Airport Business

MAY 2017

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SAFETY MATTERS 36 airportbusiness May 2017 By Mario Pierobon Keep It Safe Aircraft ground handling operations in the Asia-Pacific region are aimed at improving the status quo to ensure safety performance. In the remittal of individual service providers, there are many initiatives that can be implement- ed and other initiatives ground handling compa- nies worldwide are already implementing. These include the delivery of more effective forms of training, the adoption of common industry opera- tional standards, the analysis of safety reports to identify operational safety issues and the devel- opment of the soft skills of operatives to improve the quality of the ramp as a work environment. A i rcraf t ground hand l ing safety performance depends very much on what aircraft ground handling companies can do by themselves to improve their operational status quo. Photo courtesy of HKIA

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