Leeds Bradford Airport recently participated in the first ever ‘Airports Safety Week’, in conjunction with the national body Airport Operators Association and supported by the Civil Aviation Authority.
For a whole week, LBA hosted events for staff and the staff members of companies operating in and around the airport. It was organised to demonstrate and promote the industry’s approach to safety and safety culture.
Simon Whitby, Operations Director at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “Safety is at the very heart of everything we do in the aviation industry. It was a great opportunity to showcase how the operational side to the airport is kept incredibly safe and smooth running. Next year we will look to plan even more activities into the week; potentially opening it out to passengers and community groups to witness processes that keep them safe throughout their journey at LBA.”
The AOA UK Airports Safety Week also demonstrated how 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.
Leeds Bradford Airport will this week run a series of bespoke operational demonstrations, talks and tours looking at fire operations, aircraft refuelling, snow equipment, habitat management and airfield management.
AOA Operations and Safety Director, Roger Koukkoullis said: “The UK aviation sector is one of the most important in Europe and on the world stage. The standards of safety at our airports are amongst the best in the world because we work collaboratively with all stakeholders.
“AOA UK Airports Safety Week showed that continuous safe delivery of multiple activities is influenced by many individuals and teams at airports, in control towers, on board aircraft and in the offices.”