The Namibia Civil Aviation Authority interim executive director, Reinhard Gartner said the Namibian reality is that there is a major scarcity of qualified and experienced personnel in all sectors of the aviation industry and the NCAA. The Namibia Press Agency reports that Gartner who was speaking during a media excursion of the NCAA operations in the capital on Thursday, mentioned that there is a small pool of candidates in the country meeting the requirements as a result of the small population and those that are qualified are offered lucrative contracts abroad. He further noted that Namibia does not have an institution that offers any training in aircraft maintenance engineering, explaining that the training is done over a prolonged period thus aviation experts cannot be trained overnight.