Renewal of Hosea Kutako International and Ondangwa Airports Licences
03 Aug 2016
The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) is pleased to announce the successful annual Aerodrome Renewal Licences for Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) and Ondangwa Airport which are valid until 31 July 2017.
NAC Chief Executive Officer, Tamer El-Kallawi says his company will continue to pursue airport safety, security and conform to the applicable civil aviation regulations.
“ Again, we have demonstrated our ability to meet the stringent regulations of the aviation industry underpinned by our mission of safe and secure airports for Namibia’s prosperity”, El-Kallawi states.
NAC has undertaken major capital investment at Ondangwa Airport in the upgrade of the passenger terminal building at the value of N$84 million and the rehabilitation of the runway rehabilitation and expansion is due for completion end of August 2016.
“Once completed the airport will accommodate bigger and larger aircraft such as the airbus A 319 and the fire and rescue category will be upgraded to a Category 4 C”, explains El-Kallawi.
Furthermore, NAC has invested heavily in scanners to secure our airports as well as new conveyor belts to facilitate baggage handling to improve operational efficiency.
Human capital is also prioritised to ensure implementations of projects for safe and secure airports.
“We have invested N$6.5 million towards the development programmes of our young dynamic graduate Engineers responsible for infrastructure development and airport maintenance. An amount of approximately N$6.2 million was invested towards our Risk and Compliance Team to guide the organization of safety and quality assurance procedures to ensure organizational compliance win line. An amount of N$3. 6 million was invested in our Fire and Rescue Trainees to increase the shift strengths at all our Fire Stations.
NAC operates in a heavily regulated environment and will continue to pursue to fulfil its mandate to enhance passenger experience at all its airports”, concludes El-Kallawi.