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Pune, July 10,2019 : In Indian Air Force mission safety is a focus area while ensuring high level of operational preparedness. This is being ensured by embedding safety in all activities undertaken in air and on ground so as to conserve available human and aircraft resources for maximising availability of employment in war. Towards this Air Force Station Pune saw a day long Aerospace Safety Council Meet being held under the aegis of Air Marshal HS Arora AVSM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief South Western Air Command.

The Aerospace Safety Council Meet witnessed participation of Commanders of all bases under South Western Air Command as well as Aerospace Safety and Inspection Officers of all the Commands of Indian Air Force and representatives from Indian Army, Indian Navy and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, which is responsible for manufacturing, assembling or servicing most of the IAF aircraft.

The meeting saw the Commanders carry out an annual review of flight safety records, and analyse existing trends related aircraft accidents and incidents in SWAC. The Director General (Inspection and Safety) along with his staff from Air HQ also shared their views and assessment with the audience. The meet included sharing of effective and innovative measures adopted at the bases, including environmental issues, that directly affect flight safety like bird menace and prevention of aircraft damage due to presence of foreign objects.

Addressing the commanders at the meet which had the underlying theme ‘Enhancing Flight Safety through Professional Leadership’, Air Marshal HS Arora AVSM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command said, “The South Western Air Command contributes significantly to the overall flying effort of Indian Air Force. People are the core of our Aviation Safety Programme and they must receive our highest attention. Effective supervision and safety orientation to minimize Human Error must be our focused area for improving our aerospace safety record”.