The General Manager, Public Affairs, Nigeria Aviation Management Agency, Mr Supo Atobatele, said Nigeria had commenced automation of its Aeronautical Information Service to bring it to international standard.
Atobatele stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja as the nation prepares to celebrate AIS day on Thursday.
He said, “Aeronautical information service is critical to the operation of the industry.
“The Federal Government embarked on the ongoing automation to bring the service to international standard and to quicken the response time for air navigation information.”
He explained that AIS day is celebrated yearly on May 15 to showcase the benefits of aeronautical information in the aviation industry.
Atobatele said the aviation industry had decided to celebrate the day in Nigeria on Thursday, May 22, with “Aeronautical Information Management Implementation in Nigeria” as theme.
“The essence of the AIS day is to remind stakeholders in the aviation industry of the function and importance of AIS.”
He said that the AIS as established to provide the aeronautical data and information necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of air navigation.
He also said that with the ongoing reforms in the sector, the AIS would be transformed into Aeronautical Information Management.
“AIM is the dynamic, integrated management of aeronautical information through the provision and exchange of quality-assured digital aeronautical data in collaboration with all parties,” Atobatele explained.
According to him, the 7th General Assembly meeting of the International Federation of Aeronautical Information Management Association was held in Dubai from May 13 to May 15.