20 October 2021
Safety is always our destination: Coffs Harbour Airport stands with aviation industry for Airport Safety Week 2021
Coffs Harbour Airport has joined forces with local aviation operators to carry out a safety inspection of its runway as part of national Airport Safety Week 2021.
Airport-based personnel participated in the ‘Foreign Object Debris’ (FOD) walk on Wednesday, 20 October, to help locate material which may pose as safety hazards which could include pavement fragments, small rocks, sand or paper.
Coffs Harbour Airport General Manager, Frank Mondello, said in line with this year’s theme – ‘safety is always our destination’ – the exercise signified collaboration with the aviation industry which continued to endure the effects of COVID-19.
“Safety is at the heart of everything we do here, and today’s activation brings awareness to the measures undertaken behind the scenes to ensure the safety of our people and our passengers,” Mr Mondello said.
Mr Mondello said improved safety measures also featured throughout Coffs Harbour Airport’s terminal in response to COVID-19 and reminded everyone of the need to play their part.
“We know that Coffs Harbour will be a highly sought-after destination as more flights come into our region, and it’s important for us to continue to build consumer confidence in air travel and demonstrate our commitment to safety,” Mr Mondello said.
“We will continue to look for ways to improve our passenger experience as safety is our highest priority.
“Whether on the airfield or in our terminal, our staff and on-airport community are focussed on ensuring the safety of all who visit Coffs Harbour Airport.”
Thousands of employees at airports and aerodromes across Australia and New Zealand will participate in Airport Safety Week which is between 18-22 October 2021 and is an initiative of the Australian Airports Association (AAA).
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