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Friday, May 23, 2014

THAI Co-Hosts AAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Safety Seminar 2014

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) plays host to the two-day Asia Pacific Aviation Safety Seminar 2014 (APASS 2014), from 21-22 May 2014, that is organized by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) to provide a forum for Asia Pacific airlines to discuss and share views on balancing regional growth and safety. 

APASS 2014 is endorsed by the Flight Safety Foundation and Airports Council International – Asia Pacific, and hosted by THAI, with support from Eva Air, Airbus, Boeing, CEFA Aviation, SAGEM (SAFRAN Group), and Teledyne Controls.  The two-day seminar includes workshops to address practical issues on safety performance, flight operations, cabin safety, safety threats, challenges and solutions.

Delivering the APASS 2014 keynote address on behalf of the Ministry of Transport was Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thai Airways International, who stated, “In the constantly growing global market for air services, the safety, security and sustainability of air navigation are paramount.  Ensuring safety remains the top priority.  The continuous improvement in global aviation safety is fundamental to ensuring that air transport continues to play a major role in driving sustainable economic and social development around the world.

“For Thailand, the country’s geographical advantage as a convenient hub for both air passengers and cargo traffic will help us to achieve our goal of becoming an aviation leader in this region.  It is also important that we focus on strategies to promote the manufacturing industry for aircraft parts and engines, developing maintenance and overhaul facilities as well as training pilots and crew to accommodate the growth of the industry.  Cooperation and collaboration in the aviation safety and aviation industry are keys to achieving sustainable growth in aviation.”

The AAPA Director General Mr. Andrew Herdman said, “AAPA is committed to working with stakeholders and playing a critical role in ensuring that airlines in the region remain vigilant in maintaining the very highest safety standards.”

TG064-THAI Hosts AAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Safety Seminar 2014

Presiding over the opening ceremony to launch the AAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Safety Seminar 2014:
-         Mr. Danny Ho (second from left), Executive Vice President, Safety and Security, EVA Air, and Chairman of the AAPA Flight Operations & Safety Working Group
-         Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong (third from left), Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force and Chairman of THAI’s Board of Directors
-         Mr. Andrew Herdman (third from right), Director-General, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)
-         Mr. Arun Mishra (second from right), Regional Director, Asia Pacific, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
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