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Aviation sector needs to improve work force

Update: July, 28/2016 - 20:00
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Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – All cases causing airway insecurity at levels B and C (A is the highest level) in the first six months this year were made by people, and this fact raised a “red” alarm about work force quality in the airway sector, said the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV).

Đỗ Quang Việt, deputy director of the CAAV, said that reasons related to people included the flight crew not assessing the situation well, not obeying the instructions strictly, or workers operating equipment not controlling the equipment properly.

Việt said that in the short term, port authorities in northern, central and southern areas must have more training to improve skills of resolving problems.

Pilots must raise their awareness and responsibility in their own and the flight crew’s work.

More training should also be given to workers operating equipment to minimise problems caused by people, he said.

Việt said that it was regulated that the country needed at least 27 airway security supervisors. But at present the country has only 17. The CAAV also needed five supervisors on flight safety management based on recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

The CAAV asked airlines to commend about 20 outstanding workers to appoint them as supervisors.

“Recently the CAAV appointed one worker, but ICAO did not agree because workers who had studied finance or trading did not have the capacity of supervising,” said Việt.

Director of the CAAV Lại Xuân Thanh said that the most important work in the coming time was renewing the training to improve work force quality.

“The training must start from real demand of airlines,” said Thanh.

Reports of the CAAV showed that the country saw 175 cases causing airway insecurity in the first six months of this year for planes on domestic airlines, a decrease of 14.6 per cent compared with the same period last year.

One case was in level C, 32 others in level D and 140 others in level E.

For planes on international airlines, the country saw 25 cases in level B, four in level D and 20 in level E. – VNS


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