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Newsletter September 2017

An interview with the Senior Flight Operations Officer, Eugenie Mandoeng

The importance of OCC
OCC stands for Operations Control Center.The department OCC is in charge of a constant, complete operational control and supervision of the flight movements. It is a process of monitoring, anticipation and managing. Very essential here is anticipating and pro-active management.

According to the rule of the department OCC is staffed by different departments as: Flight Operations, Crew scheduling, Reservations, Dispatch and Maintenance.

At Surinam Airways the department OCC is daily physically staffed and the other aforementioned departments can be reached by phone. The Department Dispatch has the accountability for the preparation and monitoring of the flights  and giving out schedules . Besides that, the dispatcher has the task to audit and give advice about the complete flight operation. The dispatcher has supervision of the flight monitoring, starting the moment the flight departs until it lands again.

A short summary of the daily routines:

  1. Gathering of information for flight preparation.
  • the availability of an airplane and its technological condition.
  • availability of crew members.
  • the transport of passengers and ( special ) cargo.
  • weather conditions and information of various airports and air spaces.
  • consider alternatives if any irregularities are identified.

Apart from a digital package, a flight envelope is also handed to the cockpit crew with the next, for the crew relevant, information.

  • technological condition of the airplane.
  • escape plan on the outlined flight route with its alternative alternate aerodrome.
  • special information about airports and air spaces  ( Notams= Notice to Airmen).
  • weather forecast
  • passenger and cargo information
  • document of registration of the flight at several air traffic centers ( Filing Air Traffic Control )

2. With Delays and charters

Inform all those involved ( as Airport authorities/management/ handlers/ several Surinam Airways departments and all other bodies involved in the flight operation).

Give out an edited version of the flight schedule.

The department OCC is the main regulatory mechanism of each airline company. It is the department which is involved 24/7 in flight operation. it is the eye and ear of the crew on the ground.​

The first draw of the Surinam Airways Online lottery.

In the August edition of this newsletter is made mention of the fact that because of the 55th anniversary of Surinam Airways a few nice activities would be organized. One of them is the online lottery. Passengers who fly with the Surinam Airways between May 1st, 2017 – December 1st, 2017 are eligible for attractive prices. The ticket numbers are the the lot numbers, information and registration is possible via the Surinam Airways website(www.flyslm.com).
The first draw was on the jubilee day ( August 30th,2017 ) of Surinam Airways. The winners are already known and the next draw is on Thursday September 28th, 2017.

METS info

Approximately 70 kilometers south of Paramaribo, at the right bank of the Suriname river, lies the former Jewish settlement Jodensavanne. This historic place was named after the Jewish that fled from the inquisition in Europe around 1650 after which they settled in this savannah area. This former Jewish village still shows the remnants of the oldest synagogue in the Americas as well as the ruins of a graveyard. Nowadays, these remnants have been cleaned and a simple cottage has been set up as a museum. Here, visitors find information about this unique, historic graveyard in the forest in Suriname. Your visit to Jodensavanne, the peacefulness of nature and the many springs will leave you a lasting memory. After Jodensavanne, the tour will continue to Colakreek, a recreation park in the savannah area. Colakreek is ideal for swimming, relaxing and walks through the savannah. The leaves falling in the water gives the creek its dark color which looks like that of the Coca Cola drink, hence the name Colakreek.

Tourism Month in Suriname

This year, the Suriname Tourism Foundation (STF), organises the first annual Tourism Month in Suriname. During September, activities related to tourism in the broadest sense will be held. The STF has called upon organisations and companies in Suriname to organise activities, such as an open house or workshops, and to create special offers during September. The Foundation registers these during this month and lists them on her website and Facebook page. So far, multiple organisations and companies have registered their activities and special offers on the activities and events calendar.

The aim of Tourism Month is to raise awareness about the importance and potential of tourism for Suriname and give tourism a positive push in the right direction. The focus during Tourism Month therefore lies on the people of Suriname instead of foreigners. The UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) has themed 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This is also the theme of Suriname’s Tourism Month and locals are crucial for the development of sustainable tourism. The tourism sector is versatile and can contribute immensely to the sustainable development within the economic, social and cultural domains.

The official opening of Tourism Month took place on Friday September 8 during the monthly ‘Netwerkborrel’ that the STF organises with Residence Inn. Representative Faridy Lila of the ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism did the opening speech. The focus of the presentation of the evening was energy efficiency. Guguplex Technologies SAC, a company that sells solar panels, held a presentation on green tourism and the possibilities of solar panel use in tourism in Suriname. It started an interesting discussion with and among the audience about energy use, sustainable tourism and other issues, like waste management, that need to be addressed to develop tourism in Suriname.Tourism month will be an annual event.