Posted by Sade Williams
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) says a total of 80 personnel would undergo training at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria this year.
The Agency said the first batch of 20 are already receiving training on various courses at the college.
He noted that the aim of collaboration among aircraft manufacturers, pilots, engineers among others was to ensure high level of safety in the skies and on ground.
According to Farouk, aviation safety relies on technology hence ATSEPs were working behind the technology performing critical safety relevant and risk related maintenance on daily basis.
He stressed the need to encourage ATSEP personnel at state, region and international levels noting that their contributions to the overall safety and efficient handling of air traffic was very significant to warrant their inclusion in Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention.
Farouk commended ATSEPs for keeping the African skies safe despite the challenges encountered, urging them to be very professional in their duties by sustaining integrity, reliability and availability of the services provided in line with best practices.