NIMJN Talk: Aviation Safety Comments

Nepal Investigative Multimedia Journalism Network (NIMJN) organized ‘NIMJN Talk: Aviation Safety’ on February 10, 2023. This talk program was based on the recent aviation disaster in Nepal. A total of 25 journalists participated in the event.

The main objective of the program was to help journalists gain insights into Nepal’s aviation sector, its safety records, aviation disaster, and its investigations. Captain Yuvraj Kumar Bhattarai, a retired senior pilot of Nepal Airlines spoke on the following topics with his own professional experience:

  • Aviation-related disasters: human vs mechanical errors 
  • Role and importance of Crew/Company Resource Management in aviation safety
  • Rules, policies, standards, and practices followed by Nepal according to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, and International Civil Aviation Organization 
  • Disaster investigations and impact 

This was followed by a brief Q&A session with participants asking various questions regarding the safety checks and managerial systems in Nepali airlines and airports. This event was supported by Humanity United.