Air Accident Investigation Bureau of Singapore

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Air Accident Investigation Bureau
Singapore
Agency overview
Formed 2002
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Headquarters Passenger Terminal 2
Changi Airport
Changi, Singapore
Parent agency Ministry of Transport (Singapore)
Website app.mot.gov.sg
The control tower of Changi Airport, the AAIB head office is located in Passenger Terminal 2 of that airport

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) of Singapore is an independent investigation authority, responsible for the investigation of air accidents and serious incidents in Singapore involving both local and foreign civilian aircraft. The AAIB also participates in overseas investigations of accidents and serious incidents involving Singapore aircraft or aircraft operated by a Singapore air operator. The head office is in Passenger Terminal 2, Changi Airport, Changi, Singapore.[1]

Duties[edit]

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau conducts investigations in accordance to the Singapore Air Navigation (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents Order 2003 and Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation which governs the member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization that conducts these investigations.

The investigative process involves the gathering, recording and analysis of all available information of these incidents.

History[edit]

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau was set up in 2002 after the SilkAir Flight 185 and Singapore Airlines Flight 006 crashes. The bureau set up a facility in 2007 to analyse data from flight data recorders (informally known as "black boxes") installed on commercial aircraft.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact AAIB." Air Accident Investigation Bureau of Singapore. Retrieved on 4 October 2010. "AAIB Office: Singapore Changi Airport Passenger Terminal Building 2, #048-058 Republic of Singapore"
  2. ^ Popatlal, Asha. "S'pore sets up facility to analyse data from black boxes of airliners." Channel News Asia. 28 August 2007. Retrieved on 17 March 2013.