facility would link Nigeria to a centralized aeronautical database which will be connected to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) AFI Region Centralized Aeronautical Information Data Base (AFI-CAT).

Anasi affirmed that on completion of the second phase of the project by December 2017, the 26 VSAT facilities located at various airports nationwide under the AIS Automation project would provide a structure for the exchange and management of flight, operational, aerodrome, safety, meteorological, financial as well as administrative information.

He said, “this network of information flow from service providers or data originators to airlines or airspace users would create the required environment for Airport Collaborative Decision Making.”

Other deliverables according to the NAMA boss would include the enhancement of e-NOTAM, e-Flight Planning, e-AIP,   e-TOD, e-Charts, e-Flight briefing and also boost capacity for voice and data communication for both air to ground and ground to ground communication.

Earlier in his remarks, the Director General of NIMET, Dr Anthony Anuforom called for regular meetings of stakeholders to monitor the progress of the automation project stating that such interaction would fast-track the process and ensure sustainability over time. Present at the forum were representatives of the Military Air Command, NCAA, FAAN, and NIMET.

About NigerianFlightDeck

mm
Nigerianflightdeck is an online news and magazine platform reporting business stories with a bias for aviation and travel. It is borne out of the intention to inform, educate as well as alter perceptions with balanced reportage.

Check Also

Changing face of MMIA: FAAN installs new cooling system at Arrival

Look, my brother, I have travelled this airport on numerous occasions and this is the first time in years that I step out of the aircraft and feel like I am still in a lush environment. In fact I feel the same sensation as if I’m still in the aircraft and although this is quite nice, they need to maintain it so it doesn’t get bad. Maintenance is key.”

AIB releases preliminary report of VP helicopter crash, issues two immediate safety recommendations

The initial findings also indicated that the bureau could not conduct drug and alcohol tests on the pilots and according to the weather report obtained from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), the prevailing conditions were good but that the aircraft hovered to land in a brown out condition.

NCAA investigates trending picture of worn out aircraft tyres, yet to establish photo veracity

"In addition to the Authority oversight roles, NCAA has placed the onerous responsibility of the first line of safety on the operating airlines’ Pilot In Command of each flight and the assigned Engineer that authorized each flight. With all the various checks and counter checks put in place by NCAA combined with that of the operators, it is therefore improbable that any airline in Nigeria will operate a service with that kind of tyre.

TSA: NAMA insists non-schedule operators must adhere to cashless payment

As part of the resolutions made at the end of the meeting, operators or their representatives are to each open and fund a domiciliary account with which to effect all financial transactions with NAMA through monetary transfers to the agency’s sub-account with the CBN using a smart phone.

Leadstream Aviation initiates plans to bring in Boeing Simulator

Tinkers strategies to save airlines operational downtime LEADSTREAM Aviation Training, recently approved as an Approved …

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar