Home / Aviation News / AIMAN makes case for special intervention fund, training to facilitate automation
From left, General Manger, AIS, Nigeria Air Space Management Authority (NAMA), Alhaji Yahaya Gusau; Assistant General Manager, Operations, SAHCOL, Mr. Olu Okeowo; Guest Speak and Director of Operation, NAMA, Mr. Matthew Lawrence Pwajok and President, Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria (AIMAN), Surv. William George Ngerem, 2019 Aeronautical Information Service, (AIS) held at Welcome Event Centre, International Airport road, Lagos on 15/05/2019.

AIMAN makes case for special intervention fund, training to facilitate automation

AERONAUTICAL Information Management Association of Nigeria (AIMAN) has called on the Federal Government to approve special intervention fund to speed up the completion of AIS automation in order to ensure enhanced safety and efficiency in the Nigerian airspace.

Since the commencement of the AIS Automation project in the year 2000, the project is said to have attained 60% completion, a situation stakeholders have described not good for safety.

President of AIMAN, Surv. William George Ngere who made this call in his opening speech at the 2019 World AIS Day held in Lagos regretted that despite the importance of AIS to air safety, the aeronautical Message Handling system, AMHS, which was the gateway that the AIS Automation would ride on had been discovered that the factory acceptance test was yet to be carried out.

“The database is the bedrock for all the systems that will be used in generating Aeronautical Information products and this is extremely critical to the success of the AIS Automation project. The integrated database is based on the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model,AIXM.

Ngere equally made a case for more trainings of AIS personnel towards the transition from Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) to meet the required standards.

According to him, out of 245 AIS personnel in Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), only 13 AIS staff were trained on the Avitech Software (AMHS/AIS Course-8; AIM and structured publishing training-5), against the average 200 personnel required to run the automation.

“There is therefore a serious need for more trainings of AIS personnel towards the transition from AIS to AIM to meet the required standards. A conducive working environment is equally crucial to the automation project as this will play a key role in ensuring the highest performance and professionalism of personnel”.

About NigerianFlightDeck

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

Air Peace debunks reports of suspension of evacuation of Nigerians from S/A

MANAGEMENT of Nigeria’s major carrier, Air Peace, has debunked the report that it has suspended …

Governor Obiano hails Air Peace boss over SA free evacuation

ANAMBRA State government today commended the founder and chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, …

Xenophobia: Nigerians in S/A may wait till Saturday or Sunday  

NIGERIA will continue the scheduled evacuation of the next batch of evacuees from South Africa …

Xenophobic attacks: 188 Nigerians return home, rue losses

ONLY 188 of the first batch of 320 Nigerians scheduled to return from South Africa …

South Africa frustrates evacuation efforts, arrest Nigerians over documentation

SOUTH Africa Immigration may be causing problems by arresting Nigerians due to travel back to …

Leave a Reply

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

%d bloggers like this: