Karachi, May 12, 2015 (PPI-OT): PIA held a Seminar on Flight Safety and Quality Assurance initiatives at the PIA Training Centre Auditorium in Karachi. PIA Chairman Nasser N. Jaffer addressed the Seminar and presented Safety Awards to aviation professionals in recognition of their contributions and valuable efforts towards enhancing flight safety standards.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman said, “We need to chalk out strategies where PIA and other operators from Pakistan can provide safety education not only to Pakistan but to the regions around such as the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia and Africa. We need to use our experience and qualifications to educate every employee of PIA and raise awareness regarding safety amongst the general public.”
Guest speakers at the Seminar included Frank Del Gandio, President International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) and Caj Erik Frostell, former Chief of Accident Investigation and Prevention at the ICAO Air Navigation Bureau.
Other speakers included Dr. Unaiza Niaz, aviation psychiatrist, Air Marshal (Retd.) Saleem Arshad, President, Royal Aeronautical Society, Mustafa Khan, Country Manager, IATA, and Squadron Leader Naveed Sultan, PAF Institute of Air Safety.
Mrs. Seema Zaman, Deputy General Manager Quality Assurance, PIA, made a presentation on IGOM (IATA Ground Operational Manual) while Chief Pilot Safety, Capt. Amir Aftab reviewed PIA’s Flight Safety performance and initiatives.
For more information, contact:
Muhammad Mashhood Tajwar
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
PIA Head Office Airport
Fax: +92-21-34572225, +92-21-34570419