Daily Trust (Abuja)

8 December 2012

Nigeria: NEMA Deploys New Radio Frequency

Lagos — Nigerian Airspace Management Agency(NAMA) said on Monday that 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 said the current radio frequency -127.3 MHz for the Lagos Area Control Centre,is now congested following heavy traffic within the Southern airspace,adding that the best solution now is to create additional frequency to allow for effective radio communication between pilots and air traffic on 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 17,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

The agency while confirming the integrity of its navigation equipment across the nation's airports said management would not succumb to blackmails by any group within the system.

"NAMA,with the strong support of the Federal government through its various capital projects,remains a leading Air Navigation Service Provider in the Continent and the management under the leadership of Engineer Mazi Nnamdi Udoh has vowed to remain focused in taking the agency to a global reckoning", it stated

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