The Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, tells OKECHUKWU NNODIM how the ongoing upgrade of the Instrument Landing Systems at the Abuja and Lagos airports will enhance the capacity of pilots to land airplanes in low visibility
How ready is NAMA in terms of extending navigational services to the new terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport,Abuja?
The point is that we have always been ready. When you have increased traffic; that means more airplanes will come in and so we have to provide more manpower which we are doing in terms of air traffic controllers.
We are close to achieving a higher level of landing navigational aid in Abuja. Except for some bureaucratic bottlenecks, we should have had a CAT-3 (Category Three) landing system here which will improve our capability to land airplanes in very poor visibility.