ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) hascommenced the training of air traffic controllers and engineers ahead ofthe deployment of modern air traffic management systems at local airports.
The training is ongoing at the Lagos Area Control Centre ahead of thebilled Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract/Controller-Pilot DataLink Communication (ADS-C/CPDLC) deployment.Olajumoke Adetona, the Acting General manager personal administrationNigerian Airspace Management Agency, the three-day training is takingplace at the Nigeriaa Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Training Hall,Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
She said the training was meant to train staff on the installation andusage of the facility as commissioning date approaches.staff of other aviation agencies as well as stakeholders in the sector arealso attending the training.Managing Director of NAMA, Engineer Ibrahim Abdulsalam, noted that thedecision to deploy ADS-C/CPDLC to Nigeria falls in line with the agency’svision of being a leading ANSP in the world by deploying moderntechnologies for communication, navigation, surveillance and air mrafficmanagement within the Nigerian airspace.
He maintained that the agency’s efforts at developing Nigeria’s ATM andairspace capacity such as this one were geared towards safely andeffectively accommodating increasing flight operations in an aviationsector that has witnessed remarkable growth and structural expansion overtime.
Abdulsalam declared that the ADS-C/CPDLC project was being strategicallydeployed in Lagos and Kano to cover the entire Nigerian airspace as wellas remote continental and oceanic airspace to provide capacity forSatellite Based Communication and Satellite Based Surveillance within andoutside the Nigerian airspace.
– CAJ News