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October was a productive month with three ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Committees, with meetings taking place in Seoul, Langkawi and Osaka respectively.

The last 2018 meeting of ACI Asia-Pacific’s Regional Operational Safety Committee was kindly hosted by Korea Airports Corporation in Seoul on October 8-10.

Members (pictured above) report that it was a productive meeting as the committee completed the drafting of the guidelines on ‘Accident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis’ and ‘Runway Safety Team’.

A representative from the International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA) was invited to attend the meeting and discuss safety from the perspective of cockpit crew. 


Langkawi, Malaysia (pictured left), provided the memorable backdrop for the last meeting of our Regional Economics Committee, which was held alongside the ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Seminar.

The committee meeting was dedicated to topics related to ‘airport charges’ and heard presentations from members from Malaysia Airports and Hamad International Airport in Qatar. 


Meanwhile, sunny Osaka (pictured above) was the setting for the mid-October meeting of ACI Asia-Pacific’s Regional Environment Committee. The event was hosted by Kansai Airports with over 40 participants, including members, observers and guest speakers.

It covered a wide range of topics including ICAO CAEP, ACI World updates, the APEX in Environment Pilot Programme, Working Groups’ reports, Green Airports Recognition and the World Health Organization’s new Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European region. The meeting also included a tour of Kansai Airport’s Solar Farm and Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus.


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