Amman, Jordan] At the 10th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly held yesterday, ACI Asia-Pacific called for members’ support to further promote excellence in airport operations and management, the following resolutions were adopted by Asia-Pacific airports.
- Support Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety Programme
- Support Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme
- Recognize the Need to Promote ICAO’s Next Generation of Airport Professionals (NGAP) initiative
Mr. Dennis Chant, President of ACI Asia-Pacific said, “Member’s support is paramount to the success of ACI and ICAOprogrammes. The ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Office, with the full support from the Regional Board, will continue to work closely with ACI World and ICAO in further promoting excellence in airport operations and managements through theseprogrammes.”
Support APEX in Safety Programme
ACI, pursuing its mission of promoting safer airport operations while encouraging international cooperation amongstICAO, aviation stakeholders and airports worldwide, has developed the APEX in Safety Programme. Since the launch in 2012, about 2% or 10 airports in Asia-Pacific have participated.
ACI Asia-Pacific urged airports in the region to participate as hosts of Safety Reviews or support the programme by sending aerodrome safety experts to participate as Safety Assessors.
Support Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme
2015 marks the 4th anniversary of the introduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation in Asia-Pacific, a global programme designed specifically to help Airports reduce carbon emissions in response to climate change. So far, 24 airports wereaccredited representing about 26% of Asia-Pacific traffic and together, they have achieved 2,000 tonnes of carbon reduction between May 2013 and May 2014.
ACI Asia-Pacific urged airports to continue their efforts in minimizing impact on environment and participate in Airport Carbon Accreditation to reach the ultimate goal of carbon neutrality. The association also urged governments to consider including Airport Carbon Accreditation in their State Action Plan on emission reduction as a support of voluntary actions by airports operators.
Next Generation of Airport Professionals (NGAP)
Recognizing that the international aviation community will anticipate a shortage of skilled aviation professionals in the near future, ICAO launched the NGAP initiative to ensure that enough qualified and competent aviation professionals are available to operate, manage and maintain the future international air transport system. Along with all aviation training stakeholders, ACI is committed to creating an environment that will allow the next generation to lead in the development of airport future.
ACI Asia-Pacific urged airports to recognize the strategic role of Human Resources and support ACI in developing airport professionals and future industry leadership for sustainable airport business through programmes such as the ICAO-ACI Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) IAP designation. The association further urged the airports to strive to make the airport industry an employer of choice for the next generation of airport professionals and have airport HR professionals to actively take part in Regional HR Network and Committee to promote HR Excellence