ICAO risk task force leadership announced

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By admin August 18, 2014 21:03

ICAO risk task force leadership announced

The ICAO task force on risks to civil aviation in conflict zones (TFRCZ) is to be led by David McMillan, chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF).

McMillan was unanimously elected as chairman at the inaugural meeting of the TFRCZ at ICAO headquarters in Montreal, Canada this week.

McMillan was nominated by the Malaysian government and supported by the Netherlands – the two countries most affected by the MH17 disaster.

McMillan previously served as director general of Eurocontrol before he took up the post as FSF chairman.

McMillan said: “It is an honour to be elected to lead this important task force. Civil aviation is fundamentally very safe, but we do need to apply lessons learned from the tragedy of MH17 and recent events to fill any gaps that may exist to better assess and share risks from and near regional conflict zones.”

FSF president and chief executive Jon Beatty says: “We’re enormously proud of David’s election, and can’t think of a better person to lead this important ICAO task force. The Foundation is directly participating in this task force, which has our full support.”

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By admin August 18, 2014 21:03