The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has commissioned its newly installed Category 3 Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Runway 18 Right, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as well as Runway 22 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
In the same vein, it revealed that a flight commissioning of the newly installed Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Radio Range (DVOR) in Lagos has successfully been carried out, just as routine flight calibration has also been carried out on Runway 18 Left in Lagos.
The Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, was quoted to have said in a statement by the Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, on Sunday that a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been disseminated accordingly while calibration of navigational aids in other locations across the country is in progress to ensure all navigational aids in Nigeria that are due for calibration are covered.
According to Akinkuotu, in spite of initial hitches, it is gratifying to note that Runway 18R in Lagos has been certified for CAT 3 just as Runway 22 in Abuja with the newly acquired calibration aircraft by the Aviation Ministry. Both facilities are now fully operational.
While pledging a timely calibration of navigational facilities going forward, Akinkuotu said: “The availability of flight calibration aircraft will ensure that NAMA is able to carry out calibration as and when due.”