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AAPA Hosts First Asia Pacific Turboprop Safety Conference in Kuala Lumpur


AAPA’s inaugural Asia Pacific Turboprop Safety Conference in Kuala Lumpur focused on enhancing turboprop aviation safety, fostering collaboration among industry stakeholders, and supporting resilient growth.

Kuala Lumpur – The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) organised the first Asia Pacific Turboprop Safety Conference (APTSC) on 26-27 June 2024 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over a hundred delegates, including representatives from some twenty turboprop operators based in Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand attended the event.

Themed ‘Empowering Resilient Growth’, the Conference aimed to enhance aviation safety in air transportation, particularly in turboprop operations.  This is consistent with the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) continuous safety outreach objectives.

The event provided a valuable platform for stakeholders including regulators, turboprop operators, equipment manufacturers, aviation safety organisations and airport operators to exchange insights, best practices, and innovations in turboprop operations.  Key topics ranging from safety culture, advancements in technology to regulatory frameworks were actively discussed, reinforcing best approaches to aviation safety.

AAPA Director General, Mr. Subhas Menon, commented, “The Conference highlights the unique role that turboprop operators play in improving connectivity to regions where accessibility is limited.  Turboprops play a crucial role in bridging the transportation gaps in access to goods, services, tourism, and ultimately better livelihoods for remote communities in far flung areas.  The insights and collaboration fostered during this Conference will go a long way to support safe and reliable turboprop operations.”

Ensuring the highest standards of safety is paramount in the aviation sector, and this conference underscored AAPA’s commitment to continuous improvement and knowledge-sharing. The AAPA extends its appreciation to all participants and supporting partners of the Conference, including ATR, Pratt & Whitney, L3 Harris, Gallagher Speciality, CAE.

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