Aeronautical Society of India holds Flight Saftey seminar in Delhi

Friday, November 18, 2016

New Delhi: A two day seminar on ‘Aviation State Safety Programme’ was conducted by the Aeronautical Society of India in association with Flight Safety Foundation USA, DGCA, Indigo and Airworks in Delhi on 18th November 2016.
In inaugural session, ShriAshwiniLohani, CMD, Air India spoke about the safety initiatives taken by industry and especially in Air India. Shri. Aditya Ghosh, President, Indigo Airlines emphasized on the need of higher industry-regulator interactions as well. Shri B. S. Bhullar, Addl Secretary MOCA and DG-DGCA, apprised about the new e-initiatives taken by DGCA including the state safety management program which is being implemented by all stake holders. Mr. Greg Marshall. Vice President, Global Programmes, presented various initiatives and contribution made by Flight Safety Foundation.
Dr. R. K. Tyagi, President-elect AeSi and formerChairman, HAL was the Chief Guest at the inaugural function. He emphasized the need for higher autonomy to DGCA in administrative and financial functions,strengthening AAIIB (Aircraft Accident/ Incident Investigation Board), and creating better synergy mechanism among airline operators, MOCA and DGCA.
Dr. R. K. Tyagi informed that Indian aviation industry today is 9th largest in the world with 16 billion dollar market size, 100 million passenger handling expected in 2016 -17 and 5600 plus aircraft movements perday. He stated that we are poised to be third largest by 2020 with a significant growth in passenger traffic, aircraft acquisitions and movements. Implementations of safety management systems and creating synergy among all stake holders is,therefore, need of the hour.