CAAN unveils Aviation Safety Report 2018

25th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 25: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Rabindra Adhikari has officially launched the Nepal Aviation Safety Plan (2018-2022) and Aviation Safety Report, 2018 published by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on July 20 in the presence of CAAN officials and aviation stakeholders. The Aviation Safety Report 2018 unveiled by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has revealed that the country showed significant progress in the improvement of its safety oversight capability, with the total number of incidents reported in 2017 dropping from 192 to 159 in 2016.

The report has said that significant safety concern issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization after the ICAO validation mission in 2013 has been resolved. “Similarly, effective implementations of ICAO safety standards and guidance have also been raised above the global average.”The report revealed that effective implementation by CAAN was 43 per cent in 2009, 55 per cent in 2013 and 66.08 per cent in 2017.

On the occasion, Mr. Adhikari appreciated the efforts of CAAN for the improvement of aviation safety in Nepal and opined that information sharing is important for efficient collaboration and production of synergy ultimately. “We have strictly abided by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s global aviation safety plan,” said Birendra Shrestha, spokesperson for CAAN, adding the authority will not let up on its efforts till the country’s aviation sector is deemed ‘safe’.

Nepal Aviation Safety Plan (2018-2022), prepared in congruence with the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan (2020-2022), incorporates five years plan for enhancing aviation safety in Nepal and also includes the goals for the CAAN to improve its safety oversight capabilities.

Aviation Safety Report, 2018 is the report depicting the safety status of Nepal and provides a brief overview of updates on safety indicators including accidents that occurred during the past ten years together with the safety challenges of Nepal, safety priorities and the status of Nepal in ICAO USOAP Audit.