AIB, NCAA organises workshop for Investigators, Aviation journalists, others – Veloxnews


From Idu Jude, AbujaIn an effort to enshrine safety measures and quick responses during incidents of crashes, Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria(AIB) and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in collaboration with Southern California Safety Institute(SCSI) organised a workshop to train Air safety Investigators, Airport correspondents, Aviation stakeholders, among others, on the basic skills required for efficient and effective air accident Investigation occurrence and its coverage, as well as , good management of information arising from same, and its accurate reportage.the Seminar, which is however, part of the Bureau’s effort to promote air safety in Nigeria and other African countries, has the workshop theme: “Investigation Management and Media Relations IMMR has participants drawn from the industry Regulators, Air traffic controllers, Air accident Investigators, Media practitioners.Addressing participants at the commencement of the training, Air accident Investigation Expert, MattRobinson, from Southern California Safety Institute(SCSI) and the programme Coordinator, Dr Abiodun,Asekun , a renowned aircraft engineer, both in their remarks stated that, the programme is designed toensure that participants at the end of the training are expected to be abreast with basic principles of Airaccident Investigation and aviation safety standards framework, required for the efficient and effectiveconduct and coordination of aviation safety management systems (SMS) .Mr. Tunji Oketunji, the general manager public Affairs AIB, stated that this is not the first time AIB is organising a seminar of this kind.According to Tunji, the Bureau it could be recalled, had, in 2019 organised similar programmes in Lagos for aviation correspondents but put its follow- up on hold as a result of covid 19 pandemic.The Abuja edition of the workshop, he said, coming barely a week to the commencement of the Bunjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA ) programme and workshops in which, AIB will host, equally explains the Bureau‘s resolve not to rest on its oars in stepping up efforts to deepenpartnership and collaboration of inter- agency to secure a safer airspace.  

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