A three-day long International Flight Safety Seminar jointly organized by Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) and Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) began at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel Dhaka on Monday (21-10-2019). Information Minister of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP inaugurated the seminar as the Chief Guest.
The aim of the seminar is to bridge the perspective on flight safety challenges of both civil and military community since the airspace is used jointly. The theme of the seminar is “ Team effort can ensure team safety”.
On his arrival at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel the Minister was received by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat.
The Chief Guest expressed his heartfelt thanks to the organizers of the seminar. He applauded the noble objective of the seminar for creating opportunity for sharing experiences within military and civil organizations to enhance flight safety. He also expressed that Flight Safety was not a business of Air Forces only and every aviation related organization could be greatly benefitted from the concepts and practices of safety culture. He expected that the participants with their rich experience and knowledge would be able to identify different challenges for improving flight safety standards which will eventually benefit all the stake-holders.
Military representatives from USA, Italy, China, Malaysia, India, Turkey, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Oman, Morocco, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh took part in the seminar. This year for the first time two regional members of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) participated during the seminar.
Representatives from Ministry of Defence, Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Armed Forces Division (AFD), Bangladesh Police, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd, Bangladesh Flying Academy, Padma Oil Company, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, MIST, and other civil airlines of Bangladesh participated in the seminar. This International seminar will be held from 21-23 Oct 19 under the arrangement of BAF and CAAB.