Today, the Air Crash Victims’ Families’ Federation International , ACVFFI, non-government organization non-profit, was established in Madrid.
It was an initiative of three Founder Members; AirBlues Crash Affectees Association (ACAA), from Pakistan, Hinterbliebene der Opfer des Flugzeugabsturzes AF447 (HIOP AF447), from Germany, and Association of Affected of Flight JK5022 (AVJK5022), from Spain. The aim is being recognized as Non-Government Organization by International Organisms, especially ICAO which works on international civil aviation regulation.
The purpose of ACVFFI is any worldwide Air Crash Victims Association may become a Member in order to defense victims and families. Working under message “VICTIMS HELPING VICTIMS”, it may contribute in development of regulations on assistance on air crash victims. Also contributing to improve safety and passenger rights.
Pilar Vera has been elected as Chairwoman, representing AVJK5022, (she was the provisional Chairwoman of Air Crash Victims Families Group (ACVFG) which is replaced by ACVFFI) and Ulrich von Jeinsen as General Secretary, representing HIOP AF447, Germany.
Next days it will be registered in Spain, and then we make our petition to ICAO. We hope the process may be quick, given our experience in ACVFG.
ACVFFI bears the responsibility of giving answers to people who suffer an air crash and ensuring that progress of air transport system has more human vision and aiding in a proactive way to improve safety. It is our firm belief that Assistance on Air Crash Victims and their Families becomes more effective and efficient whether we are under same umbrella and we may talk through one voice in front of international organization regarding aviation, both public and private.
Because whatever happens after air crash is very similar for all affected people, no matter the nationalities or place of occurrence. It is our experience, we had to confront the inefficiency from Authorities, the indolence from Air Carrier, the nonchalance from Industry and also the voracity of Insurance Companies which are solely and exclusively concerned about their outturn account.
We are convinced that our commitment to the memory of our relatives, with all passengers in the world who use aviation like transport way, is positive for international civil aviation community, making the commercial aviation more safety, especially for people.
Today, ACVFFI Members were received by General Director of Civil Aviation of Spain in Transport Ministry, in the latter part of the morning. They have submitted the new International Federation and their aims.