AIR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY SAFETY EXPERTS GATHER AT MAJOR AAPA EVENT

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AIR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY SAFETY EXPERTS GATHER AT MAJOR AAPA EVENT

Aviation safety is a shared responsibility built on mutual trust, collaboration and cooperation Seoul, Korea – More than 185 safety professionals from thirty-three (33) Asian airlines and related industry stakeholders are gathered in Seoul, Korea this week for the Asia-Pacific Aviation Safety Seminar 2018 (APASS 2018). This leading regional safety forum is dedicated to delivering ever higher standards, with airline specialists meeting with
industry stakeholders including regulators, airframe manufacturers and service providers.
The event is organised by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) and hosted by
Asiana Airlines.

APASS 2018 will focus on key industry safety priorities and discuss the challenges
resulting from growth, lessons to be learnt from mitigating commonly recognised risk
factors and the effective use of data in safety management. The seminar includes
practical workshops addressing specific safety topics including human factors, decision
making, fatigue, SMS implementation and cabin safety, allowing participants to discuss
practical solutions, safety threats, and innovative solutions.

The two-day seminar is hosted by Asiana Airlines, and strongly supported by Airbus,
Boeing, Aireon, Aerobytes, ASQS, CAE, Millennium Seoul Hilton, Ideagen, MITRE, Pratt
& Whitney, Singapore Aviation Academy, Southpac Aerospace, and Teledyne Controls.
Welcoming delegates, Captain Yamamura Akiyoshi, Senior Executive Vice President &
CSO, Asiana Airlines said, “Cooperation amongst airlines, and the cooperation between
airlines and the government are of the utmost importance for safety, and for minimizing
the impact of external environmental changes. The theme “Team up for safety” for this
AAPA Seminar seems to be a very timely topic.”

Keynote speaker Mr. Stephen Creamer, ICAO Director of the Air Navigation Bureau said,
“We have to continue to work together to highlight the benefits of proactively sharing
safety information, and changes to ICAO Annex 19 will provide additional safeguards
regarding the use of such information.”

Mr. Creamer continued, “Another benefit we believe will arise from the shift to
performance-based oversight is the opportunity to innovate in environments that are
facing rapid growth or challenging airspace or airport configurations.”

Delivering his opening remarks, AAPA Director General Mr. Andrew Herdman said,
“Flying today is extraordinarily safe. On a daily basis, we are all collectively responsible
for the safety, security and welfare of 11 million travelling passengers. This remarkable
achievement is a direct result of good teamwork, close cooperation and mutual trust
between regulators, airlines and other industry stakeholders.”

Mr. Herdman continued, “The travelling public places a high degree of trust in our
commitment to further enhance the safety of air travel. We must continue to learn
important lessons from accidents and other safety related incidents, and the growing
volume of operational data, to improve our processes and procedures and further
enhance safety performance.”

Mr. Herdman concluded, “Safety is an issue that demands constant vigilance and the
AAPA is fully committed to work with regulators and other industry stakeholders to
support the initiatives and efforts that deliver further improvements across the region.”

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