The Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) aims to increase its reputation both locally and abroad, as an organisation committed to improving air transport safety.
This was made known during the launch of AIC’s Corporate Plan and Priorities 2016 to 2020, today.
Captain David Inau, who heads the AIC, acknowledged the support from all stakeholders in completing this plan.
“The PNG aviation environment is well-known for its operational challenges, and these increase the risk of aircraft accidents and serious incidents. An independent air safety investigation agency is therefore critical to maintaining and enhancing aviation transport safety in the country,” he said.
The focus now, according to Captain Inau, is for the AIC to fulfil the targets outlined in this document.
“As CEO of the AIC, I look forward to ensuring that at the conclusion of the period covered by this plan, the AIC is well on its way to being a truly self-sufficient and internationally respected transport safety investigation agency,” Inau said.
The occasion was made extra special, with Civil Aviation Minister, Davis Steven, announcing a location set aside for the AIC to construct its facilities – the first time for the AIC to have a permanent home since its establishment.