Department of Government Air Transport Services

 





Mr. J. N Shipepe
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Department of Air Transport Services
Tel: +264 061 379810
Fax: +264 061 221019
email:jshipepe@gatsnam.org

Description

The Department of Government Air Transport Services provides Air Transport and special aerial service to the government and the public of Namibia.

Objective

The goal of the Department of Government Air Transport Services is to provide a safe, secure and efficient air transport services to His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Namibia, the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Government Officials to local and international destinations.


Section Administrative Support

Subsection Finance
Subsection Auxiliary Services 

Administrative Support Section

This section is responsible for the department’s personnel administration, inventory, records and the filing system and all other administrative support. 

Finance Subsection

The department operates Trade Account No: 51 2451 312 0000 000000 000000 0000.00 under which all financial activities are executed.

The finance subsection is responsible for all departmental financial transactions, in terms of receiving, evaluating and analysis of all invoices from local and international clients, payment of invoices, budgeting, monthly and annual financial reports. 

The subsection is responsible for cost recovery exercise of the department’s undertaken flight operations activities by computing tariff rates and invoicing all service users accordingly.

Auxiliary Services Subsection

This subsection is responsible for the provision of hygiene services in terms of facility and aircraft cleaning, kitchen utensils and aircraft linen cleanliness. It is also responsible for messages and mail delivery as well as typing pool.

Type of Aircraft

 Falcon 900B
The Falcon 900B is a corporate Jet which is available for the Head of State, Right Honourable Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Government officials, parastatals and private business individuals.The aircraft has a maximum seating capacity of 14 passengers and has a speed of 740 km per hour that means can fly Windhoek – Ondangwa in 45 minutes, Windhoek – Katima Mulilo in 1H40 minutes and Windhoek – Keetmanshoop in 40 minutes.The aircraft has an endurance of 7 hours without refueling.

Learjet 31A
The Learjet 31A is also a corporate Jet which is smaller than the Falcon 900B with a maximum capacity of 7 passengers.   This management tool is available for Cabinet Ministers, Government Officials, Parastatals and Business Individuals, who prefer to conduct official meetings  or do business in distant towns and return to their offices on the same day to work or conduct other businesses.
On shorter distances this aircraft has the same speed as Falcon 900B which means it can fly Windhoek – Ondangwa in 45 minutes, Windhoek – Katima Mulilo in 1H40 minutes and Windhoek – Keetmanshoop in 40 minutes.  The aircraft has an endurance of 3 hours without refueling.

AW139 Helicopter
This helicopter has a maximum capacity of 11 passengers and a speed of 250 km per hour, it can fly Windhoek – Ondangwa in 2H10 minutes, Windhoek – Keetmanshoop in 1H50  Windhoek – Katima Mulilo in 5H00 because of 1H00 technical stop in Rundu.
The helicopter is available for His Excellency the President, Government, Private Sector and the Public at large.  This helicopter has an endurance of 3 hours without refueling.

AS350B Helicopter
This helicopter is smaller than the AW139 helicopter with a maximum capacity of 4 passengers and a speed of 200 km per hour.
That means it can fly Windhoek – Ondangwa in 2H30 minutes, Windhoek – Keetmanshoop 2H10 minutes, Windhoek – Katima Mulilo 7H00 hours because of technical stop in Rundu.
The helicopter is available for the Government, Private Sector and the Public at large  and has an endurance of 3H30 minutes without refueling.


Directorate of  Flight Operations
Directorate of Quality Assurance
Division of Flight Dispatching

Division of Maintenance Air Transport Services