From September 3rd to 7th there was an important meeting at the ICAO Regional Office in Lima, Peru, between investigators representing the 13 South American States. Its aim was to analyze from different perspectives the most common factors related to accident and incident investigation.
The Seminar of investigators from the South American Region was conducted in 5 consecutive days of 7-hour sessions, with presentations given by Alexandre Lima Prado on behalf of the ICAO Lima office as well as discussion forums, group work, and conclusions formed about the topics dealt with in each session.
The first day was aimed solely at introducing the seminar and talks given by representatives of each State. Tuesday focused on the following topic: “Accidents – a look into Management;” Wednesday’s topic was: “The use of specialists – Is it necessary training?” and Thursday focused on the “Accident Response Plan.”
Finally, on Friday 7th September, there were presentations on:
International Airports – Information gathering
Fatigue: Is it possible to measure it?
ECCAIRS – Standardization of information.
Investigators Claudio Lavirgen, Regina Subia and Carlos Aguirre participated on behalf of Argentina. (picture)
The General Director of the ICAO South American Regional Office Fabio Rahnemay Rabbani was in charge of closing the event.