The seminar was sponsored by PIA, on the third anniversary of PIA fokker crash incident to commemorate those who lost their lives in the plane crash of July 10, 2006. The seminar provided a platform to discover new ideas for improving air safety and raising public awareness towards transportation safety in Pakistan and measures being taken by PIA to further improve aviation safety in Pakistan.
Managing Director PIA, Captain Mohammad Aijaz Haroon said PIA?s foremost priority is the safety of its passengers and special attention is being made with regard to the safety standards of the airline. PIA has successfully renewed it?s IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration. IATA has extended PIA?s IOSA registration for the next two years till June 24, 2011.
Out of a total of nearly 1,500 registered airlines in the world, only 308 airlines are IOSA certified, making it a highly respected accomplishment, he added. He said PIA would organise safety seminars each year in Multan, declaring Multan as a hub for aviation safety conference. A memorial would also be placed at Multan airport that would be shortly build with the cooperation of Civil Aviation Authority. staff report