NAWS 2021 symposium holds October 12
The event will take place at the Banquet Hall, NAF Conference Centre, Ahmadu Bello Way, Abuja
The programme themed “Mitigating/ Preventing the Adverse Impact of Wind Shear Occurrences in Nigerian Airspace” is a proactive child of the need to strengthen the Nigeria Aviation Safety Management System.
The symposium is organised through a multilateral arrangement, spearhead by the Accident Investigation Bureau of Nigeria (AIB-N), Federal Ministry of Aviation (FMoA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian
Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA),
Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Nigerian Meteorological
Agency (NiMet) and facilitated by Cademy Research Network (Cademy).
According to the organisers, the platform is for continuous improvement of aviation safety management by bringing together all relevant stakeholders to discuss apparent challenges, evolving strategies and successful solutions that impact positively on aviation safety management, especially occurrences resulting from Wind Shear phenomena.
“Evidences from past and recent aircraft accidents and incidents in Nigeria have been strongly associated with weather and meteorological conditions, amongst which wind-shear is a major cause.
“A cursory evaluation of the needs reveals huge opportunities for improving awareness, knowledge, competencies and technological capabilities for wind-shear safety system. There is also the overall need to continually assess preparative action plans to mitigating the impact of climate change on aviation safety.
Consequently, effective safety enforcement programs coupled with advanced technological approaches such as the wind-shear alerting and warning systems to extenuating its adverse impacts are to be explored extensively through concerted efforts by all stakeholders,” the organisers said in a statement.
According to them, the overall goal of the symposium is to provide needed national platform for annual collaborative and interactive engagements and a strategic means of lending a voice to them and their allies to ensure aviation workforce safety.
Participants expected at the event include professionals in the Nigeria aviation sector such as pilots, aviation safety administrators, aviation safety systems manufacturers and representatives, weather experts, academics and students.
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