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Angkasa Pura II Increases Flight Safety at Kualanamu International Airport and Minangkabau International Airport

17 Jul 2018

TANGERANG, JULY 16, 2018 - In an effort to support the improvement of the quality of aviation safety, PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) in collaboration with Airport Council International (ACI) is characterized by the implementation of Airport Excellence (APEX) In Safety 2018 activities. This activity aims to observe the level of flight safety at airports managed by AP II, especially at Kualanamu International Airport and Minangkabau International International Airport.

PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) 's President Director Muhammad Awaluddin explained, "Kualanamu Airport and Minangkabau Airport are representations of major airports in Indonesia managed by AP II where they serve significant passenger traffic and aircraft movements. Therefore it is important for us to conduct APEX In Safety reviews and audits by credible institutions such as Airport Council International to improve aspects of aviation safety at airports such as the Safety Management System, Airport Emergency Planning, and so on ".

Awaluddin said that AP II established cooperation with ACI as well as an experience sharing and knowledge update event related to airport management.

"From this activity, we want to get experience, recommendations, input, and steps that need to be taken to improve flight safety at the airport. The output of the 2018 APEX In Safety activities will be in the form of general recommendations and specific recommendations which will be the basis for aviation Safety programs to be implemented throughout the airports that we manage, "Awaluddin concluded.

The ACI team for 2018 APEX In Safety activities consists of 14 professionals who each have approximately 20 years of experience in the airport industry. The ACI TEAM was led by Ermenando Silva who was Manager of APEX In Safety at ACI headquarters in Canada. In his remarks Ermenando said "There is no perfect airport, all have their advantages and disadvantages. We strongly support the APEX in Safety program in Angkasa Pura II and we can provide flight safety recommendations from both AP II airports using standard- standard that is owned by ACI so that the safety level can be increased so that the productivity level at the Airport can also be better ".

This collaboration is also one of the concrete steps of AP II management to show its commitment and focus on improving in perfecting the airport system that adopts a digitalization-based approach. This is to anticipate the growth in the number of passengers which continues to increase each year, which for this year is estimated at around 116 million passengers, and reaches the target of one million aircraft movements 15 AP II airports in 2018.