AIB To Release Backlog Of Accident Reports
The accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has disclosed that it would release 10 final reports in the next 90 days.
The Commissioner of AIB Engr Akin Olateru ,while speaking to aviation journalist today.
He explained that the Bureau would release reports of some current accidents and others that have been pending since 2008, barely a year after the organisation was established.
He also said that AIB, has attained up to 85 per cent
implementation of safety recommendations issued to airlines and other agencies.
Olateru who revealed that some of the final reports have been on the shelf since inception,added that recommendations from the investigation reports would enhance industry safety.
According to him, ” in the next 90 days we will be releasing final reports of accidents in the last 12 years. We have the vice president’s helicopter crash, Kabo, Chanchangi and some others. We have a 737-200 in 2008. We have concluded investigation on the accidents.
” Some of these reports have gone to stakeholders for the 60 day review while others will be going for the stakeholders’ review.
- On implementation of safety recommendations, Olateru said the AIB has achieved 85 per cent implementation with the cooperation of both the NIgeriia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and airlines.
According to the commissioner, with NCAA’s support and airlines’ compliance the recommendations that have been implemented are over 85 per cent.
” Airlines are wise because they know the effect of non-compliance of these safety recommendations. It’s a win-win situation for everyone and the industry at large will benefit.
“If you issue a safety recommendation and it is not implemented then the recommendation has not served it’s purpose. In truth, if recommendations are not implemented airlines suffer, the public suffers but it helps the win-win situation and ensure their is confidence to fly,” Olateru said.