Conference on aviation fire safety begins

Kathmandu, August 16

A two-day international conference on aviation fire safety began here today.

Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting conference and exhibition amid a function. The conference is being jointly organised by Asia pacific Region and Nepal Rescue and Fire Fighter Association.

According to Krishna Bahadur Thapa, director at Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the conference provides a unique opportunity to meet and learn from ARFF regulatory authorities as well as other aviation and fire experts from all over the globe more about critical regulatory initiatives which will impact airport fire services.

Experts throughout the ARFF industry have agreed that innovation has led to improvements in technology, training and preparation for managing almost any category of aviation emergency. “ARFF international conference will be help participants gain knowledge about aviation growth, challenges and ARFF dynamics,” the organisers said.

The conference will also facilitate learning of latest technologies, training methods and process followed at airports across the country, said Thapa, who is also chief of CAAN’s Rescue and Fire Fighting Department.

Industry players and leading experts from different countries will share their experience and technical knowledge at the conference. Some of speakers include Frank Diaz from United Arab Emirates, Herbert Poellinger from Austria, Kim T Olsen from Denmark, Arun Rao from Canada, Selvaraj Arumugham, Gp Capt ER Rajappan and Devasia KJ from India and Deo Chandra Lal Karn from Nepal.

The speakers will share knowledge on a wide range of issues, including natural disasters and business resilience, wildlife hazard management at the airport and Robust Physical Fitness and Mental Alertness of ARFF crew.