‘41th Command Safety Seminar’ of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) was held on 08 April 2018 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 in civil sector of Bangladesh has increased the importance of such safety seminar. 41st Command Safety Seminar highlighted BAF safety performance by reviewing flying hours, accidents and incidents for the year 2017. 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 1st session started with recitation from the holy Quran followed by opening address by Air Vice Marshal M Sanaul Huq, OSP, GUP, ndc, psc, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Plans). Then, DFS gave a presentation on BAF Flight Safety Issues and performance for the year 2017 through statistical representation and analysis of different occurrences. Air Officer Commanding of all BAF bases spoke on various activities pertinent to flight safety and achievements for the year under review. The 2nd session started with the presentation of keynote paper by Wing Commander Enam-Al-Huq (Retd) on ‘Make Airports free of Birds’. His presentation generated lots of interest and quarries among the audience. This was followed by DFS review of the minute of the last seminar, discussion on agenda the 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 Birsreshto Matiur Rahman received the ‘Inter Base Flight Safety Trophy’ and 11 Squadron, BAF was awarded with ‘Khademul Bashar Inter Squadron Flight Safety Trophy’ for the year 2017. 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 (Plans) and the Closing Speech of COAS are available in the links below :