NAC conducts realistic emergency drill at HKIA

Niël Terblanché

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) executed a comprehensive emergency simulation at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) last Thursday.

The full-scale drill, which involved a Fly Namibia aircraft with a bomb on board, a bomb threat, and a hostage situation inside Terminal 2, aimed to test and evaluate the airport’s emergency response procedures, inter-agency coordination, and overall personnel readiness.

NAC’s Public Relations Officer, Dan Kamati, made it clear that all the scenarios were completely fictitious and posed no actual risk to passengers or staff.

Kamati also described the simulation as a success.

“The primary objective was to ensure our emergency response is efficient and effective, ensuring the safety and security of all airport users,” Kamati said.

NAC’s Chief Executive Officer, Bisey /Uirab, expressed satisfaction with the exercise’s success.

“We are committed to the safety and security of our airports. This exercise allows us to identify and address any gaps in our emergency response procedures,” /Uirab stated.

The NAC regularly conducts such drills to maintain a high level of preparedness. Previous exercises have included various emergency scenarios such as fire outbreaks and aircraft accidents.

These drills are part of NAC’s broader strategy to ensure compliance with local, regional, and international safety and security standards.

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