APEX promotes safer airport operations
Airports Council International (ACI) World has delivered the 100th eview in its Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety programme which promotes best safety practices in airport operations, utilizing the expertise and cooperation of the community of Airports.
Abu Dhabi International Airport is the 100th airport to receive an international delegation of safety experts, generously lent by Safety Partners who will this week conduct a full review with the Host Airport.
The 100 safety reviews were conducted with participation from 323 safety assessors from 94 Safety Partner airports around the world.
Through the APEX programme, ACI requests airports to become Safety Partners by providing their safety experts to conduct a review of a requesting airport with the goal of improving safety in specific areas of interest.
A review will include a wide range of key areas, tailored to the airport’s needs.
The programme, which was officially launched in 2012, has drawn strong interest from the International Civil Aviation Organization, the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Federal Aviation Administration, the European Commission and the World Bank.
Said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World: “A sustainable aviation industry is built upon a foundation of Safety.”
Said Bryan Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports: “Abu Dhabi Airports is committed to working with ACI and other international organizations to ensure the highest standards of safety across our airports and facilities.
“The safety, health and welfare of our employees, stakeholders, partners and travelers are of utmost importance. We continuously strive to enhance safety practices and regularly educate our employees, in line with our vision of becoming the world’s leading airports group.”