Part 139 Update: The Board’s Justification to Take Legal Action

Letter from the AOPA Namibia President

17 March, 2022

Dear AOPA Namibia Member,

Please click here to view a letter providing justification for the decision taken by the AOPA Namibia board following a meeting of all corporate members, to pursue legal action against the Minister of Works and Transport.

As you are aware, this organization has attempted to negotiate with the NCAA to have many of the provisions of Part 139 removed.

All of our diplomatic efforts have been to no avail and Part 139 will come into force on 01 April 2022. This would mean that operations at almost all airfields will no longer be possible, with very significant implications to operators and aerodrome owners alike, not to mention the devastation caused to the economy through the impact on the tourism industry.

In order to pursue legal action, we need to be sure that we have sufficient financial support, as explained in this letter.

We are asking all major corporates to pledge N$ 50,000 towards this initiative. Many aviation companies have already done so.

We would appreciate your financial support towards this action driven by AOPA Namibia as we cannot threaten legal action and not follow through on our threats.

Please respond ASAP if you’re able to make a pledge. All pledges will be sent to a trust account held by Ellis and Partners, specifically for this purpose.

Also, please complete the new online membership application form and EFT your 2022 membership dues if you have not already done so.

Thanks a stack for your support.


Mark Dawe

AOPA Namibia

AOPA Namibia exists to protect the aviation interests, rights and privileges of ALL its members.

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