The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will hold a public hearing in Seoul on Wednesday to examine long-term planning for aviation safety, officials said.
Based on a law enacted in March this year, the ministry will draw up a five-year policy to manage safety issues as it seeks more systematic and comprehensive measures with longer perspectives. The first plan, covering years 2018 to 2022, will have six key strategies that include establishing data-based safety management, appraisals of carriers on their safety, advanced certification and maintenance systems for aircraft, and building the appropriate infrastructure that matches global standards.
"We will establish a foundation to elevate ourselves as an advanced nation in aviation safety by adopting the best plan," an official said. "We will decide on the final plan by the end of the year after including opinions presented at the hearing." (Yonhap)