Nigeria will launch its Safe Tower Project at the Aminu Kano International Airport in northwest Kano State toward boosting air traffic management services in the country, an official said on Tuesday.

AirportSpokesperson for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Jumoke Adetona said in a statement reaching Xinhua in Lagos, the nation’s commercial hub, that the agency had successfully conducted a Site Acceptance Test (SAT) of the installed equipment at the airport in preparation for the inauguration.

The project would lead to effective and efficient flight planning, availability of Radar Monitoring System for enhanced air traffic situation awareness, she added.

Adetona said the project will also introduce automated data storage for effective billing, availability of meteorological information online and real time as well as vertical wind shear alerting system.

The Safe Tower Project which was conceived since 2006 was aimed at automating air traffic management services at the four major airports in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Kano.

While others have since been commissioned, that of Kano suffered a series of setbacks, leading to the rebuilding of a completely new safe tower for Kano airport. Enditem


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