CAAC vows to ensure an absolute safety after plane crash
Published: Apr 07, 2022 11:16 AM
Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport Photo: VCG
Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport Photo: VCG

The Chinese civil aviation regulator or Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said the industry must engage in deep reflection over the recent crash, and vowed to ensure an absolute safety of aviation operations and public safety, after the fatal China Eastern Airlines crash on March 21, killing 132 persons onboard.

The remark is made at a meeting,  which is regarded as a summary addressing safety reviews across the nation after the plane crash. It said on Wednesday that the industry should strengthen training and qualification management of key professional positions such as flight, air traffic control and maintenance, and those small carriers and airports which have not yet reached best practice are also a key focus for ensuring safety. 

The meeting also vowed to strengthen basic research on real-time monitoring, early warning and decision-making assistance technologies for aviation safety risks as well. 

The aviation industry has held a two-week long safety review, and CAAC said it has rectified a number of safety hazards.

From March 29 to April 1, the supervision team under the CAAC carried out safety inspections in seven regions across the nation, and has raised specific rectification requirements addressing operations, professional team building and safety insurance. 

Currently, major onsite investigations for crashed flight MU5735 have been completed, while decoding of the aircraft’s two black boxes is still underway.

Chinese officials confirmed the preliminary investigation report will be completed within 30 days of the incident.

Global Times