Airport emergency planning workshop underway in Windhoek

15 Aug 2017 18:30pm
WINDHOEK, 15 AUG (NAMPA) – The Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Namibia Airports Company (NAC) are currently engaged in an airport emergency planning workshop.
The five-day workshop which started here on Monday is attended by all key stakeholders from across the aviation industry, including the Namibian Police Force, Namibian Defence Force and City of Windhoek.
It is being facilitated by instructors from the world renowned Singapore Aviation Academy.
A statement issued to the media on Tuesday by NAC, said the workshop is meant to allow key stakeholders to plan and respond to acts of unlawful interference as per the International Civil Aviation Organisation and International Air Transport Association regulations.
NAC Acting Strategic Executive, Albert Sibyeya was quoted in the statement as saying that with the emergence of world-wide attacks against airports, security in the aviation industry can only be effective as long as people receive appropriate training to carry out their jobs efficiently and effectively.
NCCA Director, Angelina Simana said it is the responsibility of the two organisations and its stakeholders to ensure that contingency plans are developed for all the airports.
Simana emphasised that resources must be made available to safeguard civil aviation against any unlawful acts.
She said the NAC and NCAA need to work together to ensure that the safety and security of the national airports meet international standards and adhere to regulations.
Meanwhile, the NCAA recently renewed the airport operating licence for the Hosea Kutako International under the management of NAC. The licence expire on 31 July 2018.
(NAMPA)
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