By Fabian Hakalits – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Amid the recent aviation accidents that occur in Papua New Guinea, the country is still safe to fly. This is from the PNG Accident Investigation Commission revealing that statistics of aviation accidents, compared to the rest of the world, is safe.
Chief Executive Officer, David Inau, in response to questions raised by EMTV News on PNGs position when it comes to aviation accidents compared to the rest of the world.
“With the amount of flying we do in the country as you know that the aviation industry since then has contributed to Papua New Guinea’s development,”
“Compared to the rest of the world, our records speak for themselves and PNG is safe,” Inau said.
Mr Inau says aviation authorities in Papua New Guinea, the regulator Civil Aviation Safety Authority, PNG Air Services and National Airports Corporation, work together to ensure standards are maintained.
And all procedures are in compliance with international standards of practice.
“Our regulator, CASE, is playing a very important role maintaining safety and standards in accordance with international practice,”
“So I would like to tell Papua New Guineans and the rest of the world, that Papua New Guinea is safe to fly,” he said.
Mr Inau says the use of updated technology has helped to improve safety standards. And even airline operators are also complying with safety standards.