The Nigerian Society of Engineers has talked to the Federal Government to make certain routine upgrade of the country’s air navigational aids.
The Chairman, Aeronautical Division, NSE, Mr Patrick Achurufe, while acclaiming the Federal Government on the investment it produced in the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria task, called for a sustained upgrade of the facility.
“Given that aviation is dynamic, most components of these facilities need to be upgraded from time to time in line with world best practices and International Civil Aviation Organisation specification” he mentioned.
Achurufe, who made this known when he led a team of aeronautical engineers on a tour of facilities at the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, said the NSE believed in the ability of the nation’s navigational infrastructure to guarantee safety and security of flight in the country.
He stated the results of the team at the conclusion of the tour, had enhanced the peace of mind of its members on the security of the Nigerian airspace.
According to him, the on-the-spot assessment of the nation’s navigational tools and also how the facilities are actually being deployed by the personnel in operations revealed that a whole lot has actually been actually carried out by NAMA both in the acquisition of critical infrastructure and training of appropriate personnel.
He commended the staff members of the organization for their persistence and effort, pointing out that members were astounded at the mastery as well as productivity along with which crucial staffs discharged their tasks in communicating with aviators, vectoring airplane as well as surveillance of the airspace generally.
He detailed that with membership drawn from all engineers working in the aviation sector, the Nigerian Society of Engineers’ Aeronautical Division was actually developed to promote the growth of the profession and also to make sure that criteria and finest process were actually maintained in the aviation industry.