The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has set up a committee to commence immediate review of the nation’s Aeronautical Information Procedure (AIP).
The Managing Director, NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said in a statement that the office of the Nigerian AIP is a state document that contains all aeronautical information that relates to the services, procedures, facilities and personnel at all the country’s airports or within the Nigerian airspace.
Capt. Akinkuotu explained that the AIP review became necessary following the on-going certification of Nigerian international airports by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
He said the review 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 statement added: “Safety critical information to be captured in the review includes landing and take-off distance available, runway end safety area (RESA), flight approach procedure for all airports, state weather minimal for all airports and aerodrome characteristics.”
The committee, the statement said, is headed by the General Manager, Safety Management Systems/Quality Assurance, Mr. Mathew Lawrence Pwajok.