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Nigeria to introduce new geodetic system

Nigeria: Nigeria will soon introduce new geodetic system (WGS84) as 90 percent work has been done, according to Alhaji Ibrahim Auyo, Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). Auyo said that French Government is also helping in this process by providing training to two Nigerian people from the agency.

Referring NCAA director-general, Dr. Harold Demuren, Auyo said that Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will start performance-based navigation. It will link NAMA to the WGS84 and once it gets started, the terrestrial facilities like Instrument Landing System (ILS) will be gradually scrapped.

Commenting on International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) deadline for the migration to satellite-based navigation system by 2016, Auyo said that he is expecting by March NAMA will get almost all requisite software. He added that the agency has collaborated with NCAA in this direction. There are a many training programmes on it for the pilots.

Source: www.vanguardngr.com