AOA launches UK Airports Safety Week 2018

The Airport Operators Association has launched the third annual AOA UK Airports Safety Week, beginning May 14, which is supported by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Throughout the week, the AOA UK Airports Safety Week 2018 will show that airport safety is an integral part of the communities that airports serve, both by providing a safe and enjoyable travel experience to passengers as well as by providing important employment opportunities, including through apprenticeships.

Chief Executive of the AOA, Karen Dee said: “UK aviation safety is among the best in the world, thanks to the hard work of everyone working in and around our airports. AOA UK Airports Safety Week will bring all this behind-the-scenes work out into open, demonstrating to the public and airport users how we have created the safety culture that has led to our excellent track-record.

“Safety affects everyone at airports, whether you’re a passenger or a staff member of an airline, airport or ground handler, just like it would do in a town or city. If we get it right, much of airports’ hard work will go unnoticed by passengers and staff alike.

“AOA UK Airports Safety Week will be an opportunity to learn more about everyone’s role and contribution as well as a chance to say thanks to the many thousands of workers who make UK aviation and airports one of the safest in the world.”

AOA Operations and Safety Director, Roger Koukkoullis added: “The theme of the AOA UK Airports Safety Week is “Leading the way in airport safety”. UK airports are able to lead the way through working collaboratively across the whole airport and thus creating a culture that puts safety first.

“AOA UK Airports Safety Week promotes continued learning to improve on our already great track record. Activities organised by airports will bring out that continuous safe delivery of the myriad of activities at an airport is influenced by many individuals and teams at airports, in control towers, on board aircraft and in the offices.”

“With record passenger numbers passing through UK airports, the AOA UK Airports Safety Week is an opportunity to demonstrate how the sector is not only working for the safety of passengers and staff today but also preparing for the future.”

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