FG’s TRACON Equipment To Enhance Safety, Security Of Nigeria’s Airspace

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The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika (fifth from left) flanked by stakeholders during his visit to CXR Networks headquarters in Paris, France.

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has reiterated the government’s commitment to the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON) equipment to enhance the safety and security of Nigeria’s airspace.

During his visit to CXR Networks in Paris – the company engaged by the Nigerian government to manufacture the equipment for the TRACON project – Sirika stated that the project is one of the legacy projects of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in the aviation sector. He commended the government of France for its support towards the project and its implementation.

The equipment will be deployed to aid civil and military aviation operations at designated airports and flying routes in Nigeria.

The project is expected to enhance the capacity, efficiency and capability of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), which is responsible for the management of Nigeria’s airspace.

Also, Sirika mentioned that the various components of the equipment are some of the best globally, manufactured in line with the best international recommended practices and standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

The chief operating officer of CXR Networks, Marco Di Valerio expressed the company’s readiness to ensure that the project is delivered on time and in line with the terms of engagement, adding that the equipment is of the best standards and the latest in air traffic management and security.

Sirika, accompanied by other government officials, went on a guided tour of the facilities of the world-class manufacturing company of aviation equipment.

Oluchi Okorafor
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