Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) instructors are facilitating a Customized Airport Emergency Planning workshop launched by the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Namibia Airports Company (NAC)this week in Windhoek.
NAC Corporate Communications Nankelo Amupadhi Manager said the workshop is meant to allow the key stakeholders plan and response to acts of unlawful interference, as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations.
According to Amupadhi the five-day workshop will train stakeholders from across the aviation industry including the Namibian Police, Namibian Defense Force and City of Windhoek.
NAC Acting Strategic Executive, Albert Sibyeya in a statement said, with the emergence of world-wide attacks against the safety and security of travelling public, airports and aircraft within the aviation industry, counter measures are vital.
“The counter-measures against these can only be effective only as long as the people responsible forprotecting civil aviation against these unlawful acts receive appropriate training to carry out their jobs efficiently and effectively,” he added.
Furthermore, Angelina Simana, Director of NCCA said, it is the responsibility of the two authorities and 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.
The SAA offers a wide range of operational and management programmes that benchmark international standards and best practices to meet the training needs of the global aviation community.
caption: Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) instructors are in the country for a five-day workshop to train stakeholders from across the aviation industry including the Namibian Police, Namibian Defense Force and City of Windhoek.