Top Air Force Commanders review ‘Aerospace Security’

November 11th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Chandigarh, Nov 11 (ANI): As the mission of Flight Safety of Indian Air Force is to ensure operational capability by conserving human and material resources through prevention of aircraft accidents, the Air Force Station here on Thursday witnessed a day-long Aerospace Safety Council Meet being held under the aegis of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command.

An annual feature, the Aerospace Safety Council Meet witnessed the participation of commanders of all bases under Western Air Command (WAC) as well as Aerospace Safety and Inspection Officers of all commands of Indian Air Force and the members from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).Addressing the commanders at the meet, which had the underlying theme- ‘Enhancing Flight Safety through professional leadership’, Air Marshal NAK Browne, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command said: “People are at the core of our Aviation Safety Programme and they must receive our highest attention.”

“The Western Air Command (WAC) contributes to approximately 35 percent of total flying efforts of Indian Air Force, which also includes the round the year air maintenance operations carried out by WAC in the Northern Region of the country,” he added.

The commanders’ carried out an annual review of flight safety records for flight safety or aerospace safety, which is ongoing concern for military aviation as it involves operating at the limits of human body, machine and environment.

With the aviation environment being extremely dynamic and the IAF operating a wide variety of aircraft of varied technological vintage, the meet provided a valuable platform for presenting and discussing various flight safety issues and sharing effective and innovative measures adopted at the bases towards enhancing flight safety and reducing the rate of accidents and incidents related to flying.

Emphasis on environmental issues that directly affect flight safety such as the bird menace was also discussed during the meet. (ANI)

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