Inaugural international accident investigation forum opens in Singapore

17:19, April 21, 2010      

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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

(Editor:张茜)

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