June 29 2009
MANILA - The Philippines is hosting its first-ever seminar to promote uniformity in safety practices in civil aviation maintenance through the joint efforts of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
In a press release, PAL said that the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Maintenance Safety Seminar will take place on June 29 to July 1.
"The seminars are being conducted by the FAA in different countries in the Asia-Pacific region, in cooperation with the local aviation authority, conveying safety principles and practices," PAL said.
The seminar in the Philippines, to be held at the Century Park Hotel, will be conducted by the FAA San Francisco International Field Office. The office will be represented by assistant office manager Lori L. Aquilino; principal maintenance inspector for Philippines Larry D. Moheit; and the FAA Safety Team represented by Western Pacific FAASTeam Program Managers Jim R. Hein, Randall T. Prine and Kathleen O'Brien.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, represented by Director- General Ruben F. Ciron, Eduardo G. Batac, director of Flight Standards Inspectorate Service and Teodoro L. Lasmarias, chief of Flight Operations Division, will be among the speakers and presentors during the seminar.
More than 160 aviation industry representatives from China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Guam, Taiwan, Singapore, Macau, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines are expected to attend. Two representatives from the American Embassy in Manila will also be in attendance as observers.
Similar seminars have been conducted in Japan, Taiwan, China and Australia.
Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) – PAL's maintenance service provider – will host a dinner and a tour of LTP facilities on June 29 in support of the event. (abs-cbnNEWS.com)