IPIAAM, BAGAIA trains 24 participants on basic aircraft accident investigation


IPIAAM, BAGAIA trains 24 participants on basic aircraft accident investigation

BANJUL Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA) in collaboration with ‌Institute for the Prevention and Investigation of Aeronautical and Maritime Accidents (IPIAAM) has commenced training of 24 participants in basic aircraft accident investigation


Participants from the Cabo Verde, Portugal, Ghana, Guinea Conakry and others were part of those represented in the training consummating BAGAIA’s plan of seeking massive capacity building in the region with an emphasis on training younger ones to learn from experience.


The training programme holding from 17th to 25th of May 2021 at the Pestana Tropico Hotel, Cidade da Praia, Cabo Verde will look at diverse areas including Investigative Reasoning, Conducting an Investigation and On Scene Management.


The programme will also look at aircraft structure/fracture analysis, aircraft system, mid air collusions/ inflight break ups as well as flight recorders and report writing/safety recommendations. It will analyze multiple case studies all in a bid to prepare investigators to the more practical reality of aircraft incidents and accidents


Commissioner of BAGAIA, Engr.‌ ‌Charles‌ ‌Irikefe‌ ‌Erhueh‌ ‌who gave the opening‌ ‌remarks‌ ‌ ‌thanked IPIAAM for allowing the collaboration with BAGAIA and envisaged robust and informative sessions in the days ahead.


He said,” Air transport is extremely important for the country as it reduces the conditions of insularity, guaranteeing connectivity and allowing the exploitation of the global market. The relevance of the aeronautical sector has come to be recognized and manifested through the major investments made in the improvement of airport and air navigation infrastructures and the construction of a system for regulations, supervisions, inspections, prevention, and investigation of accidents, and attendant safety recommendations in the aviation sector.


“Civil aviation, which at the same time guarantees the safety of air operations, also dynamizes the market and accommodates the growing number of flights, passengers, and goods.


“Furthermore, considering the alignment of Cabo Verde with the objectives defined in the creation of IPIAAM, embodied in the aviation development strategy itself, and with that purpose, the headquarters of BAGAIA was installed. The‌ ‌BAGAIA‌ ‌objective‌ ‌among‌ ‌others‌ ‌to‌ ‌improve‌ ‌the‌ ‌capabilities‌ ‌of‌ ‌this‌ ‌organization‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌independent‌ ‌tool‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌BAG‌ ‌responsible‌ ‌for‌ ‌developing‌ ‌the‌ ‌cooperation‌ ‌of‌ ‌Member‌ ‌States‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌area‌ ‌of‌ ‌​investigation‌ ‌of‌ ‌accidents‌ ‌and‌ ‌incidents.‌ ‌


‌“In‌ ‌this‌ ‌way,‌ ‌the‌ ‌realization‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌training‌ ‌is‌ ‌configured‌ ‌as‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌actions‌ ‌that‌ ‌will‌ ‌contribute‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌awareness‌ ‌and‌ ‌familiarization‌ ‌of‌ ‌national‌ ‌technicians,‌ ‌air‌ ‌safety‌ ‌investigators‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌region‌ ‌and‌ ‌professionals,‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌application‌ ‌of‌ ‌collective‌ ‌and‌ ‌individual‌ ‌safety‌ ‌measures‌ ‌that‌ ‌guarantee‌ ‌the‌ ‌prevention‌ ‌of‌ ‌accidents‌ ‌and,‌ ‌therefore,‌ ‌enabling‌ ‌the‌ ‌consolidation‌ ‌of‌ ‌operational‌ ‌safety‌ ‌and‌ ‌security.


He enjoined the Cabo Verde to ‌‌ ‌start‌ ‌a‌ ‌training‌ ‌school‌ ‌for‌ ‌both‌ ‌Aviation‌ ‌and‌ ‌Maritime‌ ‌for‌ ‌its‌ ‌benefits‌ ‌range‌ ‌from‌ ‌enhancing‌ ‌tourism‌ ‌to‌ ‌human‌ ‌capacity‌ ‌building‌ ‌in‌ ‌return‌ ‌increase‌ ‌the‌ ‌country‌ ‌GDP.‌


At the opening ceremony of the training was ‌Minister‌ ‌of‌ ‌Tourism‌ ‌and‌ ‌Transport‌ ‌-‌ ‌Dr.‌ ‌Carlos‌ ‌Santos‌ ‌,  ‌BAGAIA‌ ‌Commission‌ ‌Members,‌ ‌resource persons including Managing‌ ‌Director‌ ‌–‌ ‌NTSB‌ ‌(rtd.)‌, ‌ ‌Sir.‌ ‌Dennis‌ ‌Jones‌ ‌ and  ‌Presidente‌ ‌of‌ ‌IPIAAM‌ ‌Eng.‌ ‌Mário‌ ‌Margarito‌ ‌Gomes‌ ‌