BAOA organised BizAVIndia Safety Workshop to enhance awareness for aviation safety

  • Third edition of the workshop was organized in line with international safety norms
  • Operators and DGCA interacted on safety issues concerning the Business Aviation and General Aviation Industry

Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) curated its third edition of BizAVIndia Safety Workshop in Mumbai today to facilitate a dialogue between operators and regulator on most pressing issues concerning safety standards for non-scheduled and charter operators.

With presence from Operators, DGCA officials and international aviation experts, the half-day workshop discussed key issues, global trends and best practices for Business Aviation and General Aviation in India.

Rohit Kapur, President, Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) said, “There are inherent risks to any act of aviation. We understand that the operating environment and challenges for Business Aviation and General Aviation are different. The curated workshop aims to highlight relevant perspectives and showcase BAOA’s efforts in following safety norms that meet the international standards.
With this edition, we wanted to take a fresh look at strategies that bring safety efforts into the business framework of BA/GA aviation operations, he added.

Mr. Maneesh Kumar, Director, Air Safety, DGCA appreciated BAOA for bringing the forum together. He educated operators on the provisions for the new Civil Aviation requirement on Safety Management System and recent safety audit by ICAO.

Mr. RS Passi from DGCA’s Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau gave insights on the link between approached for prevention of accidents and Safety Management Systems.

Capt. Pankaj Chopra, who is leading BAOA’s SMS & Safety Workshop Committee, gave an operators’ viewpoint to the audience and member representatives from the DGCA.

Capt. Sameer Kohli, a global safety expert, shared some practical examples of Safety Management System’s implementation internationally.