01 Jun 2023

Namibia Airports Company (NAC) announces the successful completion of the table-top emergency drill at Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport at Ondangwa on Tuesday, 30 May 2023.

Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport has an approved Aerodrome Emergency Management System (AEMS), developed in line within the requirements of Namibia Civil Aviation Regulations (NAMCARs).  It contains the requirements related to the training of the participants of the Aerodrome Emergency Management System, its testing and review to ensure it remains effective.

On 30 May 2023, 35 representatives of stakeholders and agencies converged at the Ya Toivo Airport to conduct a tabletop emergency exercise, whose objectives are to: reconfirm the call out procedure for the respective emergency codes; establish the accuracy of the contact details provided (telephone numbers, speed dials and radio frequencies); establish if there is any change in personnel (contact persons for the responding agencies; establish whether the responding agencies have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities during an aircraft emergency .

Participants left with a solid understanding of their responsibilities and what resources they would bring to a real incident.

“We must be ready for these eventualities and this exercise was relevant for us to see how ready we are. We are planning a full-scale emergency drill where an incident will be simulated. We are grateful for the cooperation in this regard” says Ya Toivo Airport Manager Erastus Shoombe.

Stakeholders who participated  in the table-top emergency drill at  Ya Toivo Airport were: NAC, Oshana Regional Council Disaster and Risk Management, Fly Namibia,  Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security, Metrological Office, Namibia Protection Services, Ondangwa Town Council, NAMRA, Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Directorate of Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation, Namibia Defence Force, Oshakati Town Council, Ongwediva Town Council and hospitals within Oshana Region.

NAC remains committed to continued professionalism, agility, and vigilance in the provision of world-class safety and security readiness at all our airports.