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NAMA to commence calibration of DVOR/CAT III ILS with $8.5m KingAir 305i tomorrow

Foreign crew arrives Nigeria, Omni Blue contracted as backup Done with Pre Calibration brief INFORMATION reaching Nigerianflightdeck indicates that Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has carried out its pre-calibration brief and calibration exercise will commence with Doppler Omni-Directional Range (VOR) and the CAT III Instrument Landing System(ILS) in Lagos. Our …

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Five months after acquisition, $8.5 million calibration aircraft continues to gather dust-Investigation

 As NAMA set to spend extra N152.5 million on Jan 16 calibration INVESTIGATIONS have uncovered that the $8.5 million King Air 350i calibration airplane acquired by Federal Government is seeming gathering dust since it was acquired in August 2019 (over five months ago) as the country is set to spend …

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How NAVAIDs waiver cost NAMA N100m, over 6 months at Lagos sea port

INABILITY to obtain Customs Duty Waiver from the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) may have caused the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) over a hundred million naira and six months’ delay at the Lagos sea port for imported safety critical navigation equipment.  The equipment worth about a billion naira (N1bn) was …

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Yadudu insists BA diverted to Accra based on their SOP, not due to landing aids

MANAGING Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) Captain Rabiu Yadudu Thursday said British Airways diverted London Heathrow – Lagos bound BA 075 flight to Accra on its own accord not because they couldn’t land, but because they felt their own SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) demands that they …

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NAMA says BA diversion to Accra, unnecessary, navigational, landing aids serviceable

Confirms facilities calibration will commence January 16 NIGERIAN Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) have said that the diversion on the 6th of January, British Airways (BA) and other foreign operators are avoidable based on existing facilities as BA has been operating into Lagos daily using the ILS CATII on Runway 18 …

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Despite acquisition of $8.5m calibration aircaft NATCA worry over degraded NAVAIDS

FOLLOWING diversion of British Airways and Air France flights to Accra and Cotonou respectively due to the state of navigational and landing facilities, The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (NATCA)has called for facilities to be calibrated. President of NATCA, Abayomi Agoro who called for the calibration of facilities noted with …

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Air traffic engineers call for more investment, training on cyber security

As NAAE re-elect Dung for second term AIR Traffic Engineers in the country have called on aviation authorities in the country to invest more in building capacity of members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance / Air Traffic Management …

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When House of Reps stormed the aviation community in Lagos

THIS week the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation came for their oversight function on some aviation agencies, Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) where they promised varying degree of support to move the industry forward. Also the …

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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 Agency (NAMA) to ensure it dutifully carries out its functions of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) through as well as support the agency in its planned upgrades of said facilities. This is just as the …

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NAMA Director, Farouk Umar’s NPOM Award product of diligence, hard work

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award on the Director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Farouk Ahmed Umar is in recognition of his immense contributions towards the improvement of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) facilities to ensure …

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