4 December 2012

Nigeria: NAMA Deploys New Radio Frequency

Lagos — Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) says it has raised another frequency on 120.9MHz to decongest the current one and as part of the organisation's Operational Readiness Review (ORR).

NAMA in a statement yesterday said the current radio frequency -127.3 MHz for the Lagos Area Control Centre, is now congested following heavy traffic within the southern airspace and the best solution now is to create additional frequency to allow for effective radio communication between pilots and air traffic controllers.

NAMA said as part of the Operational Readiness Review (ORR), new procedures are being drawn, gap analysis, and safety audit are being conducted while the engineers and air traffic controllers are presently testing the new frequency. "The management will immediately deploy the new radio frequency for operation by Monday 17the December, 2012 when the integrity of the system is ascertained. Globally, from time to time, air traffic system management could be redefined to accommodate new additional equipment and that is what the agency has been doing of recent to allow for service delivery," NAMA said.

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