By Sade Williams
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 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.
A statement from the office of the Managing Director, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu stated that the AIP review became necessary following the ongoing certification of Nigerian international airports by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
According to the statement, 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.
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.
Headed by the 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 in support of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), towards the attainment of successful certification of Nigerian international airports by ICAO.