Sunday 2 December 2012

Aviation Stakeholders to work together for progress. - AFARN.

Sky Watch Nigeria.

Speaking on aviation safety at the Safety Summit 2012, the President, Association of Foreign Airlines and Representatives, Mr. Kingsley Nwokoma, has called on stakeholders in Nigeria’s aviation sector to come together to move the industry forward.

The summit which was organized in Lagos on Wednesday 28/11/2012 had in attendance representatives of foreign carriers, service providers, regulators, airport authority personnel and other ancillary service providers, provided opportunity for experts in the sector to examine issues of air safety.

Chairman, Aviation Round Table, Captain Dele Ore, who presented a paper on “Human Error: Common Denominator in Aviation Incidents”, contributed to the issue by explaining how provisions should be put in place for the fallible nature of man to curtail human errors in aviation business.
Ore observed that most accidents in the sector appeared traceable to management negligence and failure to adhere to industry standards and practices. He said issues of industry regulation, design consideration and non- adherence to standard operating procedures usually came to focus when causes of air disaster were critically analysed.

In a concluding statement, Nwokoma stressed that aviation could not be on the path to recovery if safety was on the front burner. While lauding the ongoing remodelling exercise across the nation’s airports, the AFARN leader called for the expansion of the cargo apron at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

He also said the proposed Aerotropolis concept of the Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah, stating that would add value to aviation business, calling all stakeholders’ inclusion in driving the process of safety in the sector.


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