Experts In Aviation Sector Advocate Strict Adherence To Safety Protocols

Exigencies at the expense of safety considerations is partly responsible for some air mishap in the country.

These were views of main actors in the aviation sector at the second Nigeria Aviation work force safety symposium in Abuja.

They advocated a strict adherence to all aviation safety protocols.

At the center face, the key actors in the aviation sector share their perspectives on how to mitigate the adverse impact of wind shear in the Nigeria air space.

A study by Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMet and Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, established that wind shear is prevalent in all part of Nigeria.

Director General of NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu who explained that prevention of windshear occurrences is beyond human’s technological thrust stressed that it took scientists and industry experts a great effort over the years to understand the complexity of windshear phenomenon.

Professor Matazu added that early warning and detection mechanism have proven to be the only dependable solution to the hazards of windshear.

He further explained that Pilots awareness of the existence windshear before landing or take-off enables the pilot to make maneuvers in order to avoide the impact of windshear.

The Director-General of NiMet said since 2007 to date, NiMet has installed about thirteen low level wind shear alert systems across the country.

Professor Matazu added that recently the NiMet has employed state of the heart numerical order predictions computer modelling systems to be able to x-tray, monitor, forecast and relay these information to the users.

On his part, Managing Director of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr. Rabiu Yadudu urged key players in the Aviation sector not considered operational Exigencies alone and risk the wealth conditions.

Earlier the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Musa Nuhu, stressed that Wind shear is completely responsible for the knock out of aircrafts out of their projected flight parts.

The weather conditions known as wind shear has been linked to air accidents globally where Plane takes off smoothly but sudden change in wind speeds and Direction forces the plane to crash.

The deadly air disasters ever to take place in the country was 1973 when a passenger airplane crashed in Kano with one hundred and seventy-six fatalities other incidents includs the 2005 Sosoliso crash in Port- Harcourt and the 2006 ADC crash in Abuja.

Georgina HumphreyAbuja

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