Canadian airports launch first-ever Canadian Airports Safety Week

Prince George, BC- This week the Prince George Airport (YXS), along with 23 other airports across Canada, are taking part in Canadian Airports Safety Week (CASW), a new airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.

The first program of its kind for the Canadian aviation industry, CASW aims to reach thousands of airport employees across the country with various safety talks, themed messaging and events, which were developed in collaboration with participating airports.

“We talk about the fundamentals of airports all the time, new routes, traffic numbers and construction projects. This is a great opportunity to highlight the core focus of airports; operating in a safe and secure fashion” says John Gibson, President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA). “It is incredible to see so many airports across the country come together to promote and reinforce safe behaviors. We look forward to participating in this great initiative every year.”

Throughout the week, the Prince George Airport Authority will be sending out key safety messages to the YXS community, hosting a staff BBQ and educating the public on aviation safety via social media. Safety topics highlighted this year include hazard reporting, security and airside vehicle operations.

To see how the Prince George Airport and other airports across Canada are participating in Canadian Airports Safety week, follow along on Facebook and Twitter: #CASW2015

Prince George Airport

Strategically located on the North Pacific Corridor and on Great Circle air routing – the Prince George Airport Authority is an integral part of the Asia Pacific Gateway linking the economies of Asia and North America. The airport with Canada’s fourth longest commercial runway offers carriers flying trans-pacific routings a Canadian alternative to traditional airport gateways.