CIAA issues drivers airside permit

Over 200 participants representing various airport partners have completed a four-hour driver training session and examination to enhance safety management procedures at Owen Roberts Airport.

CIAA vehicle operators ceremony

CIAA vehicle operators ceremony

The drivers received Aerodrome Vehicle Operators Permits from Cayman Airways Airport Authority during a short ceremony at Island Air hanger on Owen Roberts Drive Friday morning.

The training will enhance airside safety for employees of airport partners and the travelling public said senior management of airport operations Kerith McCoy.

‘Never before has the Cayman Islands Airport Authority trained, tested and licensed drivers who operate vehicles on our airside,’ said Mr. McCoy, because of this it was only fitting that these individuals be recognised for their achievements.

Airport’s Authority CEO Jeremy Jackson congratulated the graduates on their achievement and applauded the efforts of CIAA’s Senior Safety Manager Andrew McLaughlin and Kerith McCoy, who were extremely instrumental in the implementation of the safety programme.

He further stated the Airport Authority intended to have the policy implemented at the Gerrard Smith International Airport in Cayman Brac in the very near future.

‘The Airports Authority is committed to the development, implementation and enhancement of safety strategies and processes that ensure all aviation activities at the airports uphold the highest level of safety performance while meeting and exceeding national and international safety standards,’ said Mr. Jackson.

‘We will continue to encourage and facilitate the training of all airport employees in safety management procedures, and together we should strive to make continuous improvement to the overall level of safety performance at our airports.’

Mr. Jackson further encouraged individuals to continue their efforts to en sure their personal safety and, airport employees and the travelling public.

The list of the airport partners whose employees received their Licenses from the Aerodrome Vehicle Operat.: Agriculture Department, Air Agencies Ltd., Aviation Communication, Bodden Funeral Services, Cayman Dispatch Services, C.I. Helicopters, C.I. Airports Authority, Cayman Airways, Ltd., Cayman Armoured Services, Chevron Caribbean, Customs Department, DHL, Exxon, FADS, Federal Express, Goddard Catering, Island Air, Pegasus Air, Postal Services, Reliable Industries, Sprint Express Services and UPS