Home / Business & Economy / Other Business News / NAMA debunk abandoning AIS automation project, says it has done more

NAMA debunk abandoning AIS automation project, says it has done more

THE Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said that its Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) automation is fully on course and has not been abandoned thus exposing its AIS personnel to the Covid-19 pandemic

NAMA in a reactionary statement signed by General Manager Public Affairs, Khalid Emele said nothing can be farther from the truth explaining that the AIS Automation contract was signed since 2009 and that the current administration has made remarkable interventions targeted at actualizing the AIS Automation project.

He explained,”These interventions came by way of granting and approval of funding for the project which never happened in the past. The agency on its part has never relented in its bid to actualize this dream. For instance, the installation of VSAT nodes necessary for the transmission of data to remote locations is currently ongoing with 8 important nodes already running.

“The joint pilot briefing offices where the AIS Automation will operate from are simultaneously being installed with 8 offices fully completed.

Just yesterday, another batch of equipment for installation landed at the seaport and is being cleared in Lagos.

According to Emele, following management’s desire to fast-track the automation project, the contractor was recently mandated to air-freight Kano and Kaduna master VSAT equipment for immediate installation instead of shipping. Kano VSAT is already up and running while that of Kaduna has been cleared to NAMA stores for immediate installation.

Furthermore, the Aeronautical Message Handling System (AMHS) and AIS database have been manufactured and are ready for shipment

He said, “The point must also be made that management has vigorously pursued the training and retraining of different categories of AIS staff preparatory to the takeoff of automation. While several batches of personnel have undergone factory training at different times, other AIS staff has equally been trained at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT) Zaria to ensure they are at par with their colleagues worldwide.

It is pertinent to note that the ongoing project is huge and all-encompassing, even as it seeks to address many gaps in the sector including the automation of AIS processes which had remained unattended to in the past.


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

UBA rewards 100 customers with N100, 000 each amid COVID 19 Meltdown

ONE hundred loyal customers of Pan African Financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc …

Bestfly secures long term contract for Angola oil and gas shuttle services

ANGOLAN fixed wing and rotary aircraft operator, Bestfly, has secured a three-year contract to support …

COVID-19: NAMA tells staff to adhere to safety procedures as FG lifts lock down

MANAGING director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Capt. Fola Akinkuotu has tasked staff …

Worker’s Day: ATSSSAN threatens to tackle employers on arbitrary salary cut, unpaid leave

AIR Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) has in its 2020 May Day …

NUATE marks Worker’s Day, to prepare members for post-COVID-19 work changes

NATIONAL Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has, in its low key May 1, 2020 …

Leave a Reply

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

%d bloggers like this: