Dr. Alex Nwuba has recommended creative revenue approaches for Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) amidst the current economic landscape.
Speaking at NATCA’s assembly, Nwuba highlights the challenge of cost recovery despite increasing air traffic post-COVID-19.
Amidst technological shifts, Nwuba urges NAMA to reevaluate cost recovery principles and boost revenues through customer engagement.
Nwuba suggests revenue expansion avenues, including flight procedures design and airspace planning services within and to other countries
.”NAMA can also expand and enhance its earnings through: Flight Calibration Services to other countries. Revenue from approval of telecommunications masts as ongoing supervision and also fines.” He added.
He advocates for services like Technical Training, Survey, Consultancy, and equipment provision at State and private aerodromes.
Nwuba raises concerns voiced by private airports and airlines about NAMA’s 23% revenue collection and a 5% service charge. Potentially he said it might be violating ICAO provisions and overcharging.