NCAA and NAC host Airport Emergency Workshop with Singapore Aviation Academy
15 Aug 2017
Airport Emergency Training by Singapore Aviation Academy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
15th August 2017
The Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Namibia Airports Company launched a Customized Airport Emergency Planning workshop with instructors from the world renowned Singapore Aviation Academy. The five day workshop will take place from the 14th to 18th August 2017.
All relevant stakeholders from across the aviation industry including the Namibian Police, Namibian Defense Force and City of Windhoek. The workshop is meant to allow the key stakeholders plan and respond to acts of unlawful interference, as per International Civil Aviation Organziation (ICAO) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations.
Mr. Albert Sibyeya , Acting Strategic Executive: Human Resources , Namibia Airports Company stated that “ With the emergence of world-wide attacks against the safety and security of traveling public , airports, aircraft and other person working within the aviation industry – as per requirements of Annex 17 Standard 5.1.4 and 5.1.5, the counter-measures against these can only be effective only as long as the people responsible for protecting civil aviation against these unlawful acts receive appropriate training to carry out their jobs efficiently and effectively.”
Ms. Angelina Simana, Director of the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCCA), said that “it is the responsibility of NCAA and NAC and all key stakeholders to ensure that contingency plans are developed for all the airports and resources are made available to safeguard civil aviation against any unlawful acts. Furthermore, 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”.
Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) recently renewed the airport operating license for Hosea Kutako International (HKIA) under the management of Namibia Airports Company.
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