The Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency
(NAMA) Mr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam has disclosed that over 60 percent revenue generated is from foreign airlines.
Speaking at the Association of foreign airlines
representatives in Nigeria(AFARN) safety summit 2014, Lagos Abdulsalam said that foreign airlines are significantly contributing to the growth of the industry.
He said safety remains key to sustenance of the aviation industry and vowed to prioritise safety and make the airspace safe.
Abdulsalam stated the agency will commence training of Forty Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) on Performance Based Navigation (PBN) in Cairo, Egypt .
Abdulsalam, said the training is part of the wider effort of management in ensuring the continuous training and retraining of personnel to keep pace with dynamics of evolving technology adding that another five Air Traffic Controllers have been billed for Wind Shear Equipment training in Germany by December, 2015.
He said that with the Mode ‘S’ Data link and Controller/Pilot Data Link (CPDLC) almost ready for take-off, much of verbal communication between pilots and control tower would give way to digital/data communication, leading to less fatigue and increased flight precision.
Abdulsalam also expressed delight that management’s effort in staff training has boosted the area radar control service introduced last year with more Air Traffic Controllers, successfully obtaining ratings from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA).