Experience Day 6: Lessons from Aviation Safety and High Speed Rail

Wednesday 18th September 2019

Part One: Occurrence investigation and transportation safety (Aviation Safety Council)

The Aviation Safety Council (ASC) is an independent aviation occurrence investigation agency in charge of all civil, government-owned and ultralight aircraft accident/serious incident investigations in Taiwan. The sole objective of the investigation is to prevent recurrence of similar occurrences. However, the purpose of these investigations is not to apportion blame or liability.

The visit to ASC will give participants an opportunity to learn some tools and techniques used in aviation occurrence investigation, including different kinds of black boxes and aerial photography technologies. The participant will also meet experienced aviation safety investigators and discuss some major aviation accident investigations or safety issues concerned from a different perspective.

During the morning programme participants will learn:

  • The latest investigation techniques and methodology in aviation occurrence investigation.

  • How occurrence investigation is linked with the whole safety management system.

  • How the Voluntary Aviation Safety Reporting System works in Taiwan.

Part Two: Occurrence investigation and transportation safety-Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR)

Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), a total route length of 350 km, 12 stations, and 4 depots, is the world’s largest Build-Operate-Transfer project, as well as one of the safest and most punctual high-speed rail systems worldwide. Since the service commenced on January 2007, THSR has maintained zero-accident record and annual punctuality rate above 99%. In 2018, the average daily ridership volume reached a historical high of 175,000 passengers.

During the afternoon programme, participants will learn how THSR uses facilities such as a Smart Passenger Service and an Intelligent Transport Management System to maximise efficiency, safety and quality of experience for its passengers.

View the full programme for X6.