‘2014 Flight Safety Information Exchange Seminar’
The Aviation Safety Council (ASC) held ’2014 Flight Safety Information Exchange Seminar’ at the International Conference Hall, 15th floor of Dapinglin Joint Development Building, Xindian District of New Taipei City on April 22, 2014.
ASC Chairman Dr. Yu-Hern Chang stated at the opening ceremony: the Flight Safety Information Exchange Seminar is to share the ASC's experience, lessons learned from the occurrence investigation, and results of the safety study with the civil aviation industry. It was intended to promote safety and enhance over all safety as proposed in the Safety Management System (SMS). Furthermore, starting in January of 2014, ASC published the 'Journal of Aviation Safety and Management'. The journal covers flight safety and management related issues. Hopefully this journal can be a platform for sharing and exchanging theoretical and practical safety management information.
The two main themes of this seminar is ‘Safety Management System‘, and ‘Occurrence Investigation’. Invited speakers include specialists from the Institute of Transportation, MOTC, Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and Airlines. Topics presented covered SMS, State Safety Program (SSP),experience and recommendations from the occurrence investigation and case study. Chairman Chang hoped that every attendee may benefit from these presentations.
Chairman Chang also emphasized the down ward trend of the national occurrence rate. According to the aviation safety statistics, from 2004 to 2013, Taiwan civil aviation transportation category airplanes not only maintain the zero fatal accident rate, the hull loss occurrence rate drop from 3.38 per million departures to 0.58 per million departures, which is lower than the global average of 0.82. The above statistic indicates that national flight safety was a great leap forward in this year.
In closure, Chairman Chang asked the assistance and cooperation from the operators, Taoyuan international airport authority and CAA. During the one year period of single runway operation at Taoyuan international airport, Chairman committed that the ASC investigation team will try their best to minimize the impact to the airport operation cause by the investigation process execution.
CAA Director General Jean Shen shared her work experience at the opening ceremony: Airlines, CAA, Military and ASC are co-workers, despite different view points and job functions, they all share the safety responsibilities and should working as a team, cooperate with each other. The Director General took airport management as an example, CAA has the oversight responsibly of airport safety, on the other hand, CAA also needed to insure airport provide the sound service to the passenger. When occurrence happened, CAA shall maintain airport continuous operation and solve the problems. Through communication, cooperation, and procedure familiarization between organizations, we will be able to enhance flight safety.
Sherry Liu, Engineer