Article: Air Namibia unfit – ICAO audit finding

Old Oct 15, 19, 5:59 am
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Article: Air Namibia unfit – ICAO audit finding

-Air Namibia does not have a process to be used in the event of an emergency situation that endangers the safety of the aircraft or persons, including those situations that become known first to the flag carrier.
According to the report, such process ensures that the FOA initiates emergency procedures while avoiding taking any action that would conflict with ATC procedures; notifies the appropriate authorities, without delay, of the nature of the situation; requests assistance, if required and conveys, by any available means, safety-related information that may be necessary for the safe conduct of the flight, including information related to any necessary amendments to the flight plan. Air Namibia does not have procedures that are applicable to the ERJ135 fleet and specify flight crew functions and actions to be executed during an emergency evacuation and address supernumeraries as required.

-Further, Air Namibia does not have a process and/or procedures to ensure the contingency fuel required in accordance with its fuel policy is the amount of fuel required to compensate for unforeseen factors that could have an influence on the fuel consumption to the destination airport.

-Air Namibia has been found not to have guidance and procedures to ensure enroute alternate airports selected and specified on the OFP are available for approach and landing.
“In its bare essence this audit proves Air Namibia is unsafe and non-compliant. It is dangerous to fly airlines that (do) not pass its international safety audits,” the source added.

-Another key highlight of the audit is that Air Namibia does not ensure that qualified personnel perform weight and balance calculations.

And many other points about the availability of aircraft, outstanding debts and more
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Old Oct 15, 19, 10:51 am
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Running a loss-making flag carrier for reasons of national prestige and pride is not necessarily a great idea.

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Old Oct 16, 19, 3:49 am
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ICAO doesn't audit to IOSA standards. In fact, ICAO never audits an air carrier directly. The first line of the article calls the veracity of the rest of its content into question.
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