The management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, weekend said the Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) project has reached ninety seven percent completion.
This is coming just as the Aeronautical Information Services Association of Nigeria, AISAN, lauded the Federal Government for striving to make the Nigerian airspace to rank among the safest in the world.
The agency said to expedite action on the AIS automation, it has install two antennae each at 11 airport stations across the country.
Commending the Federal government, AISAN president Comrade Babatunde Shittu said, AIS automation would further boost air safety in Nigeria and enhance search and rescue operation as National Emergency Management Agency,NEMA, is incorporated into the project.
The airports to benefit from the project include: Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ilorin, Jos, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Owerri, and Yola. Others are Zaria, Calabar, Osubi, Minna, Kaduna, Enugu, Katsina, Ibadan, Benin, Akure, Bebi, Bonny, Eket and Escravos.
Comrade Shittu who led a delegation of AISAN executive on a courtesy visit to NAMA management thanked the Managing Director, Engr. Mazi Nnamdi Udoh for his relentless effort in actualizing the dream of AIS automation, the migration to e-flight plan since November, 2012 in compliance with ICAO directive and the recent deployment of more staff to the department.
Shittu also urged Engr. Udoh to ensure that Nigeria transits from Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) on or before the 15th November 2013 according to amendment 37, annex 17 of ICAO convention.