History, Mission and Location
History
The Aviation Investigation Bureau of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (AIB) is established under Resolution 76-7 dated 05/01/1431H and on articles 107 through 119 of the Civil Aviation Act, which was approved by the Council of Ministers Resolution 185 and was issued by the Royal Decree No. M/44 dated 18/07/1426H. The AIB Regulation was approved on 19/02/1434H corresponding to 01/01/2013G. When effective, the AIB Regulation will supersede the GACA Regulation Section 13 – Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation.


Mission
The mission of the Aviation Investigation Bureau of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (AIB) is to advance aviation safety within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is achieved by conducting independent investigations into aviation occurrences, by monitoring the implementation of safety recommendations and, by identifying and correcting systemic errors through a continuous, predictive/data-based, accident prevention program encompassing all elements of the civil aviation environment.

The Aviation Investigation Bureau of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia AIB does not apportion blame nor provide the means to determine liability in aviation incidents or accidents.

All investigations of aviation occurrences will be conducted in a manner consistent with the highest international safety standards; as such, the Standards and Recommended Practices contained in ICAO Annexes 13 and 19 and, the ICAO related Publications will apply. The AIB Regulation complements the ICAO Annexes 13 and 19 “Standards and Recommended Practices.”


Location
Until the AIB permanent facilities are constructed, AIB interim offices are located at the PD-561 Building, north sector of King Abdulaziz Int’l Airport-Jeddah.





Permanent Facilities - The AIB will have its permanent facility constructed at the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), Jeddah.
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