New Delhi: Country’s largest Airport operator and sole air navigation service provider Airports Authority of India (AAI) commenced Aviation Safety Awareness Week 2020 from November 23 to November 27. The week-long celebration is being observed at all airports and ANS locations managed by AAI across the country.
The safety awareness week began with the address of AAI's Chairman Arvind Singh. He requested all Regional Executive Directors & Airport Directors to be proactive and devote time personally for monitoring the safety performance of their respective region/station.
Singh further stressed that during the COVID-19 situation in spite of reduced flight movements, it has been observed that wildlife/bird menace has increased at airports. Safety preventive measures should continue unabated irrespective of traffic volume.
To raise awareness of aviation safety, AAI will undertake various employee engagement programs at the airports and ANS stations like reviewing documents and facilities, mock exercises, preventive maintenance etc. Various social campaigns too will be rolled out to raise awareness on the issue. Banners and posters are being displayed across AAI offices and operational centres to educate both external and internal stakeholders on the significance of the safety awareness week.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) Deputy Director General (DDG) Maneesh Kumar has emphasized to achieve the long term objective of zero fatality by the year 2030 as envisaged by ICAO in its Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP-2020-22) through better managed safety systems of stakeholders.
In order to make people of the surrounding community aware of their role in ensuring the safety of aircraft operation in the local airport, Airport Directors will be organising awareness programs in schools & colleges on the role of local residents in aviation safety.
As a safety-driven and value governed organization, it has always been AAI’s endeavor to achieve excellence with ethics. Through the Safety Awareness Week, AAI will further reiterate its commitment towards aviation safety in coherence with Global and Regional Safety Plans. In this process, AAI is committed to remaining safe, transparent and accountable for its actions to stakeholders and the society at large. AAI’s Directorate of Aviation Safety has strived in undertaking sincere efforts in aligning its function of advising the accountable executives regarding safety compliance in line with aviation regulator and ICAO. Aviation safety has taken the front seat in all processes of the AAI.
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