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UK AVIATION BODY TO ASSIST NIGERIA ON AIR SAFETY
« on: November 12, 2008, 10:43:28 AM »
UK aviation body to assist Nigeria on air safety
From Wole Shadare, London

SEEKING to improve safety in the country's burgeoning aviation industry, the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAS) has pledged to collaborate with Nigeria in the area of determining the causes of aircraft accidents and how the country can minimise or eradicate them through sharing of information in the sector.

The society is also ready to share knowledge on how to tackle weather-related air crashes, by way of giving weather reports to pilots at departure, en-route and on arrival.

President, Royal Aeronautical Society, Captain David Rowland, spoke yesterday in London at the induction of the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr. Harold Demuren, as a Fellow of the prestigious aeronautical society.

Demuren becomes the third Nigerian to be bestowed with the highest aviation fellowship membership. Other Nigerians that have been so honoured by the society are Group Captain John Obakpolor (rtd) and Dr. Folasade Odutola who is now Nigeria's representative on the global aviation regulatory body, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Speaking with The Guardian, Captain Rowland said he was happy Nigeria was taking positive steps in the aviation sector, adding that the country should not relent.

He urged all countries to pay attention to safety detail and quality, stressing, " and if you could do that, the sky will be your limit."

An elated Demuren said the development would help to create opportunities and to share information particularly on safety and security advice in aerospace.

He stated that it was the best time to applaud the British who, along with both the Europeans and Americans thinking, noting "this is the era of aerodynamics, engines, structures, human factor."

His words: "One other area that is of importance to me is that they are doing a lot of work on the human factor, which have been causing accidents. When an accident occurs, you say it is pilot error. We are now looking at all those segments and we need a lot of work in this area. We can tap into that and build this knowledge. They are doing a lot of work which is called the Vetting Foundation which will help in analysing the cause of aircraft accidents and learn from there.

"This is very critical for us and I believe that we don't learn from our accidents. If you look at our countries in Africa, in all the last accidents, the weather has had a finger in them and we need to tackle that by giving accurate weather reports to our pilots. Abuja is a good example of airports with occurrence of wind shear. If we detect it, if air controllers are aware, we can stop that and allow the evil to pass," he added.

Wind shear is the sudden change in the direction of wind, and has been reported as principally responsible for the Sosoliso plane crash in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, which killed all passengers on board in 2005.

Demuren, however, stated that the international community had noticed the country's efforts at bringing sanity to the industry, with the implementation of the Cape Town Convention on mobile equipment. The convention allows for easy lease of aircraft purchase and mobile equipment with the NCAA standing as guarantor.

Nigeria, being a signatory to the Convention, has benefited through the acquisition of newer aircraft by the country's airline operators.

The NCAA, however, said another area Nigeria urgently needed assistance was in infrastructure at both airports and air traffic management, adding "we need to improve on communication and on navigational equipment with a good surveillance."

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UK AVIATION BODY TO ASSIST NIGERIA ON AIR SAFETY
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Re: UK AVIATION BODY TO ASSIST NIGERIA ON AIR SAFETY
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 06:13:10 PM »
My dear you have a good write up.   You are one of the people we need in the industry. 




Post Merge: May 21, 2009, 06:14:03 PM
That was a goog one. . . . .
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Re: UK AVIATION BODY TO ASSIST NIGERIA ON AIR SAFETY
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 06:13:10 PM »

 

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