Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Krishna Prasad Devkota inaugurated the Nepal Aviation Safety Campaign (NASC) 2018, a three day programme organized at Kathmandu in 12-14 August 2018. NASC 2018 is a joint initiative of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) and World Food Programme (WFP) in support of General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), UAE and Pratt & Whitney Canada, a Canada-based aircraft engine manufacturer. It is a major annual event of the aviation industry as a whole including the regulator and the industry. Looking back at the past, Aviation Safety Campaigns have been successfully organized in the years 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
With the main objective of promoting aviation safety culture in Nepal through knowledge sharing, NASC 2018 gathered the professionals from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and airline operators of Nepal together with bringing in international experts from various international aviation organizations to share knowledge about latest trends in global civil aviation, issues of safety concerns and appropriate ways to address such issues. The main issues discussed in the campaign include root cause analysis, human factor, air-side/ramp-side management, air-side/ramp safety, flight data analysis, fatigue risk management and other aviation related topics.
More than two hundred participants from aviation fraternity gained directly from their participation in the NASC 2018.