The Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has attributed the inability of some international flights to land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, largely due to issues of inclement weather and company minimas of affected airlines.
This is just as NAMA said that these diversions are in the interest of safety.
A statement by the General Manager, NAMA, Public Affairs, Khalid Emele stated that the facts on record indicates that Lagos Airport has two runways: 18 Right and 18 Left and that the Doppler Very High Omni-Directional Radio Range (DVOR) and the Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) at the airport have successfully been calibrated and passed 100 per cent .
According to the statement the localizer (a component of the Instrument Landing System) responsible for horizontal guidance at runway 18 Left has also passed 100 per centre calibration while the Glide Slope (which is another component of the Instrument Landing System that provides vertical guidance) is undergoing routine maintenance and that today 12/02/2020, the maintenance will be concluded and the equipment shall be fully on air.
On Runway 18 Right, the agency said that there is Category 3 ILS, which is still undergoing installation and that presently, Selex Systems, the contractors are working on the realignment of its parameters, preparatory to the calibration and commissioning of the equipment in the shortest possible time.
Meanwhile, the agency reassured airspace users and the general public that the Nigerian airspace remains safe for seamless, and economic air travel and regret any inconveniences caused.