‘40th Command Safety Seminar’ of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) was held on 16 March 2017 in ‘Falcon Hall’ Dhaka, organized by Directorate of Flight Safety, BAF. Command Safety Seminar is held once in a year. Over the period of time, safety Seminar have played instrumental role for establishing a safety culture in BAF. In recent years, the booming prospect of aviation both in military and civil sector of Bangladesh has increased the importance of such Seminar. 40th Command Safety Seminar highlighted BAF safety performance by reviewing flying hours, accidents and incidents for the year 2016. It also featured sharing of knowledge, safety ideas and discussion by representatives from BAF.

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar, BBP, ndc, acsc graced the occasion as chief guest. Principal Staff Officers, Air Officer Commanding of different Bases, Directors of Air Headquarters, Officers and Airmen from different bases/units attended the Seminar.

The Seminar was divided into two sessions. Upon arrival of the Chief Guest, the first session started with recitation from the holy Quran followed by opening address by Air Vice Marshal M Naim Hassan, BBP, OSP, afwc, psc, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations and Training). Then, DFS gave a presentation on BAF Flight Safety Issues and performance for the year 2016 through statistical representation and analysis of different occurrences. Air Officer Commanding of different BAF bases spoke on various activities pertinent to flight safety and achievements for the year under review. After the first session there was an arrangement for light refreshment. Right after the break, interested BAF officers presented 02 x keynote papers. After that, DFS reviewed the minute of the last seminar followed by discussion on agenda items and open discussion.

Chief of Air Staff (COAS) distributed Flight Safety Trophies for best safety performance at Base level and squadron level followed by his closing address. BAF Base Bashar received the ‘Inter Base Flight Safety Trophy’ and 11 Squadron, BAF was awarded with Khademul Bashar Inter Squadron Flight Safety Trophy for the year 2016. Chief of the Air Staff (COAS) in his closing remarks stressed upon maintaining safety standard by all means in the face of ever increasing involvement of BAF both in operational and training field.

Opening Address by Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations and Training) and the Closing Speech of COAS are available in the links below :