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NAMA to collect fees for landing helicopters

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By Mercy Kelani

This could help the national gov’t to secure additional funding for the agency.

The federal government has given the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) approval to collect fees for helicopters landing in the country. The government has officially authorized NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited to collect helicopter landing fees for federal entities. This decision stands even as the company remains the sole entity responsible for this task. Odutayo Oluseyi, the Press and Public Affairs Manager of the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development, provided detailed information on this matter in a recent communication.

Oluseyi proposed that the implementation of this action could help the national government in securing additional funding for the agency, while ensuring improvement of security measures and surveillance capabilities, thereby enhancing helicopter operations across the country. NAEBI Dynamic was identified as the entity tasked with the management of the collection of fees for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, as per the statement released.

Enhancement of the aviation industry is certain with this decision.

He stated that NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited has been given sole authorization by the Federal Government of Nigeria to manage the collection of helicopter landing fees, as per the agreement among NAEBI Concept, NAMA, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. The agency now has the authority, as outlined in the amended 2022 Act, to gather aeronautical revenues from both high and low airspace in order to ensure maintenance of financial independence.

Despite this, NAMA has traditionally relied heavily on revenue from the high airspace for its income generation. They firmly believe that this decision will enhance the aviation industry by increasing capacity, efficiency, safety, and security, as well as attracting additional investments. They urge all parties involved to fully support this admirable initiative which has been properly implemented and should welcome the changes ahead. The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) was created through the passage of Act No. 48 by Parliament on May 29, 1999.

Overseeing air traffic within Nigerian airspace.

It is a legal entity with continuous existence and the ability to take legal action under its corporate name. NAMA also has the authority to own, possess, or transfer various types of assets, both movable and immovable. An appointed part-time chairman leads the governing board of the agency, selected by the president who serves as the commander in-chief of the armed forces. This chairman’s term lasts for four years. NAMA’s primary responsibility is to oversee air traffic within Nigerian airspace.

Also, this is in accordance with ICAO SARPs standards in order to ensure that it is one of the safest regions in Africa, as well as globally. Its goal is to maintain air navigation services that are safe and efficient, meeting global standards. It aims to expand Air Traffic Management capacity to handle growing air traffic and minimize delays. Improving service quality is a priority for NAMA. They strive to lower costs for those utilizing their airspace.

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They prioritize safety above all else when it comes to Air Navigation Services. Their dedication lies in continuously enhancing and refining their strategies, management systems, and processes to maintain the utmost level of safety in all Air Traffic Management operations, in accordance with both national and international guidelines. Their focus is on fostering a safety-oriented mind-set throughout their organization, with a goal of enhancing safety through proactive management practices rather than simply meeting regulatory obligations.

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