The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria and the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile (BEA) France, have signed an Executive Technical Cooperation Programme (ETCP) geared towards fostering mutual cooperation between both countries in air accident investigation and capacity building.
Engr. Akin Olateru, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of AIB while signing the ETCP in Paris of recent, remarks that the pact is aimed at strengthening the relationship with its counterpart in France; with intentions of tapping into, and benefiting from its wealth of experience, expertise, and technical know-how in aviation accident investigation, for the common good of AIB and other African countries that may be happy to draw assistance from AIB’s resources. In the agreement, BEA is expected to assist and support AIB through capacity building, information sharing and knowledge transfer, among others.
Engr. Olateru stresses that the cooperation will help both countries fulfill obligations as regards the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convention on accident investigation and walk the talk with the theme, ‘No Country Left Behind’.
Also, Mr. Remi Jouty, BEA Director, commends the strategic direction and performance of the AIB particularly in the last two years. In his remarks, Jouty expresses joy adding that the AIB boss is doing a great job to establishing a solid structure that will survive his administration.
Photo caption: Mr. Remi Jouty, Director, BEA, and Engr. Akin Olateru, Commissioner, AIB at the signing of the technical cooperation on air accident investigation between Nigeria and France, recently