Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission (PNC AIC)
The AIC was established in 2000 as an independent agency of the Government under Section 218, Part XIII of the Civil Aviation Act 2000 and is accountable to Parliament through the Minister for Civil Aviation. The AIC cooperates with other Government agencies that have power relating to transport safety, in particular, the Department of Transport, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA PNG), PNG Air Services Limited (PNG ASL), the National Airports Corporation (NAC), and the National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA). The AIC works with the transport safety investigators of other countries under the provisions of Annex 13.
The AIC conducts investigations, compiles reports and makes safety recommendations under the Civil Aviation Act 2000 (as amended). Papua New Guinea is a signatory to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. In consequence, the GoPNG is required to investigate aviation accidents and serious incidents and publish the findings in accordance with Annex 13 to the Convention. Not doing so would place PNG in breach of its international obligations and could compromise the country's standing as a member of the international aviation community.
The PNG AIC is a member of ITSA - International Transportation Safety Association.See more