Global aviation safety conference in Sharjah

(Staff Reporter)
Filed on October 11, 2010

SHARJAH Over 200 members of the aviation industry will converge for two days at the 2nd Global Aviation Safety Conference (GASC) for Humanitarian Air Activities in Sharjah from Monday in an effort to reduce aviation accidents in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Capt Samir Sajet, WFPs Regional Aviation Safety Officer for Asia and the Middle East Region, said that the conference is open for all stakeholders in the aviation industry.

He said that discussions will focus on the importance of sharing information among airlines, the need to mitigate the high incidence of landing and approach accidents and pilot fatigue system.

Pilot fatigue system, which deals with crew working long hours in difficult environment, especially those in humanitarian air activities, has to be dealt with. Aviation specialists and researchers from UK, USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Mexico, Switzerland, Australia and South Africa have been invited.

The conference will be sponsored by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) of Sharjah and held under the patronage of Shaikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of Civil Aviation - Sharjah International Airport through Abdul Wahab Al Roomi, Director General Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Sharjah.

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