The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), is set to commence the calibration of the navigational aids at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja in readiness for resumption of flight operations, according to its Managing Director, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu.
The resumption of flights today would come ahead of Wednesday’s deadline originally planned for the opening of the facility.
This is coming as Ethiopian Airways flight is set to be the first airline to land on the rehabilitated runway.
The airline’s aircraft is slated to arrive at 11 am on Tuesday.
Only Ethiopian Airways agreed to operate to Kaduna airport when government diverted flights from Abuja. Other carriers declined to do so. Ethiopian operated to Kaduna airport with its brand new B787, otherwise known as Dreamliner.Government plans to receive the carrier amid fanfare for supporting it when other airlines rejected Abuja airport outright.
The Federal Government had shut the Abuja airport runway after several portions of the facility failed with alligator cracks, thereby endangering lives and property.
The agency would also carry out flight check on seven other airports across the nation to guarantee effectiveness and accuracy of the instrument.
Calibration is the periodic evaluation of navigational aids used in aviation such as flight and electronic signals, to ensure they are safe and accurate.