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Safety: Nigeria's CAA Acquires Aircraft Tracker


Safety: Nigeria's CAA Acquires Aircraft Tracker

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*Safety: Nigeria's CAA Acquires Aircraft Tracker

By Lateef Lawal

Aircraft Tracking equipment was early this month added as part of the safety valve put in place by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) to further solidify the country’s recent attainment of Category 1 safety status.

At the official unveiling of the instrument at the Aviation House, Lagos which drew a large number of stakeholders, the Director General of NCAA, Dr Harold Demuren told the gathering that, “We can track aircraft movements within our airspace. The system is a satellite-based integrated flight tracking and weather forecasting tool, independent of terrestrial radar facilities to improve safety and surveillance functions of NCAA". ( Continues below..... )

Dr. Harold Olusegun Demuren

Photo Above: Dr. Harold Olusegun Demuren

Demuren added: ”It is a real-time oversight and surveillance tool we are deploying for tracking all civil aircraft in our airspace.” Dr Demuren noted that since safety is the watch-word of the industry all over the world, the authority would not want to experience the sad episode of the Bellview air crash at Lisa village in Ota, Ogun on 6th November, 2005 and the missing Beechcraft 1900 at Bebi on 15th March, 2008 which took some time to locate.

With the aircraft system, he explained, ”We can know that a particular aircraft is flying in our airspace, if it is taxiing on the runway, we know it is on ground; even if you switch off everything, we will still see the aircraft as it is packed in the apron. It is a leading-edge technical solution to enhance NCAA’s safety oversight in Nigerian controlled airspace.” ( Continues below….. )

United Airlines Airborne Plane

The Director General further explained that the data generated from the system will also be useful for Search and Rescue mission and that it is a dependable tool for accident investigation. Enumerating the benefits of the the Aircraft Tracker, Dr Demuren noted that airline operators in the country have a lot to gain from the system as it would assist them tremendously in:

1. Improved fleet management.
2. Flight fuel management-automated collection of fuel burnt reporting.
3. Enhanced safety of flight operations through the use of real-time flight operations data.
4. Automated engine/airframe exceedance reporting (flap performance, hard landing).
5. Meteorological Data Reporting.
6. Real-time flight following and cockpit voice services world-wide.

Lateef Lawal (NigerianAviationNews)

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