GUWAHATI, Nov 27 - The Aviation Safety Week is being observed from November 25 to 29 at all the airports of the North East under the Airports Authority of India.
It is celebrated during the last week of November every year. This time also, the regional headquarters of NER, AAI is celebrating it keeping paramount the rules of safety in aviation.
The Aviation Safety Week was formally inaugurated on Monday by the Executive Director of Guwahati Refinery S Manchanda and the Regional Executive Director, AAI-North East Region, Sanjeev Jindal, in presence of general managers, head of the aviation safety department and AAI officials.
During a media conference held on Tuesday, Sanjeev Jindal described the importance and the magnificent ways of implementing aviation safety measures. He hailed the works done by the officers and described it as an interesting and exciting sector to work.
Addressing the officials as the chief guest on the inaugural day, Manchanda said that whenever there is a security lapse, a system fails and when that fails, it creates a helpless situation. �Thus, we should never bypass safety procedures. Safety is the measure through which we learn, evolve and implement our skills in a system. By participating in such a programme, I got to learn many things about the aviation safety,� he added.
Welcoming the chief guest and the participants, Jindal said that safety is an integral part of all machinery that we work on. �At airports and in aviation, we are working in a glamorous sector that attracts glory and attention. Safety and speed are two important aspects on which we work simultaneously. Aircraft fly against the law of nature and flying at about 1000km/hr is itself a challenge to tackle, but we have the mechanism to operate it that requires the highest safety standards all the time in all the corners. But, as it�s a risky business, the parameters should be closely observed and any lapses should be brought to notice,� he added.
He also stressed the need of safety in all spheres of life. �Expectations are increasing, traffic is growing, challenges are high and to cope up with it, safety becomes paramount and core concern. We should be efficient and safe at the same time,� he mentioned.