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AIB to host BAGAIA, train accident investigators on accident/incident report writing

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AIB commissioner, Akin Olateru

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is set to train members of the Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA) on a four day aircraft accident/incident report writing course slated for January this year.

Members of the BAGAIA accord group include, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The training aimed at building capacity in the aviation industry, will cover fire investigation, managing large-scale accident and incident investigation, emergency response and record investigation among others.

The training is an offshoot of the Second meeting of the BAGAIA Commission which was recently held between December 13 to 15, 2017 in Praia, Cabo Verde where the Commissioner of AIB, Akin Olateru proposed to the BAGAIA Commission to host the Air Accident/Serious Incident Report Writing Training.

According to the AIB commissioner, 20 of AIB’s safety investigators would be part of the training, adding invitation to participate in the training had also been extended to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Presidential Air Fleet, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigeria Air Force as such institutions also investigate its own incidents/accidents.

Olateru said, “Capacity building is so vital to the AIB’s job functions. This guarantee that all reports and safety recommendations issued out by the AIB are hoisted on the certainty that they do miss out any vital subject matter in their investigations that impact safety. ”

He said “Capacity development, infrastructural improvement, system and process re-engineering remain our focus in making sure that AIB contributes meaningfully to aviation safety for the common good of all. We are very pleased to be hosting the BAGAIA training as accident and incident report writing is a very important aspect to investigation”.

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