‘2017 Safety Information Exchange Seminar’
The Aviation Safety Council （ASC） held the '2017 Safety Information Exchange Seminar' on August 15, 2017.
Dr. Hwung-Hweng Hwung, Chairman of ASC indicates when addressing the opening ceremony that this Seminar is the seventh consecutive one since the very first Safety Information Exchange Seminar in 2011, and that the underlying purposes of such Seminar remain the same: namely the establishment of superior safety culture and the promotion of aviation safety through the interchange of relevant information on aviation safety and sharing of experiences in technological development, thereby facilitating benevolent interaction between aviation industries, regulatory agencies, and occurrence investigation agencies. The main theme of this year is “Risk Management－－from Theory to Practice”.
Based upon ASC's experiences for years, Chairman Dr. Hwung emphasizes one point in particular. Occurrences always happened due to the cumulative effects of certain potentially unsafe actions or measures which had been ignored over time until one day when loopholes and negligences reached the breaking point. Dr. Hwung believes that the wisest way of preventing aviation occurrence lies in understanding, assessing, and evaluating various risks all the time, choosing the most effective strategy and taking initiatives in rectifying potential risks systematically, so reducing risks to the minimum and preventing occurrences before risks could ever happen.
Among the speakers invited are Dr. Paul C. Cheng from USA to address “Risk Management Overview” as key-note speaker; Civil Aeronautics Administration representatives speak on “Civil Aviation SMS Implementation Review”; speakers from civil aviation industries give a paper on practical aspects in the risk management of civil aviation industries; Prof. Y.L.Hsu of Kainan University and colleagues from ASC report on key points from their joint Research Program on “Fatigue Management”. In addition, ASC colleagues also speak on “How to Conduct Occurrence Investigation through Structure Analysis”, as well as findings and result from “Another Approach to Monitoring Flight Data”.
In closing, Chairman Dr. Hwung thanks all speakers for their participation and contribution, China Aviation Development Foundation and Flight Safety Foundation-Taiwan for their sponsorship and assistance, without whom this Seminar could not possibly have proceeded smoothly. He also thanks all distinguished guests for their participation. Chairman Hwung is hopeful that a mechanism for communication and sharing in aviation community of Taiwan could be set up through this Seminar－－a communication forum for all of us. Dr. Hwung believes that our sky will be safer through all of us making efforts together.
Flight Safety Foundation-Taiwan Chairman Dr. Chih-Wen Fang indicates when addressing the opening ceremony, that flight safety information collection, analysis and exchange is a key element to improve flight safety. Flight Safety Foundation-Taiwan collected international and domestic flight safety information in order to provide our civil aviation industry, administration, and academia flight safety information more efficiently for risk management usage. Government authority is also promoting Safety Management System （SMS） to improve flight safety through risk management, and information sharing is one of the key elements in SMS. Flight safety cannot be achieved without cooperation from authorities and operators, continuous learning and experience sharing.
Sherry Liu, Engineer