Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, has commenced calibration of navigational equipment at some airports across the country to enhance air safety. The one week exercise is being handled by ASECNA , a Dakar based Calibration firm.
The Managing Director of the Agency Engineer Mazi Nnamdi Udoh said in Lagos on Wednesday that the calibration of the navigational aids would assist in putting all the navigational aids in proper shape at these airports.
According to NAMA General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Supo Atobatele, “The routine calibration exercise commenced at the State owned Birni Kebbi airport where newly installed Doppler Very High Omni -directional Radio Range (DVOR), Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and Instrument Landing System (ILS) were commissioned.”
Atobatele further said, “Routine checks on VOR/DME equipment at Sokoto, Jos and Abuja are to be carried out by the technical team including the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) of the Abuja and Kaduna airports. The glide slope of Kaduna will be re-checked as well.”
“Similarly, the newly installed Conventional VOR /DME at Enugu airportwill be commissioned while the VOR/DME at Owerri and ILS/DME at Ilorinare for routine check.”
NAMA spends about N200milion annually to calibrate navigational aidsat 26 airports across the country.