KATHMANDU, Nepal– At a time Himalayan nation was suffering from frequent air, an aviation safety campaign was held in the Capital Kathmandu.
Foreign experts, including Captain Peter Budd, standards and procedures officer at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Sue Warner-Bean of the University of South Carolina, and Peter N Stein, chairman of Business Advisory Committee of the Flight Safety Foundation offered training courses to the participants to the three training jointly organized by World Food Programme Aviation Safety Unit, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN)
During the three day programme, Sushil Ghimire, secretary at Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said the country was in dire need to do more to raise air safety standards. Mr Ghimire claimed that the country was ready to address the deficiencies as identified by ICAO.
AOAN President Captain Rameshwor Thapa was of the view that government failed to persuade the European Commission (EC) about the steps adopted by Nepal to improve air safety standard, which, he said, could have prevented Nepal from being blacklisted.
The campaign that witnessed 200 air experts from aviation industry, ended Sunday.