AeroMechanical Services Ltd. Announces
Strategic Relationship with Nigerian Civil Aviation
March 30, 2010 07:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
CALGARY--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--AeroMechanical Services Ltd. (AMA) is pleased to announce that
it has signed an agreement with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (“NCAA”) to provide services and equipment
to establish a state-of-the-art Operations Control Center in Lagos, Nigeria. The facility will be used to provide real-
time tracking of all civilian registered aircraft in Nigerian airspace and will mandate that all such aircraft be equipped
with equipment such as AMA’s afirs (Automated Flight Information Reporting System) product line to provide flight
watch capabilities to the NCAA. The initial order for this center will be USD $280,948 with the potential for more
centers to be set up in the future. AMA is very pleased to be able to provide leading-edge technical solutions to the
NCAA to help improve the safety of flights in Nigerian airspace.
Dr. Harold Demuren, Director General of NCAA stated, “We are excited about working with AMA, who have
demonstrated their superior products and have the people to help build state-of-the-art solutions for Nigeria. This
initiative is part of our resolve to remain at the fore front of promoting aviation safety in Africa.
"This integrated flight tracking and weather forecasting tool will greatly enhance the safety oversight and surveillance
functions of the Authority. One attractive feature for us is that it is a satellite-based system that is entirely independent
of radar. This adds to its reliability factor as a backup system. When fully operational, we are hopeful that it will
prevent future missing aircraft incidents. The data generated from this system will also aid SAR (Search and Rescue)
missions and be indispensable for accident investigation in the country.
"The solutions being provided by AMA will allow us to improve safety and efficiency around our aviation