A three-day aviation safety campaign which took off in Nepal on 12th August 2018, bringing in aviation authorities, decision makers, aviation professionals and airlines operators to discuss and recommend key actions to meet a common objective of reducing aviation-related risks in the Himalayan country concluded today.
The campaign was jointly organized World Food Programme (WFP) Aviation Safety Unit, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) in support of General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), UAE and Pratt & Whitney Canada, a Canada-based aircraft engine manufacturer. It was conducted at Park Village Hotel situated at Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu.
Officials from the various airline operators of Nepal, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), media personnel, foreign instructors attended the campaign and shared the knowledge about the aviation safety, human factor, air-side/ramp-side management and other aviation related topics. Certificates were distributed to all the participants of the campaign.
The main objective of this campaign was to promote aviation safety culture in Nepal. The organizers brought international expertise from different locations, with solid knowledge in the Aviation Industry and experiences from various international aviation organizations.
Around 200 participants from aviation industry learnt about Aviation safety concerns, Root Cause Analysis, Flight Data Analysis, Human Factors and Risk Management with human factor, Air Side/ Ramp safety and others.
“In a country like Nepal, air transport is the fastest and safest way to deliver food and relief materials during a humanitarian disaster. That’s why we place a great focus on aviation safety in order to ensure a swift response in coordination with the local stakeholders and air operators,” said WFP Officer.
According to CAAN, the Nepal Aviation Safety Campaign (NASC) organized in June 2017, May 2013 and June 2014 were very effective in creating safety awareness among the Nepalese civil aviation stakeholders. NASC has emerged as a common platform for all the stakeholders of civil aviation where they get an opportunity to share and interact with international aviation experts on latest trends in global civil aviation, issues of safety concerns and appropriate ways to address such issues.