Connect with us

General news

Air safety: Association seeks intervention fund for completion of aeronautical information system automation

Published

on

Air safety: Association seeks intervention fund for completion of aeronautical information system automation

The Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria (AIMAN), has urged the Federal Government to approve a special intervention fund to speed up completion of Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) automation in the country.


The association said this would ensure enhanced safety and efficiency in the Nigerian airspace and bring Nigeria at par with other Western and African nations that had made laudable advancements in this regard.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the President of AIMAN, Mr William Ngerem made the call on Wednesday at the 2019 World AIS Day in Lagos.

Ngerem noted that the theme of this year’s celebration, “The Benefits of Automation to Aeronautical Information Management’’, was apt due to the challenges being faced in the implementation.

“While the realisation of the AIS Automation has been ongoing for a very long time, I must not fail to commend the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika for his efforts at upgrading navigational facilities around the country,’’ he said.

According to him, the ongoing installation of Category 3 Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) in Lagos and Abuja will improve the ability of aircraft to land at zero visibility, especially during the harmattan haze, which before now has been a perennial problem.

Ngerem said the Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu had been focused on delivering the AIS Automation project.

He, however, noted that in spite of these efforts to transit from the AIS to the Aeronautical Information Management (AIM), there were still some challenges which needed to be addressed.

The AIMAN president said these included training of AIS personnel on Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) and Aeronautical Message Handling System (AMHS).

He said so far, out of 245 AIS personnel in NAMA, only 26 staff had received trainings required to run the automation which was below the requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Also speaking, the General Manager AIS, NAMA, Mr Kabir Gusau, said the transition from AIS to AIM was very important, adding that Nigeria should not be left behind.

He said the automation project when fully implemented would ensure increased productivity and improved safety in the aviation industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asowata Omosuri: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

DSS cautions against inciting, unguarded statements Fact checking: Media expert urges journalists to shun fake news during Edo, Ondo polls Digital identification will fast track issuance of facilities — NIS India to mark Independence Day amid tight security, social distancing England resumes lockdown easing, stiffens punishment for rule breaches Ex-Edo assembly speaker seeks court’s protection over alleged planned arrest You must undertake to finish Evans’s case, judge tells 5th counsel One dies in Anambra auto accident, FRSC Turkey may suspend ties with UAE over Israel deal, says Erdogan FMC, Ebute Meta didn’t detain my wife, quadruplets over bills- Anyaegbu 4 killed in small plane crash in eastern DR Congo – Governor WASSCE: School leaders in Ibadan express views Edo governorship election: INEC trains visually impaired on use of braille ballot guide NEPZA, Lagos collaborate on HSE Unit  NGO trains journalists virtually on TB reportage Britain orders about 90m doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines Nightlife shut down in Italy’s Calabria as coronavirus numbers rise China reaffirms support for Palestine after United States brokers Israel-UAE peace deal Syphilis may have spread in Europe before Columbus – study Chinese embassy donates cash, PPEs to Philippines’ medical frontliners Ogun SUBEB to understudy BESDA implementation in Oyo State  FG earmarks N2.5bn for development of Wawa-Zange grazing reserve Removal of Unilag VC like hatchet job, says Committee of Vice Chancellors Philippines Govt. orders face shield, in addition to face mask at work, in transport COVID-19: NCDC, ICRC to train 25 Anambra doctors on infection prevention, control Court fixes Sept. 1 to hear suit filed by removed Qua’an-pan LG chairman Uganda warns of COVID-19 surge in capital city Anambra Assembly pledges to support grassroots football Working mothers: group tasks Kano govt on 6 months maternity leave Lockdown in New Zealand’s largest city to continue for 12 more days EU agrees to buy 300m doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine CAN inaugurates 5 directorates to enhance activities in Plateau Man in court over alleged motorcycle theft Shea: Association pledges to involve traditional leaders in project nationwide  Macron to host Merkel at Mediterranean summer residence NASFAT Chief Missioner urges Nigerians to coexist harmoniously for peace, development Families of Beirut blast victims push for international probe N/Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, appoints new prime minister Man remanded for alleged culpable homicide Lebanon alone must decide its own future, says Iran foreign minister Ipas harps on domestication of international, regional instruments that promote women’s reproductive health Katsina SEMA records 1,727 flood victims in Baure Dozens missing as landslides kill 9 in Nepal   Mechanic docked over alleged motorcycle theft UK says it has no choice but to quarantine French arrivals New protests in Belarus as EU sanctions loom Military air raid knocks out ISWAP camp, kills several terrorists in Borno Pompeo discusses 5G on Austrian leg of Europe tour Arsenal signs Brazil winger, Willian on a 3-year contract Eurozone economy contraction confirmed at 12.1% in Q2