Inaugural international accident investigation forum opens in Singapore

17:19, April 21, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The inaugural International Accident Investigation (IAI) Forum opened in Singapore on Wednesday, a platform where government officials and industry stakeholders come together to discuss and exchange pointers in the area of aviation investigation.

From April 21 to 23, 2010, more than 160 chief aircraft accident investigators, senior investigation officials and experts from over 29 countries and six international and regional organizations will be taking part in the IAI Forum.

Opening the forum, Singapore's Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Transport Choi Shing Kwok emphasized that there was a need for a stronger network of exchanges and closer mutual cooperation in order to cope with the new challenges from a fast- changing and globalized air transport industry.

"The IAI Forum serves as a useful platform where investigation officials are able to foster consensus and discuss cooperation as well as common approaches before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Accident and Investigation Prevention Divisional Meetings which convenes once every seven to 10 years," he said.

At the three-day Forum, participants will discuss topics such as the State Safety Program (SSP), recent amendments to ICAO's standards for international investigation, international cooperation, challenges in major accidents, and sharing and protection of safety information.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion