Home / Aviation News / NAMA Director advises African CAAs to emulate Nigeria, train ATSEP
Engineer Farouk Ahmed Umar, NAMA DSEES

NAMA Director advises African CAAs to emulate Nigeria, train ATSEP

  • As airspace agency trains 80 personnel in NCAT this year
DIRECTOR of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engineer Ahmed Umar Farouk has urged Civil Aviation Authorities all over Africa to follow Nigeria’s lead by facilitating training and licensing of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP)

According to him, a total of 80 personnel have been programmed for training at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria this year with first batch of 20 already receiving training

Engineer Farouk, who gave this advise in Abuja at the 9th IFATSEA African Regional Conference said only properly trained personnel can successfully execute timely system maintenance procedures at CNS Stations easily effectively.

Farouk noted that the quality of maintenance and level of competence possessed by any ATSEPs has a direct bearing on training undergone and certification obtained.

“As I speak we have programmed 80 personnel to be trained at NCAT Zaria this year alone, the first batch of 20 personnel are already in Zaria since last week. I urge other CAAs in Africa to follow the example of Nigeria by providing and facilitating the speedy training and licensing of ATSEPs in their respective countries”

According to him, untrained ATSEP was a potential risk to the system adding that training remained the only mitigation.

Farouk noted that aviation industry growth and change resulted in safety threats different from those of the past hence the fundamental objective of the International Civil Aviation Organisation was safety in the global air transport system.

He noted that the aim of collaboration among aircraft manufacturers, pilots, engineers among others was to ensure high level of safety in the skies and on ground.

According to Farouk, aviation safety depended on technology hence ATSEPs were working behind the technology performing critical safety relevant and risk related maintenance on daily basis.

He stressed the need to encourage ATSEP personnel by according them more recognition at state, region and international levels noting that their contributions to the overall safety and efficient handling of air traffic was very significant to warrant their inclusion in Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention.

Farouk commended ATSEPs for keeping the African skies safe despite the challenges encountered, urging them to be very professional in their duties by sustaining integrity, reliability and availability of the services provided in line with best practices.

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

NIS rescues 150 suspected human trafficking victims at MMIA, processes 58,000 pax on VoA in 12 months

Command receives materials from Access Bank IN furtherance to the fight against human trafficking around …

Delayed baggage: Nigeria urges int’l airlines to use bigger aircraft for flights this Yuletide

AFRICAN airlines including Royal Air Maroc, Egypt Air and some others have said to have …

House Co’ttee on Aviation to support NAMA on facility upgrades, funding

HOUSE of Representatives Committee on Aviation has said it will support the Nigerian Airspace Management …

Flight delays, cancellations: Airlines need to plan for the unexpected

AFTER the over 6,600 flight delays recorded for September and October, the Nigerian Civil Aviation …

FAAN has stepped up measures against stowaways, airport encroachment-NCAA

REPORTED cases of encroachments on the airside and alleged aircraft intrusion in Nigeria has reduced …

Leave a Reply

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

%d bloggers like this: