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Jul 18, 2023

World Safety & Operations Conference in Vietnam

FA News Desk

Vietnam will  host World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC) in Hanoi from 19-21 September 2023.

Vietnam Airlines will be the host airline. under the theme “Leadership in Action: Driving Safer and More Efficient Operations” said the International Air Transport Association (IATA)–an umbrella body of over 300 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic.

The event brings together the previous Cabin Operations Safety Conference, the IATA Safety Conference and the Emergency Response Planning and Aircraft Recovery Forums said IATA.

“Borders, sa are open, airports are busy, and flights are full. As we rebuild airline networks and balance sheets, it is vital that all aviation stakeholders maintain the same strong commitment to safe operations that we exercised during the pandemic years,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General and added, “The WSOC is the forum to discuss and debate today’s challenges and opportunities to keep the industry on a trajectory of improving safety and more efficient operations.”

“Safety is aviation’s highest priority and is the cornerstone of all Vietnam Airlines’ operations and practices. We are excited to be the host airline for this important inaugural conference, bringing together cutting-edge leaders, regulators and a larger global community to address key topics relating to safety and infrastructure to ensure stronger safety operations in the wider industry,” said Le Hong Ha, President and CEO, Vietnam Airlines, who will participate in the WSOC Opening Plenary leadership panel, along with Walsh. Philippine Airlines President and COO Stanley K. Ng will also join the conversation.

Session tracks will address Safety, Cabin Operations, Flight Operations and Emergency Response Planning and Aircraft Recovery and many related issues, IATA added.