BAPA to host IFALPA Security Committee meeting this October

- A Monitor Report 07 Oct, 2019 | 2753 Views|-+
Dhaka: Bangladesh Airlines Pilots’ Association (BAPA) is going to host the first of its kind IFALPA Security Committee meeting from October 15-17 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.

International Federation of Airlines Pilots’ Association (IFALPA) represents over 100,000 pilots in nearly 100 countries. The mission of the Federation is to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide and to be the global advocate of the piloting profession; providing representation, service and support to their members and the aviation industry.

The meeting will be attended by Dr Gawhar Rizvi, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Air Marshall (Retd) Enamul Bari, Chairman of Biman Board of Directors, Capt Ben Mansumitchai, Deputy President of IFALPA, Capt Ishtiaque Hossain, Executive Vice President of IFALPA and Managing Director and CEO of Biman, among others.

Also, aviation security experts from all over the world will be present at the three day-long meeting, scheduled to take place from 9 am to 5 pm every day.

Furthermore, aviation professionals from 26 countries and organisations such as ICAO, IATA and IFATCA will be attending the meeting.

RAB, NSI, DGFI, SB, APBN, AVSEC (of Bangladesh Air force and CAAB), Customs, Immigration and many other security agencies of Bangladesh will be present on the occasion as well.

In conjunction with the meeting, BAPA will also host a dinner named “BAPA Night 2019” on October 16 at Dhaka Club Limited. At the programme, BAPA will honour the pilots who professionally handled the flight hijack situation in 1978 and 2019 and other retired pilots while welcoming new ones.

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