NAMA commissions category 3 landing system at Lagos, Abuja airports

Fola Akinkuotu, Managing Director, NAMA

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) says it has commissioned the newly installed Category 3 Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Runway 18 Right, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and Runway 22 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Also the agency noted that it has carried out a flight commissioning of the newly installed DVOR (Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Radio Range) and routine flight calibration on Runway 18 Left in Lagos.

These developments were contained in a statement made available to PortNews in Lagos by the agency over the weekend.

The Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, in the statement, said a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to this effect has been disseminated accordingly while calibration of navigational aids in other locations across the country is in progress to ensure all navigational aids in Nigeria that are due for calibration are covered.

 “In spite of initial hitches, it is gratifying to note that Runway 18R in Lagos has been certified for CAT 3 just as Runway 22 in Abuja with the newly acquired calibration aircraft by the Aviation Ministry. Both facilities are now fully operational,” said Akinkuotu. 

The NAMA boss who pledged a timely calibration of navigational facilities said the availability of flight calibration aircraft will ensure that NAMA is able to carry out calibration as and when due.

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