Dr. André de Kock started his aviation career in 1975 as an apprentice and later qualified as an aircraft maintenance engineer with South African Airways. He lectured Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in a Technical College from 1980 to 1996. In 1996, he joined the South African Civil Aviation Authority, investigating aircraft accidents and incidents. In the ten years with the SACAA, he investigated more than a hundred aircraft accidents and incidents, mainly in the general aviation sector, but also several large commercial transport aeroplane occurrences.
He joined the Accident Investigation Section of ICAO in May 2007 as a technical officer. Among other tasks, he serves as the Secretary of the Accident Investigation Panel and the Flight Recorder Specific Working Group.
In the engineering field of study, he obtained a National Diploma for Technicians and in the education field of study a Doctorate in Curriculum Studies with a thesis relating to Outcomes Based Curriculums for Aircraft Maintenance Students at Technical Colleges.
He is a certified private pilot, both in South Africa and in the United States.
Caj Frostell’s educational background includes basic flight training in the Air Force in Finland (1965-1966), a Diploma Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering (1972) from the Technical University in Helsinki, Finland, and a Master of Applied Science degree (1971) from the Institute of Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto, Canada.
From 1967 to 1980, he was Chief of Accident Investigation with the Board of Aviation in Finland and investigated some three hundred accidents.
In 1980, he joined the Accident Investigation and Prevention Section, ICAO in Montreal, Canada. In 1996 he was appointed Chief of the Section. He retired from ICAO in December 2004.
In 2003, the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) presented to Caj Frostell the Jerome Lederer Award for outstanding contributions to technical excellence in aircraft accident investigation.
He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI). Mr. Frostell has been a key instructor at the SCSI Accident Investigation courses in Prague, Czech Republic since 2002; as well as with the Singapore Aviation Academy since 2002.
He is the International Councillor for the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI). Furthermore, as a member of the ISASI Reachout Committee, he has been an aircraft accident investigation instructor on twenty-two of the thirty-four ISASI Reachout Workshops in the last eight years. For eighteen of the ISASI Reachout workshops, he has also been the lead administrative organizer.
Chan Wing Keong is currently the Director of the Air Accident Investigation Bureau of Singapore of the Ministry o Transport. He joined the Projects Division of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS, then Department of Civil Aviation) in 1980.
He was involved in the construction projects of Changi Airport Passenger Terminal 1 and Cargo Agents Buildings. He joined the CAAS Airworthiness and Flight Operations Division in 1982 and headed the Division from 1992 to 1998. His areas of responsibility included aircraft registration and airworthiness, air operator certification, aerospace organization approval, flight crew and maintenance personnel licensing, air safety regulations and accident investigation.
He was in charge of the CAAS Air Cargo Division from 1999 to 2002 and was involved in the creation of the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore.
Chan Wing Keong has an aeronautical engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in France and master degrees from the National University of Singapore and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
He is an Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers.
Glenn Jones has extensive experience in aviation safety starting at the age of seventeen when he joined the Australian Army as an Aircraft Engineer then as a Flight Service Officer with the then Department of Aviation, as a fixed wing pilot holding an ATPL with Chief Pilot and Check and Training approvals for a regional RPT Operator through to becoming the Aviation Safety Officer and Aircraft Accident Investigator for Boeing Australia before he joined CASA a Safety Systems Inspector where he led the team of inspectors assessing all Australian RPT operators safety management systems. He holds a Master’s Degree in Aviation Management and is a Human Factors, Safety Management Systems and Aviation Safety Lead Auditor Instructor.
Naseem retired as a commissioned officer from the Pakistan Air Force after 25 years of successful service as a professional engineer, during which most of this time was dedicated to aircraft accident investigation.
His experience was quickly utilised by the Safety and Investigation Board of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority where he assumed the role of Technical Investigator.
He holds a strong conviction that that aviation safety can be improved through systematic education at all levels. This vision ultimately led to him establishing the Institute of Air Safety in Pakistan. His students now reside in more than thirty countries of South Asia and the Middle East. This role also enabled him the chance to see the entire aviation system in Pakistan and the neighbouring regions.
Naseem firmly believes that aviation safety can be improved rapidly if basic investments are made in education, training and motivation of strategic personnel. In some parts of the world this is not an easy task given organisational and national cultures.
In 2008 he was the sole representative from South Asia to attend the ICAO AIG 08 conference in Montreal.
He holds degrees in Engineering and Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration as well as post graduate qualifications in aviation safety. He holds membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society.