GSFC meet focus on recent events
Abu Dhabi, June 9, 2011
Publicly reported global aviation incidents, ranging from bird strikes and the carriage of dangerous goods to runway incursions, were discussed at the recent annual general meeting of the Gulf Flight Safety Committee (GFSC).
Organised by Abu Dhabi-based Maximus Air Cargo, the 24th meeting of GFSC played host to 50 senior representatives from the region’s aviation sectors.
The meeting also saw the re-election of the committee with Captain Jo Gillespie, (Gates Aviation Consulting) returned as chair.
“We have achieved an enormous amount over the years,” said Captain Jo Gillespie. “Thanks in large part to the support we get from organizations such as Maximus, who recognize the benefits that can be gained through the forum, for the mutual benefit of everyone in, or connected to the region’s aviation industry.”
“Over the last decade we have grown into a first class tool for sharing safety information and keeping the region’s aviation industry and its partners up to date with the best practices in aviation safety,” Gillespie added.
Maximus Air Cargo president and CEO, Fathi Hilal Buhazza said: “In Maximus our position towards safety is uncompromising, and is of paramount importance to our business and our clients operations and is simply non- negotiable.”
“We invest heavily to ensure we deliver accordingly. We will also therefore continue put our full weight behind organizations such as the GFSC,” he added.
The GFSC, formed in 2000 by a group of Gulf based Safety Professionals, aims to create a forum to pursue the highest standards of aviation safety for the region. – TradeArabia News Service