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24 Feb 2009 description

Abu Dhabi, 24 February 2009 - Delegates to the first Global Aviation Safety Conference for Humanitarian Air Operations, held in Abu Dhabi at the end of last week, were unanimous in endorsing the event.

The conference focused on aviation safety and the unique difficulties faced in transporting aid personnel and materials to sites that are often barely accessible.

"This was an excellent forum to explore and share the problems and solutions inherent in airborne humanitarian operations," said Cesar Arroyo, head of aviation safety at the World Food Programme (WFP) which …