THE Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, has set up a committee to commence the immediate review of the nation’s Aeronautical Information Procedure, AIP.
The review, the agency said, is intended to capture facilities that have been upgraded at the airports including fire cover, lighting systems, aerodrome layout, airfield lighting facilities, navigational facilities and visual aids.
The Nigerian AIP is a state document that contains all aeronautical information that relates to the services, procedures, facilities and personnel at all Nigerian airports or within the Nigerian airspace.
According to the NAMA Managing Director, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu , “the AIP review became necessary following the ongoing certification of Nigerian international airports by the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO.
The review intends to capture facilities that have been upgraded at the airports including fire cover, lighting systems, aerodrome layout, airfield lighting facilities, navigational facilities and visual aids.”
Akinkuotu added, “safety critical information to be captured in the review include landing and takeoff distance available, runway end safety area (RESA), flight approach procedure for all airports, state weather minima for all airports and aerodrome characteristics”.
The committee is headed by NAMA General Manager, Safety Management Systems/Quality Assurance, Mr Mathew Lawrence Pwajok.
The committee’s review exercise is being conducted as a collaborative effort by NAMA with the support of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), towards the attainment of successful certification of Nigerian international airports by ICAO.