Experts says air accidents increased due to non-compliance of ICAO standards
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Experts have concluded that air accidents have increased in Nepal due to non-compliance with the principles specified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The experts who participated in the meeting of the National Concerns and Coordination Committee under the National Assembly of the Federal Parliament sitting at the Singh Durbar on Friday said so.
Former Director General of Civil Aviation Authority Sanjiv Gautam, former Director General of Aviation Department Birendra Bahadur Deuja and former Engineer Director of Nepal Airlines Achyutaraj Pahari stated that there is a lack of skilled manpower to secure Nepal's airspace and emphasized that it should be filled immediately.
Speaking at the meeting, former engineer director of Nepal Airlines, Pahari said that if the standards specified by ICAO are fully followed, Nepal's air service will be safe and accidents will be reduced. He said that the Nepal Air Service Provider should pay special attention to the management of skilled manpower.
Former Director General of Civil Aviation Authority, Gautam, said that emphasis should be placed on increasing the efficiency of the regulatory bodies to make Nepal's air service safe. He drew serious attention from the government to pay attention to structural reforms for air service safety.