APEX in Safety

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How it works
ACI coordinates and dispatches an ACI Safety Review Team of experts to the host airport, with the goal of improving safety in specific areas of interest.

Upon request from the host airport, APEX in Safety can provide a Safety Review of any safety area.

A review will usually include a wide range of security key areas as listed below, which could be tailored to the host airport’s environment and needs.

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Safety review areas
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: Rescue and Firefighting; Emergency Response; Hazardous Material Handling; Training; Fleet Management; Breathing Apparatus and Personal Protective Equipment
Documentation:  Safety Management Systems; Aerodrome Certification; Validation of Aeronautical Information Publications Documentation; Airside Driver and Vehicle Management; Management of Ground Handlers; Removal of Disabled Aircraft; Standard and Operating Procedures
Physical Characteristics and Visual Aids: Runway Safety; Markings, Signs and Lighting; Aerodrome Certification; Pavement Management; Low Visibility Operation Procedure; Obstacle Management; Winter Operations; Foreign Object Debris Management; Movement Area Maintenance; Movement Area Access; Aerodrome Works Safety; Apron Safety Management; Creation of Local Runway Safety Team
Wildlife Management:Wildlife Management Plan; Vegetation Control; Waste Management and Food Sourcing; Wildlife Habitat Management Plan; Risk Management; Wildlife Dispersal Techniques
Host airport benefits
  • Enhances levels of safety through knowledge of regulatory standards, best operational practices and training needs/options
  • Provides thorough understanding of its own safety performance
  • Identifies areas for improved efficiency and better use of resources
  • Allows access to a pool of expertise, facilitating the mitigation of any safety gaps as required by its specific operating environment
  • Initiates a cycle of continuous improvement
More information
For questions about the APEX Programme email apex@aci.aero.
DISCLAIMER: The APEX ProgrammesTM, and associated programs APEX in SafetyTM and APEX in SecurityTM and all content and material related thereto (the "APEX IP") are the proprietary information and intellectual property of Airports Council International ("ACI") and are protected internationally under trademark laws. ACI and its subcontractors, consultants and service providers are the sole entities authorized to perform onsite safety and security assessments on airport premises with the APEX IP. Any unauthorized use of the APEX IP, other than as specifically authorized by prior written permission of ACI, is strictly prohibited, may cause irreparable harm to ACI, and may render you liable for monetary damages, an accounting of profits, and legal or other costs.