All is set for the forthcoming Nigerian Aviation Workforce Safety (NAWS) 2021 symposium, which is scheduled to hold on October 12, 2021, in Abuja.

The event 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, will take place at the Banquet Hall, NAF Conference Centre, Ahmadu Bello Way, Abuja.

The symposium is organized 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).

Our correspondents revealed that the organizers, 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.

“Evidence 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 mitigate 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 organizers said in a statement.

According to them, the overall goal of the symposium is to provide a 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 Nigerian aviation sector such as pilots, aviation safety administrators, aviation safety systems manufacturers and representatives, weather experts, academics, and students.

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