The Flight Operations division is responsible to ensure the implementation of the Standards and recommended Practices (SARPS) of Annexes 2 and 6. The division certifies air operators who applies to carry out air services within Namibia and, after certification, carries out surveillance to ensure that these Air Operator Certificate Holders maintain the regulatory requirements and safe operations covered by their certificates. The Division also approve Foreign Operators by issuing Foreign Operator Permits (FOPs) to the airlines for scheduled operations into Namibian airspace.
The division approves all special operations such as Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM), Low Visibility (Cat II and III) operations and special flight approvals, including carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air. In addition, it is responsible for approval of Remote Pilot Aircraft System (RPAS) operations within Namibia.
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