Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal speaking as Chief Guest at a seminar on “Flight Safety: The Way Forward” organised by Aviation and Tourism Journalists Forum of Bangladesh
Aviation experts recommended that a national crisis management team and combined emergency response plan should be in place for handling aircraft accidents and emergencies.
The speaker placed their recommendations at a round table discussion on “Flight Safety: The Way Forward” organised by Aviation and Tourism Journalists Forum (ATJFB) of Bangladesh on March 18 at Hotel Abakash in the capital Dhaka.
A round table discussion on “Flight Safety: The Way Forward” was organised by Aviation and Tourism Journalists Forum of Bangladesh on March 18 at Hotel Abakash.
The seminar was graced by Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal as chief guest, while President of Association of Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB) Manzur Morshed Mehboob, Director and Additional Secretary Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Shahadat Hossain, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB), Dr. Md. Nasir Uddin, Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor of Monitor attended as Special Guest.
Others who spoke at the discussion were CEO of US-Bangla Airlines, Imran Asif, Chief of Safety of NOVOAIR, Captain Ashfaq-ur-Rahman Khan, CCO at Regent Airways, Hanif Zakaria, General Manager, Corporate Safety and Quality of Bangladesh Biman, Muhammed Abdul Wadud, Wing Commander (retd) Hasan Masud, General Secretary of Bangladesh Airlines Pilots Association (BAPA), Capt Sajjad Quader, Flight Safety Consultant Capt Syed Muzammil Huq, Aviation Expert AFM Nurul Alam, General Secretary of Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh, Abdus Salam Aref, General Manager of US-Bangla Airlines, Quamrul Islam, Capt Salauddin Rahmatullah and Director (Flight Safety & Regulations) Wing Commander Chowdhury M Ziaul Kabir.
Aviation experts at the meet stressed the importance of forming a national crisis management committee to tackle all kinds of crisis effectively after any air accident by a local carrier or international airlines.
They also recommended formulating a central Emergency Response Plan (ERP) with stakeholder, including representative of media and develop an international standard manual.
The minister welcomed the proposals of forming a national crisis management team and said he would consider the matter.
He also said the ministry was working relentlessly to ensure aviation safety and the sector had recently achieved safety competencies above the global average.
The minister welcomed the proposal of forming a national crisis management committee for aviation sector and assured that he would consider the matter.
Kamal said the Civil Aviation authority is working relentlessly to ensure aviation safety and it has achieved safety competency above the global average in the recent time.
ATJFB President Nadira Kiron moderated the discussion while General Secretary Tanzim Anwar welcomed the guests and participants.