Friday, 8 April 2011

AMA's Nigerian Flight Operations Centre From Nigerian Eyes

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The official opening of the AMA-built flight operations centre in Nigeria's largest airport in Lagos yesterday caused quite the stir in the Nigerian press.

And rather than have us repeat details about the centre, that were already unveiled when it was first announced last March 30th, we thought you'd like to read what the Nigerians have to say about it.

But just for a little background first: AMA developed the flight centre so that all Nigerian-registered civil aircraft can be tracked via satellites - instead of the traditional land-based radar systems - throughout Nigeria. The system will identify each aircraft and show operations centre staff the aircraft's location, direction and speed.

Here is one of the most detailed press reports about the opening and its significance.