NAMA Moves To Raise Safety Measures At Airports

Yemisi Izuora
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)is going to strengthen its air traffic management and surveillance strategy to ensure a fool-proof safety network in all its operations across the country.

The Managing Director, Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam has issued a fresh directive to airspace managers and air traffic engineers across the nation’s airports to remain extra vigilant and pay utmost attention to minute details that are safety related.

Abdulsalam who issued this directive in an enlarged meeting with airspace managers and air traffic engineers at NAMA headquarters in Lagos, said that “in view of recent incidents involving some airlines and the unfortunate Bristow helicopter crash, it has become imperative that we maintain the highest standards of safety by promptly reporting and dealing with even the slightest safety related issue that comes up,”.

He said though NCAA has commenced an audit of the airlines but airspace managers are expected to make more efforts to compliment what the regulator is doing by going a little further than  to, in ensure maximum safety.

He charged Air Traffic Operations Managers and Quality Assurance Managers at the various airports to work in partnership with Airspace Managers to make for a harmonized network of operations, adding that NAMA will continue to maintain zero-tolerance for aviation incidents.

Abdulsalam also urged the agency’s personnel to take advantage of the dedicated hotlines for all complaints and enquiries where issues could be promptly reported to the headquarters office for immediate action.

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