Opening ceremony held at the Movenpick attended by key representatives from the airport industry. Image Courtesy: Bahrain Airport Company (BAC)

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and controlling body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), kicked off its annual Safety Week with a ceremony at the Movenpick attended by important airport industry stakeholders. Among those in attendance were major stakeholders from Bahrain International Airport.

Every year, Safety Week is celebrated in order to maintain the airport’s reputation as a productive and secure workplace and setting for everyone, as well as to foster a culture of safety awareness, transparency, and efficiency toward aerodrome safety. The main subject of this year’s Safety Week, “Just Culture,” encourages open communication and safety improvement in order to prevent and reduce accidents. It does this by motivating teams to discuss safety in a positive way.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, Chief Executive Officer at Bahrain Airport Company, said: “BAC’s dedication to safety not only upholds the highest standards but also inspires continuous improvement in the realm of aerodrome safety, making the airport a trusted and secure hub for travelers and workers. We are proud to be aligned with global regulatory bodies and international organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), fostering harmonization, consistency and interoperability in aviation safety procedures.”

He continued, “We are incredibly grateful for all our partners and employees for following the safety procedures and ensuring effective communication between all departments.”

The 2023 Safety Week will last one week and will feature a variety of activities, including a special exhibition at Bahrain International Airport. Panel discussions, training sessions, workshops, and a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Walk are among the activities planned for the week.

As part of BAC’s priorities, the company continuously institutes training and awareness programs to educate its staff about the importance of aerodrome safety and the principles of a “Just Culture”. BAC has held awareness sessions, where a total of 951 employees participated in 2022 and 545 to date in the past year.