The Bureau is set to release reports of some current accidents and others that have been pending since 2008, barely a year after the organisation was established.
This is just as the AIB, has attained up to 85 per cent
implementation of safety recommendations issued to airlines and other agencies.
Nigerianflightdeck spoke to the AIB Commissioner, Engineer Akin Olateru who revealed that some of the final reports have been on the shelf since inception stating that recommendations from the investigation reports will enhance industry safety.
He said,” in the next 90 days we will be releasing final reports of accidents in the last 12 years. We have the vice president’s helicopter crash, Kabo, Chanchangi and some others. We have a 737-200 in 2008. We have concluded investigation on the accidents.
” Some of these reports have gone to stakeholders for the 60 day review while others will be going for the stakeholders’ review.
On implementation of safety recommendations, Engineer Olateru said the AIB has achieved 85%implementation with the cooperation of both the NIgeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and airlines.
According to the commissioner, with NCAA’s support and airlines’ compliance the recommendations that have been implemented are over 85 per cent.
” Airlines are wise because they know the effect of non-compliance of these safety recommendations. It’s a win-win situation for everyone and the industry at large will benefit.
“If you issue a safety recommendation and it is not implemented then the recommendation has not served it’s purpose. In truth, if recommendations are not implemented airlines suffer, the public suffers but it helps the win-win situation and ensure their is confidence to fly,” Olateru said.
Olateru also said that release of investigation reports should be timely, suggesting that reports should not exceed 18months if the situation can be helped