‘During this time of global crisis, the aviation industry cannot afford to take its eye off safety, or be distracted by economic challenges,’ the chairman of Safeskies Australia, Captain Peter Raven AM, said today. ‘Although most of the global passenger fleet is grounded, there is a growing need for freight and charter. With support and oversight services operating under the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a real and present safety challenge.’
‘Aviation must remain focused on ensuring high standards of aviation safety continue in operations, ground handling, maintenance and oversight over the coming months,’ he said.
As a trusted and independent organisation promoting aviation safety through its biennial conference and other forums, Safeskies is using the coming months to develop safety education events tailored to an industry emerging from an unprecedented shut-down.