OTTAWA, Sept. 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's airports are working together next week to promote healthy and safe airports as part of Canadian Airports Safety Week. The initiative is being organized by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), in collaboration with 29 participating airports across the country.
"Safety is always the number one priority in aviation. Canadian Airports Safety Week brings thousands of airport workers together in their communities to focus attention on key areas of industry safety," said Daniel-Robert Gooch, president of the CAC. "The continued safety and security of Canada's skies depend not only on well-maintained infrastructure and modern equipment but also on the training and ongoing vigilance of the many workers at airports who proudly uphold a high commitment to safety on a daily basis."
Participating airports will be hosting a variety of activities to promote the following themes:
Day 1 - Monday, October 2nd, 2017: Worker Safety
Day 2 - Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017: Airside Safety
Day 3 - Wednesday, October 4th, 2017: Security Safety
Day 4 - Thursday, October 5th, 2017: Hazard Reporting and Environmental Safety
Day 5 - Friday, October 6th, 2017: Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Free Friday
Canadian Airports Safety Week is a collaborative effort, and represents a commitment to educate and improve knowledge and enthusiasm for safety. It was first launched in 2015, with 24 participating airports across the country.
About the Canadian Airports Council
The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), a division of Airports Council International-North America, is the voice for Canada's airports community. Its 51 members represent more than 100 airports, including all of the privately operated National Airport System (NAS) airport and many municipal airports across Canada. They handle more than 90 per cent of the commercial air traffic in Canada, and an even greater share of international traffic.
SOURCE Canadian Airports Council
For further information: Josee Curry, Canadian Airports Council, 613-560-9302 ext. 15, [email protected]