FG committed to promoting sustainable air travel through satellite technology – Minister

The Federal Government is committed to promoting sustainable air travel through the strategic use of satellite technology.

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Technology, Festus Keyamo, made this known during the inauguration of the 28th Meeting of the African Indian Ocean (AFI) Satellite Network Management Committee (SNMC) on Monday in Abuja.

According to Keyamo, satellite technology provides a range of solutions that can significantly enhance the nation’s aviation sector, from advancing air traffic management systems to improving weather forecasting capabilities.

Keyamo emphasized the central role of satellite technology in advancing Nigeria’s aviation sector, aiming to create a safe, efficient, and sustainable system.

Keyamo emphasized that satellite technology is crucial in the Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Automation project.

He explained that the project utilizes the Aeronautical Message Handling System (VSAT) network to significantly enhance communication and operational efficiency in Air Traffic Management systems via the Aeronautical Message Handling System (AMHS).

He emphasized that focusing on satellite technology is key to the Aviation Ministry’s overarching goals of modernizing airports, building a comprehensive safety infrastructure, attracting private investment, cultivating skilled professionals, and advancing research and development in the sector.

Furthermore, in adherence to international standards, he revealed that Nigeria is updating its multiplexers to NETPERFORMER technology, as required by the resolutions of the 27th SNMC meeting in Accra in 2019.

Collectively, these initiatives aim to optimize the aviation sector’s role in bolstering the nation’s economy and enhancing security.

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