Aviation safety award to CHCH
Christchurch International Airport was presented with the Jim Collins Memorial award for Aviation Safety at the NZ Airline Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) conference in Auckland on
Tuesday evening – and then the CEO Jim Boult had to charter a flight straight back to Christchurch to deal with the latest significant 5.3 aftershock.
President of NZALPA, Mark Rammell, said Christchurch Airport was the first airport ever to win the award, which has been presented since 1991. He said Christchurch Airport’s work in refining emergency responses and in particular in developing a swift and effective communication system to all aviation decision-makers at the airport throughout the ongoing period of earthquakes was its outstanding contribution to aviation safety.