AirNewsTimes Uk About US Contact

AAPA Statement on Air Asia Indonesia QZ8501

AAPA Statement on Air Asia Indonesia QZ8501

Commenting on the loss of Air Asia Indonesia flight QZ8501, Mr. Andrew Herdman, Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said:

» Aviation - W | Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Air News Times
"We join others in expressing our profound sadness following the tragic loss of flight QZ8501 on 27 December in Indonesian airspace whilst enroute from Surabaya to Singapore.  Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew whose lives were lost as a result of this tragedy.
 
"Following confirmed sightings and collection of debris from the accident site, the emergency services will be focused on expanding their efforts to find and recover the bodies of the victims as well as floating debris, whilst seeking to locate the remainder of the stricken aircraft.  Recovering the black box flight data and cockpit voice recorders will be critically important in helping the official accident investigation team to determine the sequence of events which led to the catastrophic loss of the aircraft.  In accordance with established protocols, both the search and rescue and accident investigation is will be led by the Indonesian authorities, with additional international support from other foreign governments and industry experts."
 
During the year 2014, the air transport industry suffered some extraordinary losses which attracted intense media coverage worldwide and severely tested the resilience of the industry.  Nevertheless, there were actually fewer fatal accidents last year compared to past years.  The overall safety performance of the industry was maintained at a high level, and flying remains the safest form of transport today.  Looking back over the past five years, the industry has maintained continuous improvements in safety performance, resulting in a halving of the average major accident loss rate over the period.
 
Nevertheless, every accident results in immense human suffering, and the industry is committed to ensuring that lessons are learned and applied with the aim of delivering further improvements in industry safety performance.  Responding to the extraordinary losses of MH370 and MH17 earlier this year, joint efforts by governments and industry, including ICAO's Conflict Zone Task Force and Aircraft Tracking Task Force, are actively seeking to identify gaps in current operational practices and prioritise additional safety initiatives to further enhance overall safety performance.
 
Mr. Andrew Herdman, AAPA Director General reflected, "In our hearts we are deeply saddened by every loss of life.  Although flying is the safest form of travel, and now part of everyday modern life, there is never any room for complacency.  The four major accidents in 2014 serve as a reminder that safety is always the number one priority.  As industry, we will learn lessons from these accidents and strive to ensure that such events will not recur again."
 
He concluded, "Aviation in the Asia Pacific region continues to expand rapidly and the quality of effective safety oversight needs to match this growth.  AAPA's safety objective is to deliver further positive improvements in safety performance, recognising that this can only be achieved through the joint efforts of the region's operators, working in close partnership with regulators and other involved stakeholders.  AAPA continues to be fully supportive of the latest ICAO safety objectives, including those addressing further enhancements to runway safety, approach and landing procedures, wildlife hazard management, and wider deployment of safety management systems."
Tags:
Warning: Comments which include insulting, offensive sentences or hints, assault and comments with the unwritten rules of spellingand written in English characters incorrectly will not be approved.
Login to make a comment with your user name
Yorumunuzu Sendin
Tüm Yorumları Okumak İçin tıklayın

More News

All Nippon Airways Reportedly to Order the Airbus A380
Thursday, December 31, 2015    
AA550: Interview With First Officer Steve Stackelhouse
Thursday, December 31, 2015    
Qantas Resumes Nonstop Service to San Francisco
Thursday, December 31, 2015    
AirwaysNews' 2015 Top 10 Stories
Wednesday, December 30, 2015    
First A320neo Delivery Postponed Until January
Wednesday, December 30, 2015    
Most Significant Aviation Events in 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015    
Op-Ed: Is Open Seating Losing Altitude at Southwest?
Tuesday, December 29, 2015    
AirwaysNews' 2016 Aviation Predictions
Monday, December 28, 2015    
Top 10 Holiday Videos
Thursday, December 24, 2015    
The 2015 AirwaysNews Aviation Holiday Wish List
Wednesday, December 23, 2015    
Airbus Beluga XL Production Starts
Monday, December 21, 2015    
Airbus to Delay IndiGo's A320neo Delivery
Monday, December 21, 2015    
WestJet Spreads Holiday Cheer 12,000 Times
Monday, December 21, 2015    
Flashback Friday: 80th Anniversary of the Douglas DC-3
Saturday, December 19, 2015    
All Nippon Airways Reportedly to Order the Airbus A380
All Nippon Airways Reportedly to Order the Airbus A380
ANA is reportedly planning to order three Airbus A380s, according to Nikkei
EVA Airways Becomes a Boeing 787-10 Customer
EVA Airways Becomes a Boeing 787-10 Customer
The Taiwanese Carrier has inked a deal with Boeing for the purchase of up o
Delta to Keep 14 Additional Boeing 757-200s
Delta to Keep 14 Additional Boeing 757-200s
According to Bloomberg, Delta will keep 14 Boeing 757-200 aircraft that wer
Bombardier: CSeries Certification Program on Track
Bombardier: CSeries Certification Program on Track
Despite the shadows about its future, Bombardier stays loyal to its CSeries
CityJet to Take Delivery of 15 Superjet SSJ100
CityJet to Take Delivery of 15 Superjet SSJ100
CityJet has confirmed today the acquisition of 15 SuperJet SSj100, with del
CityJet to Become a CRJ-900 Operator
CityJet to Become a CRJ-900 Operator
Irish carrier Cityjet has confirmed that will become a Bombardier CRJ-900 o
JetBlue to Take Off to Quito, Ecuador
JetBlue to Take Off to Quito, Ecuador
JetBlue continues its Latin American expansion out of Fort Lauderdale, now
  • Kara Kutu

  • Çok Okunan

  • Yorumlanan

AirNews'i Delicious'ta PaylaşınAirNews'i Stumbleupon'da Paylaşın!AirNews'i Twitter'da Takip Edin!AirNews Facebook Sayfasını Ziyaret EdinAirNews RSS
UK News | World | Aviation | Airlines | Airports | Business | Space | Technology | Tourism | Photos | Videos

This Site All Rights Reserved. Not be quoted without permission.

Copyright © 2008 - 2011 airnewstimes.co.uk

Design / Software: Air News Times