Oman Air recently hosted a major meeting of the Gulf Flight Safety Council (GFSC) in Muscat.
The event was well-attended by representatives from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), Royal Oman Police, Royal Air Force of Oman and Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC). Airlines from the region, including Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Saudi Airlines, IndiGo, flydubai and Amiri Flight, of Qatar, also played an important role in the proceedings. In addition, Aviation organizations such as Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) and Nexus also participated.
The event highlighted a range of general issues and incidents relevant to regional carriers. Other topics of discussion were on the ‘wake turbulence severity classification trial at Dubai’, and ‘Drones: their risk to aviation, future and what the legislators are doing’.
The GFSC was originally founded in Oman in 2004 by a group of safety professionals from various aviation companies located within the GCC region. Currently this group is made up of over 300 members representing more than 80 organizations within the region.