ERA, FSF and Eurocontrol host key aviation safety event

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PUTTING SAFETY FIRST – ERA, FSF AND EUROCONTROL HOST KEY AVIATION SAFETY EVENT ON SAFETY NETS

  • International aviation experts gather to improve and promote understanding of safety nets – vital in the prevention of hazardous situations
  • Forum will identify short-term safety improvement goals to increase effectiveness of safety nets

International aviation safety experts are attending a key safety forum in Brussels co-hosted by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and Eurocontrol.

Simon McNamara, ERA’s Director General, gave a keynote speech today at the two-day event, 7–8 June,  at Eurocontrol’s headquarters to an audience of experts who have gathered to focus on safety nets and improve the effectiveness of these essential safety tools in helping to prevent, for example, mid-air and runway collisions.

“Maintaining and improving the safety of aviation is a main focus for ERA and the association is proud to again be a joint host of this successful and important event and to be working with the FSF and Eurocontrol – industry-leading practitioners in aviation safety,” says McNamara. “While aviation remains an extremely safe means of transport it is important that the industry continues to look at ways of further improving safety standards. This safety forum, now in its fourth successive year, is an excellent vehicle for bringing together international safety experts to garner their expertise and ensure that the public’s safety remains aviation’s priority.”

ERA head office, UK, 7 June 2016

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