Africa: 2016 Africa Aviation Accident Free Year‘ ‘What Did Africa Do Right”?


Being a keynote Address
By Elder Gabriel .O. Olowo Mecons. Fnim
President – Sabre Network WA & Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative NG
@ 13th AKWAABA, AFRICAN TRAVEL MARKET 2017 – AVIATION DAY Monday 11th Sep 2017
.2016 Africa Aviation Accident
.Case Study of Nigeria
.Key Improvement Parameters

2016 Africa Aviation Accident

2016 Africa Aviation Accident: Case Study Nigeria

“Last year some 3.8 billion travellers flew safely on 40.4 million flights. The number of total accidents, fatal accidents and fatalities all declined versus the five-year average, showing that aviation continues to become safer.
The goal is for every flight to depart and arrive without incident. And every accident redoubles our efforts to achieve that,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.




2016 Africa Aviation Accident: Case Study Nigeria


Key Improvement Parameters
1. IOSA & IATA Standard Safety Assessment. IATA being an airline association
through IOSA have made its members to be principally responsible for
Safety and not necessarily the Regulator
2. Airline members in the strive for Safety also do go extra mile to subject itself
to audit by other jurisdiction outside its own registration. e.g EASA
certification in addition to that of NCAA.
3. Intensified human capital development through routine and schedule
trainings for ALL, Pilots in particular since pilot error do account for about
80% of all aviation accidents. Implementation of safety management system
4. More budget is set aside for maintenance and dedicated account for
maintenance reserve as accident is planned through neglect / poor
5. That is not all, operators are successfully moving to newer and
younger fleets with lower operational and maintenance cost.
6. Thanks to fund availability at low costs through financial institutions
7. More Economic Lease/Purchase Conditions from aircraft suppliers.
8. Continued advocacy for improved Aviation infrastructure.
9. Acceleration of ICAO Safety related standard and recommended practices.
10. Autonomous CAAs with less and less government interference resulting to
more efficient regulation.
11. IOSA becoming part of airline certification process. It is voluntarily
The necessary and sufficient condition for Safety RESTS permanently with a responsible Operator and a responsible Regulator will not settle for LESS


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