Canadian Airport Safety Week at the Fredericton International Airport
Fredericton International Airport joined airports across Canada for Canadian Airport Safety Week September 17 – 21, 2018. Each day, the airport community was invited to join us for a presentation on a safety-related topic.
On Monday September 17, the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick joined us to talk about shift work and fatigue, and how they affect safety.
On Tuesday, September 18, the airport authority’s training officer gave an overview on where to find an AED (automated external defibrillator) at the airport and how to use it, as well as fire extinguisher safety tips. Should you ever need an AED, there is one located in the terminal building, beside the Security office.
The Securitas manager joined us on Wednesday, September 19 to talk about the security screening process and prohibited items. Read more about what is and isn’t allowed in your checked and carry-on baggage on the CATSA website: https://www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca/en
Thursday, September 20 brought a presentation from our Operations Supervisor on the measures the airport takes to ensure wildlife stay away from the airfield.
The week wrapped up with a FOD (foreign object debris) walk on the apron. FOD can cause significant damage to aircraft, and every employee who is airside makes collecting anything that may drop on the apron or runway a top priority. That meant our group didn’t find very much on the FOD walk – which is great news!
Thank you to all the airline, security, airport authority, and support staff who joined us during the week. Safety is fundamental at the Fredericton International Airport, and events like Canadian Airport Safety Week give us all an opportunity to join together and ensure the continued safety and security of the travelling public. The initiative was organized by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), in collaboration with 29 participating airports across the country.
The Fredericton International Airport (YFC) serves approximately 398,000 passengers annually and offers direct daily service to the major hubs of Toronto (Pearson and Billy Bishop), Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax, along with seasonal service to the popular sun destinations Cancun, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria, and Punta Cana. Through direct, indirect, and induced economic activity, YFC supports 662 jobs, generates $38.8 million in GDP, and creates $25.8 million in labour income for New Brunswick every year.