AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES SAFETY OVERSIGHT
The Air Navigation Services Safety Oversight (ANSSO) division is responsible to oversee services in Namibia which are required in terms of Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12,15 and 19.
It oversees the installation and maintenance of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) systems infrastructure within Namibia. It also ensures that providers for air traffic services, aeronautical information services, communication, navigation and surveillance services, meteorological services, flight procedure design services, and search and rescue services comply with regulatory requirements and operate at the safety level acceptable the Executive Director. In addition, ANSSO division provides secretariat services to the National Airspace Committee and approves airspace usage requests.
From the beginning, we recognised the need to have adequately trained inspectors to perform the safety oversight functions and to ensure that any deficiencies identified during surveillance inspections and audits are resolved in accordance with safety oversight Critical Element CE-8. Inspectors recruited under the ICAO Project, have been permanently appointed into the NCAA. Draft Regulations developed during the previous year were promulgated and gazetted, with its effective date commencing in the next financial year.
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