An indigenous operator in the Aviation sector, NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited is set to acquire additional equipment to enhance its service delivery.
According to Mr. Chike Stanley, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited, the equipments the Company is acquiring include: Information Technology Tracking Devices , Body-worn Cameras , Control Room complete Facility Rack fitted amongst other support Information Technology Facilities that will capture and relay data for Helicopters flying in and out of Nigeria.
The NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited CEO stated that the move to re-fleet its equipment profile, formed part of the Company’s strategy to ensure it achieve its objectives on job creation and fulfilling its mandate of generating revenue for the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Making his remarks on the development, an official of the Equipment Company based in the United Kingdom – Tensor, Mr Martin Head drclared that his company is working with Messrs NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited and the Federal Ministry of Aviation & Aerospace Development to achieve the tracking of Helicopters in and out of Nigeria from the Control Room.
He confirmed the reliability of the Equipment, describing them as very robust and innovative with a unique software which he said would aid comprehensive and accurate investigation for the Company’s operations.
Speaking more on the efforts being made to consolidate on its service delivery, Mr. Stanley said NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited will be acquiring a Mobile Radar to help cover low level flights from 5000 feet above sea level with high density cameras and other technological devices to be deployed to the area.
According to him, the thrust is to contribute in increasing the nation’s Gross Domestic Product through the Ministry of Aviation; creating jobs, and reduce security risks and youth restiveness especially in the Niger Delta Region .
The NAEBI Chief Executive further revealed that the project scope would assist the Government in collating data on the day-to-day movements of helicopters in Nigeria.
He emphasized that the Company’s operation is playing a huge role in reducing the unemployment rate and lauded the Federal Government for supporting the NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited project.
He also thanked representatives of the Ministry Of Aviation and Aerospace Development, who were part of the entourage to the United Kingdom to obtain first-hand information on the project and process.
During the meeting, Mr. Christopher Omoaghe, the Special Advisor to the Minister on Special Projects and Duties, spoke on behalf of the Ministry of Aviation & Aerospace Development highlighting the challenges faced by the Ministry , including the provision of incorrect schedules and data, as well as the submission of falsified amounts by operators attempting to bypass the system.
Also in the entourage were the Director of Corporate Services, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, and the Deputy Director Air Transport, Federal ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development.
Mr. Stanley applauded the team from the Federal Ministry of Aviation & Aerospace Development, for their involvement in the project, assuring them of the company’s capacity to deliver on the set timelines.
He said : “Work has commenced and the current delay is on easy access and compliance.”
This he said would take about three months. As for the launch of the project, he stated that that it would take about a year for the Control Room be delivered.
He said :” We intend to train another batch of Helicopter Monitoring Officers (HMOs) in Aviation Security (AVSEC) basic 1, 2, 3, Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) courses by the first quarter of 2024, as well as deploy needed equipment that will enhance efficient navigational services.
“We believe in the overall success of this initiative and will continue to do all we can while upholding International standard practice in fulfilling our mandate. This is in furtherance of our aim to to forestall revenue losses .
“To this end, we began by consulting with stakeholders in the industry, including the Helicopter Operators, Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)’s Airspace Managers, Air Traffic Controllers, Executive Governors in the Niger Delta Region and the International Oil Companies (ILOs)/Local Oil Companies (LOCs).
” We have left nothing to chance in developing this value chain with a series of strategic activities. We have also continued to engage State Government in the Niger Delta Region, having provided and commissioned operational vehicles and a call centre in Port Harcourt International AirPort , General Aviation Terminal Building.
“In the last three years, we have sustained our operations adding value to the industry with the mandate given us by the Government . We have successfully sensitized the stakeholders and public on the project.”
He thanked the Minister of Aviation & Aerospace Development for being forthright and showing the will to reposition the aviation sector to meet with international standards and practice.
Also, he commended the Minister for tackling the bureaucracy in the system to fast-track development.
He expressed the optimism that the company will do more despite the challenges it is facing.