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AIMAN expresses worry on the non-implementation of AIS automation

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Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency ( NAMA), Captain Fola Akinkuotu

Members of the Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria (AIMAN) will be a lot happier if the implementation of the Aeronautical Information Service AIS automation for more than ten years is revisited.

This is with a view to completing the project and enhances flight safety in Nigeria.

In a statement signed by the President of AIMAN Mr. Williams Ngerem made available to the media heralding this year’s AIS celebration, said the AIS automaton remained critical in the overall regularity and reliability of aeronautical data globally

He said it was disheartening to note that for over 10 years since its inception that the much talked about AIS Automation was yet to come on stream, having suffered several stillbirths.

“Without prejudice to current efforts by the federal government to realize this laudable dream, it is pertinent to note that Nigeria as the African giant cannot continue to lag behind when several African countries have embraced automation in aeronautical information dissemination”

He enjoined NAMA management to liaise with relevant organizations to see to the final attainment of AIM in Nigeria at the shortest possible time.

“I also charge the federal government to use its good offices to accelerate the implementation of the AIM project so that Nigeria can take its rightful position in the comity of nations”.

The theme of this year’s AIS day is ‘The Benefits of Automation to Aeronautical Information Management’.

Guests expected at the event are: Captain Ado Sanusi, Managing Director/Chief Executive – Aero Contractors who is the chairman of the occasion, DG NCAA, Captain Muktar Usman, NCA Rector, Captain Abdulsalami Mohammed etc.

The World AIS Day celebration is an annual event observed by all contracting states in accordance with the declaration by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to facilitate better professional practices and enlightening the public on the importance of aeronautical information services as a safety critical profession in the aviation industry.

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