Guwahati: The 'Aviation Safety Week' is being observed from November 25 to November 29, at all Northeast Airports under the Airports Authority of India (AAI). It is celebrated during the last week of November every year. This time also, the regional headquarter of NER, AAI is celebrating it keeping safety as the paramount in aviation. The aviation safety week was jointly inaugurated by the Indian Oil Refinery's (Guwahati) Executive Director S Manchanda and the AAI's (AAI- North-East Region) Executive Director Sanjeev Jindal in presence of General Managers, Head of the Aviation safety Department and AAI officials.
Addressing the officials, Chief Guest Manchanda said that whenever there is a lapse, a system fails and when the system fails we are like a helpless situation. Need is that we should not bypass any safety procedures. Safety is the measure through which we learn, evolve and implement our skills in a system. I am thankful to you all that by participating in such programmes, I got to learn many things about aviation safety, he added.
Welcoming the chief guest and the participants, Jindal said that Safety is an integral part of all machinery that we work on. At Airports and in aviation, we are working in a glamorous sector that attracts the glory and attention of many people. Another aspect is speed and safety at speed of sound is very tricky as the aircraft are flying against the law of nature and flying at about 1,000 km/hr is itself a challenge to tackle, but we have the mechanism to operate it that requires safety at the place all the time all the corners. But as it’s a risky business, any lapses should be observed and brought to notice and it should be welcomed, he added. Further, he said, as safety is paramount in aviation we must follow it at all spheres of life. Expectations are increasing, traffic is growing, challenges are high and to cope up with it, safety becomes paramount and core concern with zero tolerance. We should be efficient but safe also.
A press meet was also called by him where he described about the importance and magnificent ways of implementing Aviation safety measures. He hailed the works done by the officers and described it as an interesting and exciting sector to work with. ‘We need three stages to complete an action plan and to conceptualise it, i.e. planning, executing and commissioning it, which involves the role of government agencies such as, DGCA, BCAS, Ministries and stakeholders like airlines, CISF, concessioners’ Jindal said. Activities of Bird-hit that affects airport operations were also discussed adopting guidelines, SOPs and involvement of local administration.
A presentation by GM (ATM) RG Lama and Deputy General Manager MY Yaseen, AAI was also shown on the occasion which focused on the adoption of Safety culture for all working at the airport, from a worker to top executive, It should not be practised every day is, it highlighted. Management should take remedial action to implement the safety culture and aware all working in an airport, the presentation showcased.
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