Kano - The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has successfully conducted a Site Acceptance Test (SAT) at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
Olajumoke Adetona, the Acting General Manager of Personnel Administration of the agency, said the examination of the tower equipment was part of the preparatory for the commissioning of the Safe Tower Project.
Addetona added that the Site Acceptance Test, which was conducted using a Test Procedure Book, was intended to ascertain conformance with all stated and specified functions of the equipment within environmental tolerance.
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The Managing Director of NAMA, Engineer Ibrahim Abdulsalam, also used the occasion to declare open a four-day awareness training on the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract and Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication project (ADS-C/CPDLC).
He described the two projects as strategic in the agency’s effort to transform air traffic management services in the country.
Abdulsalam listed the benefits of the Kano Safe Tower project to include use of electronic or paperless flight progress strips, effective and efficient flight planning, reduction in ATC workload, availability of a Radar Monitoring System for enhanced Air traffic situation awareness, automated data storage for effective billing, availability of meteorological information online and vertical wind shear alerting system among others.
The benefits of the ADS-C/CPDLC include extended range communication that would ensure effective ATM delivery within the Nigerian airspace, reduced ATC and Pilot workload, enhanced safety through accuracy and efficiency in communication between crews, reduction in flight delays, flight times, fuel burnt and carbon emissions, provision of cost effective surveillance and data communication, elimination of air-ground communication blind spots within the airspace and the provision of effective coverage over the oceanic airspace.
- CAJ News