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NAAPE to hold delegates conference 29th-30th this month, present maiden Safety Awards

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The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, NAAPE, has announced its delegates conference scheduled for 29th-30th July, 2021 in Abuja at the NAF Conference Center, Kado.

The body is also planning at the event to present its maiden Annual Gold Standard Safety Awards.

At a press conference to unveil the event with the theme: “The Imperatives of Strong Partnership for a Sustainable Aviation Sector Recovery from Covid-19 Impact”, the NAAPE President, Engr. Abednego Galadinma said, the event would be opened with a symposium to be chaired by the Director General, NCAA and the guest speaker would be Mr. Chris Aligbe.

According to him, the special guest of honour would be the Minister of Aviation among Captains of industry and stakeholders.

Galadinma said, the NAAPE awards would be presented to four winners in their respective categories which include, airlines, helicopter operators and government agencies and allied aviation business.

He described the award as the prestigious and the first if its kind in the industry coming from a very reputable organization like NAAPE aimed to promoting safety with their slogan, “We don’t right for Safety.

“Recall that we organized a safety evaluation workshop for stakeholders in 2019 preparatory to these awards and questionnaires were issued to assess organizations. After this painstaking approach winners have emerged and will be celebrated on the 29th”.

The NAAPE President also used the event to highlight some of the achievements of his four years leadership as the president, these he listed to include settling all the debts on rents, promoting the welfare and well being of his members, authored a compendium of 50 outstanding pilots and engineers which recognises merit and encourages mentoring.

“We organized seminars/training for our leaders to improve their performance, we collaborated with AirTech Aviation Support Ltd and developed a database for pilots and engineers; we put NAAPE on the global stage through a functional website”.

“Negotiated favourable conditions of service for our branches, although other branches still have theirs at approval stage. We will vigorously pursue it to logical conclusion”, he added.

“We concluded the constitutional amendment process we inherited from our predecessors etc.all these were achieved because we remained united and focused”.

On their feat during the Covid-19 in 2020 for their members, Engr. Galadinma said, when the Covid threw in great challenge resulting in labour and industrial crises, the leadership rose to the occasion and successfully defended the entire pilots and aircraft maintenance community.